API study confirms existence of “low information voter”

I’ve often pondered the question, “are Americans deep thinkers or just soundbite grabbers?” We now have quantitative proof.

As reported by Chris Cillizza in the Washington Post, a new study by the Media Insight Project, an initiative of the AP-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research and the American Press Institute confirms the existence of the “low information voter.”

According to the study, 41 percent of Americans report that they watched, read, or heard any in-depth news stories, beyond the headlines, in the prior week.

Chart courtesty of American Press Institute

However this means around 60 percent (six in 10) acknowledge they’ve done nothing more than read news headlines in the past week. Are you part of the 60 percent? Will you admit to being a low information voter? I do sometimes read comments posted to certain stories and realize some commenting have never read the entire piece — or at least lack basic skills in comprehension.

So back to my opening question, are we no longer a society of deep thinkers? Evidently politicians and the media think not and steer the American public towards simple, not complex issues. After all, simple messaging like “Hope and Change” and “Forward” was effective – twice. We’ve become a bumper sticker society.

In his story, Chris Cilizza says, “We make this point regularly when asked, for example, how the situation in Ukraine will affect the November election. It almost certainly won’t. The Russia-Ukraine-Crimea story is a complex one that requires a news consumer to engage deeply in the subject matter. And, to be honest, the average news consumer in the United States is a headline-reader — at best.”

It was James Madison who stated, “The advancement and diffusion of knowledge is the only guardian of true liberty.” Perhaps there is a wholehearted drive towards “dumbing down” the American society in order to make us more easily manipulated. Has the 24-hour news cycle brought this on? Do we find ourselves living under the facade of being informed?

The political consultant and pollster class have turned messaging and themes into a business and are herding us along and turning us into mindless lemmings. Just remember that quote attributed to Orwell, “In a universe of deceit, truth becomes a revolutionary act.”

So, if you did indeed read this entire post, congratulations. If you clicked on the link and read the report, kudos. And if you never got to this point, well, I guess you validated the story.

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FIRE THEM ALL- 2014
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Most democrats lack basic comprehension skills, and then they accuse you of the same. I speed read so sometime I miss a point in an article, but I read them. I even read some of what the left puts out but it makes my head spin. I can’t understand their pattern of thinking.

The_Patriot
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Two things, the first is that the left/ socialists and communists do what is called projecting. They accuse the foe’s with what they themselves are doing. They try to get away with it by distracting you with other seemingly important news but is not important at all IE: Global Warming.They disguise taking control over you by stating if they don’t everyone will die from heat or no more skiing, Due to global warming. the second thing is, understanding them is actually fairly easy. If you think of them as spoiled brat three year olds throwing tantrums, their actions become much… Read more »
MotherBatherick
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The Communists in the Democrat Party, such as Alex Van Jones, have long been “nudging” low information voters. Scary part is, it’s been working. Example: look who/what we have in the White House and his administration.

pearl87
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I’m not sure whether I would be a “low information” voter by this standard, as what passes for news in the MSM rarely gets picked up on my radar. Hence it took me 4 days to hear about the disappearing jet. But I seek out real news from many sources and don’t consider myself uninformed about what matters to me. Maybe the whole concept ought to be more focused on understanding and intelligence and less on information, because what passes for information these days is more properly called propaganda.

BG
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I try. I really try. I’m retired and am extremely concerned about the downward slide of our country. We are bombarded with so much information it’s mind boggling. We do need to eat sleep and try to figure out how to work all these gadgets with a mind of there own. And then there’s the monstrous government with all the scandals, criminals, traitors and terrorists that seem to be walking off with the country! We supposedly elect people who will take care of the business of government so we can work, care for our families, physical and spiritual needs, and… Read more »
Betty Bloodworth Smith
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Betty Bloodworth Smith
I try to read the news. I hardly ever watch TV. Most of my information come’s from facebook. The thing that I try hard to follow is what is happening to our country, why do we have to answer to the UN about gin control. Its not the guns that kill people its people who kill people or a careless parent who leave’s a loaded gun for a toddler to get a hold of. I also am concerned about the laws Obama seem to be able to pass with the vote or knowledge of and or vote of the majority… Read more »
Old Nikko
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Ah, but he does adhere quite strongly to one amendment… the 16th. Taxes are something he’s absolutely in love with, as long as that income tax comes from folks he believes are “rich” beyond their basic needs.

