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  •  All the more reason (5+ / 0-)

    we need to step up efforts to reduce the number of low-information voters, which requires us as a society to promote the value of skepticism and critical thinking. Start as early as possible.

    liberal bias = failure to validate or sufficiently flatter the conservative narrative on any given subject

    by RockyMtnLib on Sat Mar 05, 2011 at 07:47:15 AM PST

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    •  And improve the quality of the MSM (3+ / 0-)

      This may be possible.

      I'm with Hilary on Al  Jazeera and I'm glad she recognized it publically. Sooner or later it is going to have to be more widely distrubuted.  If not, many more will use their internet English site.

      MSNBC has improved its liine up over the last few years and I have hopes for Current TV and hope it grows in reachand influence.

      Right now, we see the result of that old computer phrase "garbage in, gatbage out". Hopefully this will change over time.

    •  I'm a little more cynical (2+ / 0-)

      This pity for the low-info voter would have been valid in the early 1990s, but today, even with the internet at their disposal, millions of people willingly believe Republican lies that are easily debunked; they aren't interested in facts.

      To me, this just proves that as our nation gets dumber and dumber due to our devaluing of education, we cannot expect to appeal to people with reason and facts. You have to appeal to their myths, their emotions, and their immediate fears, all blended with clever rhetoric. That's what they respond to, and that's what gets covered by our shit media.

      "The deflation of the progressives was done on purpose by the White House staff. It was a terrible mistake." -- Howard Dean

      by just some lurker guy on Sat Mar 05, 2011 at 12:56:56 PM PST

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