How Low-Information Voters Get Their News


There are a lot of people who just don’t pay attention to the news at all. And they cancel out your well informed vote.
Check it out:

I have just come across a fascinating piece, and I have not had a chance to read it. It prints out to four pages, and I had a chance to just briefly race through this thing. But at first perusal it appears to totally substantiate a theory of mine that I’ve held for a long time. It is about the American public, the population, and where it really does get hold of what it thinks it knows.

Where are low-information people hanging out in the media?

This paper is by a professor at Princeton named Markus Prior, and he has produced an academic paper that attempts to dispel the notion that Fox News is responsible for all the partisanship in the country. The Democrats, the rest of the media, the president of the United States all blame Fox (and, of course, me) for the partisanship, for the divide that exists in this country, for the fact that the culture and the society are rankled. And this guy said, how can that be? The professor, again his name is Markus Prior at Princeton.



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