Marine wife
Guest

Listen to the News but read read read and know your history and research facts, our country and our freedoms depend on the knowledge of the people. So sad that so many are misinformed and have no idea of American History, our “Constitution” or “Bill of Rights”. Knowledge is power.

David Harvey
Guest

Gee wizz and all along i’ve been thinking that Kill Bill 2, was against the second amendment,

thinkingabovemypaygrade
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thinkingabovemypaygrade

Have sometimes just readthe highlights—will work more to read the full account. I do research some stories online… And wondering…if people are used to exchanging barbs and “gotcha” short quotes in debate…maybe (to link a different kind of debate) that’s why Dr Richard Dawkins is in video clips telling his followers to “mock” Christians…instead of do the rational debate.

thinkingabovemypaygrade
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thinkingabovemypaygrade

,,,since the gullible can be taken down with a snappy soundbite, a gotcha quote…instead of long rational argument!

The_Patriot
Guest

Dumbing down of our population is one of the points of the communist agenda for destroying this country it started right after WW2. and now it is at it’s pinnacle. The way to control people is to keep them ignorant. Tell them anything but the truth and they swallow it whole. That is why the biggest source of lies come straight from barry and are disseminated through the propaganda machine that is the Main Stream Media.
Odd that it takes a study and a survey to know and understand what the majority of conservatives have known for years.

EricStoner
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Saved these three from the NY Times which illustrates the slant of just the story headline. Looking at these three, guess who the Democrat is?:-)

NYT: Cruz Nasty Newcomer: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/17/opinion/sunday/ted-cruz-the-gops-nasty-newcomer.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

NYT: VERY Junior Senator: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/16/us/politics/ted-cruz-runs-counter-to-courtly-ways-of-the-senate.html?pagewanted=all

NYT: NY Junior Senator Doggedly Refusing to Play the Part: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/07/us/politics/new-yorks-junior-senator-doggedly-refusing-to-play-the-part.html?smid=fb-share

frozeninbemidji
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You know, when we see the President filling out his bracket while Putin invades Crimea, we think how out of touch he must be. He is almost the perfect representation of what we’ve become, probably on purpose. People that care more about the distraction of who wins a football or basketball game than how much trouble our economy is in, or how close we are to giving our way of life away. I’ve always thought about what could possibly make countrymen fire on each other or children turn on their parents. I guess if you can completely dumb down and… Read more »
diditweetthat
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I know, you forgot you voted for him twice… but…

http://jonox.livejournal.com/25625.html

George W. Bush’s vacation time (grand total)487 days at Camp David
490 days at Crawford Ranch
43 days at Kennebunkport Compound

Total: 1020 days, more than 1/3rd of his presidency. Bush set the record for most vacation time taken by president.

Carter took 79 days in 4 years.
Clinton took 152 days in 8 years.

Reagan took 335 days in 8 years.
Bush Sr. took 543 days in 4 years!

So much for the mythological Republican hard worth ethic.

frozeninbemidji
Guest

So your another regressive that still doesn’t understand it hasn’t been left vs. right for about 25 years now. Catch up son, you’re making yourself look foolish.

diditweetthat
Guest

Ummm… wuh?

frozeninbemidji
Guest

exactly

diditweetthat
Guest

No really?

“So you’re another regressive that still doesn’t understand it hasn’t been left vs. right for about 25 years now” I”m not a regressive if you’ve read any number of my posts, and if it hasn’t been left vs right for the about 25 years, then WUH?

I ain’t yer son, pappy.

frozeninbemidji
Guest

You thought I cared about the difference in republican vs. democrat vacation time, and I said that you don’t understand it hasn’t been republican vs. democrat for 25 years. You said wuh, proving that you don’t understand, and I said exactly.

I’m not old enough to be your pappy, son, but if I was your pappy, you’d have a clue.

diditweetthat
Guest

“and I said that you don’t understand it hasn’t been republican vs. democrat for 25 years.”

and I still don’t. Why don’t you quote yourself one more time to “clarify”

Or you could just say it with less double negatives.

Thanks pappy.

SINCERELY,
Notyourson

frozeninbemidji
Guest

Double negatives? That’s all you have? Go build up your troll muscles and come back, son.

diditweetthat
Guest

DERP!

