Friday, March 11, 2005

Another reason to kill your television

ARTICLE: Study: Post-9/11 news drove liberals toward a harder line: "Study: Post-9/11 news drove liberals toward a harder line
(Posted: 3/8/2005)

Dennis Chaptman

Liberals who gleaned most of their news from television in the days after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks increased their support for expanded police powers, bringing them closer in line with the opinions of conservatives, a study by a UW-Madison researcher shows.

In contrast, heavy newspaper reading by liberals was related to lower levels of support for expanded police powers and for limits on privacy and freedom of information, basically reinforcing the differences between liberals and conservatives, says Dietram Scheufele, a journalism professor who conducted the study."

1 comment:

SheaNC said...

It is interesting... it shows which tool is most useful for mind control :)

Now I'm off to watch my reality shows...