Cognitive Bias from Right-Wing Media


Folksonomies: cognition cognitive bias

Memes

08 JUL 2016

 Exploiting Conservative Cognitive Bias

Conservative ideology, as Perlstein persuasively argues, is particularly vulnerable to grifters because of its faith in the goodness of business and its concomitant hostility toward regulation—which makes it easy for true believers to buy into the notion that some modern Edison has a miraculous new invention that the Washington elite is conniving to suppress. In Perlstein’s words, “The strategic alliance of snake-oil vendors and conservative true believers points up evidence of another ...
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06 MAR 2016

 Cognitive Framing Differences Between Liberals and Conser...

I work in the cognitive and brain sciences. In the 1990's, I undertook to answer a question in my field: How do the various policy positions of conservatives and progressives hang together? Take conservatism: What does being against abortion have to do with being for owning guns? What does owning guns have to do with denying the reality of global warming? How does being anti-government fit with wanting a stronger military? How can you be pro-life and for the death penalty? Progressives have t...
Folksonomies: politics rhetoric framing
Folksonomies: politics rhetoric framing
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01 MAR 2016

 Donald Trump's Candidacy is the Natural Outcome of Cognit...

Let’s be clear: Trump is no fluke. Nor is he hijacking the Republican Party or the conservative movement, if there is such a thing. He is, rather, the party’s creation, its Frankenstein monster, brought to life by the party, fed by the party and now made strong enough to destroy its maker. Was it not the party’s wild obstructionism — the repeated threats to shut down the government over policy and legislative disagreements; the persistent call for nullification of Supreme Court decisi...
Folksonomies: rhetoric cognitive bias
Folksonomies: rhetoric cognitive bias
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25 NOV 2015

 Fox News as a Senior Cognitive Disorder

Old, white, wrinkled and angry, they are slipping from polite society in alarming numbers. We’re losing much of a generation. They often sport hats or other clothing, some marking their status as veterans, Tea Partyers or “patriots” of some kind or another. They have yellow flags, bumper stickers and an unquenchable rage. They used to be the brave men and women who took on America’s challenges, tackling the ’60s, the Cold War and the Reagan years — but now many are terrified by t...
Folksonomies: politics cognitive bias
Folksonomies: politics cognitive bias
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09 NOV 2015

 America's Political Future Could Look Like France's

Consider what it would look like for America to follow the path of France, devolving toward a new two-party system which has on the one hand a center-left / technocratic party, full of elites with shared pedigrees of experience and education, and on the other a nativist right/populist party, which represents a constant reactive force to the dominant elite. In France, the École Nationale d’Administration produces the political elite. In America, we have a more diversified but still as domi...
Folksonomies: politics cognitive bias
Folksonomies: politics cognitive bias
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09 NOV 2015

 The Extremist Rhetoric is Self-Reinforcing

This aide and other Republicans describe a recurring chicken-and-egg question: Who came first to these hardline, no-compromise stands – conservative media or their audiences? Are media celebrities and outlets simply reflecting their audiences, or shaping the views of readers, listeners and viewers? “I think they just feed off each other” in “a pact from hell,” the Senate aide said. “In a way we’re our own worst enemies, not the Democrats. It’s the conservative media pushing us...
Folksonomies: rhetoric cognitive bias
Folksonomies: rhetoric cognitive bias
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09 NOV 2015

 Far-Right Rhetoric is Profitable

Representative Tom Cole, an Oklahoman in the House Republican leadership and a former politics professor, said, “There’s a big difference between intellectual conservatism and what exists out there now. It’s much more populist in its orientation and much wider in its reach. This is not an elite opinion, a Bill Buckley sort of thing.” And in a nod to the new media’s greater profitability, Cole added, “While it’s conservative in its orientation, it’s a financially driven enterpr...
Folksonomies: rhetoric cognitive bias
Folksonomies: rhetoric cognitive bias
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09 NOV 2015

 Far-Right Rhetoric is Win-Win

As for those in the widening world of conservative media, for all of their complaints about the establishment, they are only too happy to acknowledge their influence in shaping the political agenda. “I don’t think conservative media is shaping it as much as it would like to, but it’s shaping it more than Washington would like it to,” said Deace. “I don’t think it’s moving fast enough for conservatives like myself, but it is clearly dragging the Republicans along, kicking and scr...
Folksonomies: politics
Folksonomies: politics
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09 NOV 2015

 The Republican Party needs to stop talking to itself

The Republican Party needs to stop talking to itself. We have become expert in how to provide ideological reinforcement to like-minded people, but devastatingly we have lost the ability to be persuasive with, or welcoming to, those who do not agree with us on every issue.
Folksonomies: politics rhetoric
Folksonomies: politics rhetoric
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References

08 JUL 2016

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Electronic/World Wide Web>Internet Article:  Heer, Jeet (June 28, 2016), Conservatives Have Groomed the Perfect Suckers for Trump’s Epic Scam, New Republic, Retrieved on 2016-07-08
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    06 MAR 2016

     Why Trump?

    Electronic/World Wide Web>Internet Article:  Lakoff, George , Why Trump?, Retrieved on 2016-03-06
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    01 MAR 2016

     Home Page Politics Opinions Sports Local National World B...

    Electronic/World Wide Web>Internet Article:  Kagan, Robert (February 25, 2016), Home Page Politics Opinions Sports Local National World Business Tech Lifestyle Entertainment Crosswords Video Photography Washington Post Live Live Chats Real Estate Cars Jobs WP BrandConnect Classifieds Partners washingtonpost.com 1996-2016 The Wa, Washington Post, Retrieved on 2016-03-01
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    25 NOV 2015

     I lost my dad to Fox News: How a generation was captured ...

    Electronic/World Wide Web>Internet Article:  LYNGAR, EDWIN (FEB 27, 2014), I lost my dad to Fox News: How a generation was captured by thrashing hysteria, Salon, Retrieved on 2015-11-25
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    09 NOV 2015

     Are Republicans For Freedom Or White Identity Politics?

    Electronic/World Wide Web>Internet Article:  Domenech, Ben (AUGUST 21, 2015), Are Republicans For Freedom Or White Identity Politics?, The Federalist, Retrieved on 2015-11-09
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  • Folksonomies: politics conservatism
    Folksonomies: politics conservatism
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    09 NOV 2015

     They Don't Give a Damn About Governing: Conservative Medi...

    Electronic/World Wide Web>Internet Article:  Calmes, Jackie (July 27, 2015), They Don't Give a Damn About Governing: Conservative Media's Influence on the Republican Party, Shorenstein Center, Retrieved on 2015-11-09
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    09 NOV 2015

     GOP Growth and Opportunity Project

    Electronic/World Wide Web>Internet Article:  GOP, (March 17, 2014), GOP Growth and Opportunity Project, Retrieved on 2015-11-09
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