If you don’t know what you meant either, then don’t get mad at me.

diditweetthat
Guest

I’m pretty sure he got PUTIN over CRIMEA in his brackets… so what are you whining about?

dba_vagabond_trader
Guest

Definitely by design, an ignorant populace is easier to control.

Old Nikko
Guest

We’d be better off with a department store manikin in the Oval Orifice. At least it would do no harm… and it would be dressed as nicely as the marketing department budget allowed.

Darla Buckland
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So I read a nonpartisan study. Posted here which is what I encounter every day and the 16 comments were downgrading Obama and the dems. Look hard in the mirror each of you I am a Democrat.I am more than a little informed .When my friends post information on my wall the comments relate to the information we don’t spend all our time discussing stupid idiot racist republicans.. Nor do we spend it stating how much we are not racist. Why? Because one only has to look ay the different numbers of comments on this one compared to the one… Read more »
Jimbolero
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“I’ll have those niggers voting Democratic for the next 200 years.” —Lyndon B. Johnson to two governors on Air Force One –

“These Negroes, they’re getting pretty uppity these days and that’s a problem for us since they’ve got something now they never had before, the political pull to back up their uppityness. Now we’ve got to do something about this, we’ve got to give them a little something, just enough to quiet them down, not enough to make a difference.”—LBJ

You were saying?

Darla Buckland
Guest

I am saying the above comment has never been verified .
The work that Johnson did for Civil Rights was.

Jimbolero
Guest
The white liberal differs from the white conservative only in one way: the liberal is more deceitful than the conservative. The liberal is more hypocritical than the conservative. Both want power, but the white liberal is the one who has perfected the art of posing as the Negro’s friend and benefactor; and by winning the friendship, allegiance, and support of the Negro, the white liberal is able to use the Negro as a pawn or tool in this political “football game” that is constantly raging between the white liberals and white conservatives. Politically the American Negro is nothing but a… Read more »
Darla Buckland
Guest

“The methodology of the democrat party is actually quite monstrous when you lay it all out in black and white, isn’t it?”

Yes it is .
That is why I don’t lay it out in black or white, after all, people are some shade of brown.

Jimbolero
Guest

Very nice snark. Very nice. You may now resume seething with poutrage about the Ebil Koch brothers, Sarah Palin, FoxNews, the Tea Party, and the stunning lack of white guilt in conservatives.

Darla Buckland
Guest

That’s Ok I have been busy reading about the Temple Student who was attacked by the blacks. I knew they were black because they are pictured beside the article on nbc where the rest of the story came from.

Oh my that sounds like race bait to me. Caught plenty of racism that’s for sure. Quite a bit of ‘seething with poutrage” as well. Nice place to learn how to do this.

Jimbolero
Guest

The Temple Student should have armed himself. Most attackers have a sudden change of heart when they come face to face with their impending departure from their mortal coils. Those that withdraw live to reflect upon the risks of their behavior. Those that press on have a short exciting life. You pays your money and you takes your chances.

Jimbolero
Guest
The bottom quote is taken directly from transcripts of official recordings. It’s clear LBJ was throwing blacks a table scrap, something he could claim credit for to get votes from the liberal base, blacks and at the same time calm the rising tide of black unrest. He was shrewd. The democrats have played the blacks for decades, essentially farming them on huge metropolitain plantations where generation after generation of blacks are given “free” minimum subsistence and food, roach infested Section 8 housing a little spending cash on an EBT card and all they have to do to keep the freebies… Read more »
Darla Buckland
Guest

Johnson probably said a lot of things. It is equally important to know what the situation was and not to take words out of context.
As you said he had speech writers.
You can not discount the years of work on Civil rights issues by a comment.
Actions speak louder than words.

Burn_the_Witch
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Judging by your nearly incoherent comment, I don’t buy your self evaluation of “more than a little informed”.

Darla Buckland
Guest

Reading yours proves my point.

Burn_the_Witch
Guest
So your point was to be incoherent? Happy to oblige. Seriously though, thank you for at least trying to improve your comment. I will address each point it seems you’re trying to make: The comments here relating to Dems being LIVs are based on the fact that Obama’s campaign made a well-publicized point to target the them. (There’s a much larger point to be made here, but I want to see if you’re familiar with the basics) You are aware that Allen West is a mostly conservative Republican, so his comments section will tend to attract the like-minded. Does this… Read more »
diditweetthat
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You’re sort of wordy. Do you think you might be an elitist liberal, trapped in a conservative body?

