SuttonWho2 karma2013-01-14 20:21:41 UTC
David, thanks for doing this AMA. I also enjoy the slap of the NYT and WSJ on my doorstep.
Why do you think even politically interested Americans have become so narrow in their political reading/listenership/viewing? There's the group who'll read the NYT op-ed pages, listen to NPR, watch MSNBC's evening lineup. And the group who'll read the WSJ op-ed pages, listen to Limbaugh, watch Fox's evening lineup.
Both sides have become like jurors who only listen when the prosecutor speaks, then stick their fingers in their ears when the defense attorney speaks.
Is this all about reputational bias? Are folks fearful their colleagues/acquaintances will shriek if they discover one among them has (gasp!) an actual interest in learning about the other side's beliefs?
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