Burn_the_Witch
Guest

Explaining simple writing concepts tends to get tedious. Of course, this was when I thought she was being honest. (Bonus points if you can put together the implication about you I’m making)

If the term “elitist liberal” had any real meaning, your question might be relevant.

diditweetthat
Guest

“You are aware that Allen West is a mostly conservative Republican, so his comments section will tend to attract the like-minded. Does this come as a shock to you?”

Yes, I recognize the LOFO conservative leaning… your point?

Burn_the_Witch
Guest

Since you missed my point in plain language English, I’d say your ability to recognize LOFO is compromised.

diditweetthat
Guest

DERP

diditweetthat
Guest

“The comments here relating to Dems being LIVs are based on the fact that Obama’s campaign made a well-publicized point to target them.”

or the fact that this is a conservative page….

Burn_the_Witch
Guest

Which doesn’t change the point I made at all. Focus a little harder.

diditweetthat
Guest

There was one?

diditweetthat
Guest

You made a point? I’d reread, but all I see is drivel. DERP DERP DERP

diditweetthat
Guest

THE STORY and the DATA don’t point to one party or the other.

Here’s the original DATA.

http://www.americanpressinstitute.org/publications/reports/survey-research/how-americans-get-news/

Darla Buckland
Guest

Do you think the word bipartisan is out of its league here?

Burn_the_Witch
Guest

You are correct. And if I had said otherwise, you might have a point.

Darla Buckland
Guest

I corrected one typo, I shortened the sentences, and added spaces.
I did not change the wording.

diditweetthat
Guest

2nd to NOT READING is NOT UNDERSTANDING.

Keep up the great work Darla, but realize some people are thick as a Black & White brick.

Darla Buckland
Guest
Simple sentence : It is clear when a person reads an article for information and when they read it to with the intention to respond. Thanks for the tip on my complex sentences in the style of my writing. Flesh Kincade suggested the same thing that it was to complex. I have been working on correcting that for a couple of months. The ‘stupid, idiot, ….Republicans” was in reference to the majority of the comments I read from Republicans. This is not the only Political Web site I read from any Politician. As for my Facebook page It is combined… Read more »
Burn_the_Witch
Guest
Your problem is not complex sentences. Your problem is lack of coherence. Parsing programs are useful tools, but don’t use them as a crutch. If that’s what you’ve been doing, you might want to consider adding more tools to your toolbox. Even though you may have been referring to Republicans’ comments about “stupid, idiot, racist Republicans”, that doesn’t change the fact that this narrative is also pushed by many mainstream and high profile Democrats/Liberals quite frequently. A personal attack is something that is unjustified. Not only did I address the validity of your observation (which you seem to have missed),… Read more »
diditweetthat
Guest

What was the subject again? Criticizing Darla for not being coherent on your level… Hate to tell you, but you’re an extraordinary reader/writer/comprehender… but you’re really just creating a distraction. NOT making a point beyond that.

Burn_the_Witch
Guest

I see you suffer from the same problems as Darla. I made substantive criticisms of her points, yet she ignored/missed that to focus on the form.

Looks like you did too.

diditweetthat
Guest

DERP derp DERP

diditweetthat
Guest

….and yet, you respond to all of her points.

Obviously not you, but thanks for sticking up for your LOFO friends.

Burn_the_Witch
Guest

It’s only courteous to respond to all of her points. Why wouldn’t I?

Considering I only responded on my behalf and to her points directly, your snark falls a little flat.

Nice try though. (As I see you’re spamming up my e-mail with what will most likely be more nonsense, I’m going to go ahead and warn you that I probably won’t spend too much time bantering with you, so enjoy it while it lasts)

diditweetthat
Guest

DERP

Darla Buckland
Guest

I ran your comment through the Flesh Kincade test here are the results.
Readability FormulaGradeFlesch-Kincaid Grade Level9.1Gunning-Fog Score11.6Coleman-Liau Index10.7SMOG Index8.8Automated Readability Index9Average Grade Level9.8

You are welcome.

Burn_the_Witch
Guest

And you’re welcome for me writing down to your level.

(Don’t leave yourself open to something so obvious)

diditweetthat
Guest

down to her level? I’d say you’re about even, but you definitely win for attitude.

Burn_the_Witch
Guest

Your poor assessment aside – thanks!

(Now, I’ve responded to your little flurry of posts. Knock yourself out. I won’t be back. Enjoy your week.)

diditweetthat
Guest

DERP

Darla Buckland
Guest

How do you know you did write down to my level?

I wasn’t the person who thought my first writing was incoherent .

You really should drop the attitude and stop assuming.

diditweetthat
Guest

THEY are good at assuming and generalizing. It’s THEIR thing.

Burn_the_Witch
Guest
You tried to be snarky, so I responded in kind, but *I* should drop the “attitude”? Characterizing this as “attitude” in the first place, while ignoring your own behavior, isn’t very flattering. Your first writing was incoherent because it was poorly written for reasons I’ve already pointed out above. That doesn’t go away just because you choose to ignore it. I’m also not “assuming” anything. The more you respond, the more evidence you provide concerning your abilities to read and write. For example: you misused “assuming”; consider my rebuttals of each of your points to be “attitude”; show a slight… Read more »
Darla Buckland
Guest

You assumed you were aware of what grade level my writing was.

Burn_the_Witch
Guest

No, I made a determination based on the traits I already pointed out. You don’t even fully understand the word “assume” as evidenced by your continuing misuse of it.

Darla Buckland
Guest

as·sume

əˈso͞om/Submit

verb

1.

suppose to be the case, without proof.

“you’re afraid of what people are going to assume about me”

synonyms: presume, suppose, take it (as given), take for granted, take as read, conjecture, surmise, conclude, deduce, infer, reckon, reason, think, fancy, believe, understand, gather, figure

2.

take or begin to have (power or responsibility).

“he assumed full responsibility for all organizational work”

synonyms: accept, shoulder, bear, undertake, take on/up, manage, handle, deal with

Burn_the_Witch
Guest

You’ve provided yet another example of what I’m talking about.

The first definition is the only one that applies and you completely ignore the “without proof” portion. I’ve shown ample proof by this point.

You could try to get back to defending your content since we’re now both wasting time on your form.

Darla Buckland
Guest

The content of my original comment is defended below.
The statements apply to an individual’s action.

My form was effective with out being combative.
Certain people have checked out my fb page in attempting to discredit other statements I have made.
This would be impossible as we actually read articles .

The Flesh Kincaid readability suggests these comments be written on a 6-7 level.
It is not my level of composition and I am sure it is not yours either.

The difference being I have a reason for attempting this .
Actually try to level down your comments and you will understand .
It is not easy.

Burn_the_Witch
Guest
No, your form was not effective, as it lacked (and still lacks) coherence. I’ll explain. You did not identify that your original comment applied to an “individual’s action”. You quite clearly referred to numerous individuals, i.e. “my friends”, “we”, comments made by many individuals, and the more abstract collective references concerning the “right” and “left”. This is not referring to an “individual.” The combative tone of your original point comes through in the final paragraph where you talk about rattling brains. This is more evidence that you do not take personal accountability in your writing. You cry foul when you’re… Read more »
Darla Buckland
Guest

Not identifying that parts of my comment related to an individuals action was my intent.

Burn_the_Witch
Guest

So you intended to be unclear and misleading to make a point that only you understood?

Darla Buckland
Guest

Yes I intended to make a comment only I understood.
The person’s to which this applied to knows who they are.
In all the banter have you stopped to consider that I placed quotation marks precisely where they belonged?

If you are under the impression I call people stupid , idiot, ect as normal conversation , you are wrong.
You are also wrong to think I use the term ‘rattle my brain’ as anything other than humor , you are also mistaken.

Had you been the person or persons who originally made these statements, you would have been aware of this.

Burn_the_Witch
Guest
So what it comes down to is that you made a post that was coherent to you, but not to anyone who read your post. I pointed out the incoherence and yet you tried to defend it. It was only after the tedium of pointing out your incoherence that you finally decided to elucidate instead of defend the indefensible. You were trolling one person. If I was under any impression, it is because you clearly gave that impression. Putting quotes around something without attributing it or referencing it indicates a general reference, nothing specific. If you find my legitimate criticism… Read more »
Darla Buckland
Guest
You really should lighten up. I did not find your comments insulting. I found them annoying and intriguing. Honestly I could not figure out why they seemed to bother you . As I said before if you looked at most of the comments here you would see that they are unrelated to the article. I did not criticize the article, I didn’t find any errors written into it. I do not feel the need to defend myself from you because I did you no harm. I know and the people reading this knows the details of what this pertains to.… Read more »
Burn_the_Witch
Guest
You’re all over the place. You just said, “Your criticism of my methods is also insulting,” and now you say “I did not find your comments insulting.” The rest of the comments are irrelevant. Yours is the one we’re talking about, and after several hundred words, you finally admit to its incoherence. You don’t defend arguments or ideas because someone does you harm, you defend them to strengthen your ideas or hone your skill. Harm has nothing to do with anything here. No one is asking you to write a term paper either. I’m asking you to make sense, which… Read more »
Darla Buckland
Guest

“Insulting to those of us”
I think it has everything to do with your poor comprehension skills.

Burn_the_Witch
Guest

So because you don’t understand simple pronouns and their basic usage, I’m the one with a reading comprehension problem?

Yeah, Sport, I think we’re done here.

Darla Buckland
Guest

I used the word us, when I was speaking of more than one person. For example a group. You replaced us to I, meaning me.

Some people can be intimidated and bullied. I just happen to be one who isn’t.

Burn_the_Witch
Guest

Are you really so daft as to think that “us” doesn’t include “I”?

You know what, don’t answer that. If I have to explain to you that “us” is a word that describes a group of two or more people that includes the speaker, then I guess my estimation of your ability was a bit charitable.

Now I know we’re done here. Good luck.

Darla Buckland
Guest

60 people are riding in a bus when it is struck head on.
My friends and I were passengers.
Some were severely injured, over half suffered minor injuries, and the rest were not injured at all.
This was the result when the truck hit US. duh

colsooonscoorner
Guest

Sure shows people don’t read. Listen to LSM,catch a headline or I just don’t give a damn! Thought it was sad when I saw college kids getting ???’s on various things. They didn’t have a clue. Even went so far as to credit the wrong “party”. Amazing! Oh yes they knew Palin’s daughter was pregnant out of wedlock. LSM gets credit there.

ss396
Guest

What is proportion of LIV’s twenty years ago? fifty? one hundred? Are LIVs getting more numerous, less numerous, or about the same proportion as they have historically been? How often is it necessary to read past a headline to know what the story states?

This article makes a series of assertions on the vague claim of reading past headlines. That is scarcely an indicator of being informed, particularly with the overall decline in competent journalism.

diditweetthat
Guest

“How often is it necessary to read past a headline to know what the story states?”

They call them STORIES, not HEADLINES… I would say upwards of 50% of the time, but it could be as much as 100%

What did you think of The Washington Post article that this was linked to? How about Allen West’s conclusion at the end of this LENGTHY 9 paragraph story? (2 of which were LIFTED FROM the WP article without quotes or other attribution)

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2014/03/19/americans-read-headlines-and-not-much-else/?wp_login_redirect=0

Darla Buckland
Guest

How often is it necessary to read past the headline? Always.
People now think headlines are news. Headlines are attention grabbers or Drama lines.

The First paragraph sets up the story, the middle adds detail, and the end has the point.
I have read the first and last many times on things I am mildly interested.

LIV are down from decades ago. We had less information, but it was better journalism. It was also actual news as opposed to the drama that confuses people.

David Gillies
Guest

You can make a strong case that a good degree of detachment from news and current affairs can be rational behaviour, in the sense of a utility-increasing action. It’s not quite ‘ignorance is bliss’, but more in the sense of opportunity cost. Being a newshound like me is a time-consuming and non-remunerative activity. I could be doing something else with my time and, given the minuscule influence a single voter has, who’s to say that that something else isn’t a more profitable endeavour?

Michael J. Fell
Guest

And we all know who they vote for. After all, Low Information Voter is just the polite way of saying Fully Indoctrinated “progressive” Useful Idiot.

diditweetthat
Guest

Apparently Allen West.

Now go to

http://www.allenbwest.com/2014/03/former-obama-groupie-burns-2008-campaign-shirt-calls-biggest-fraud-ever/

and watch… SPOILER ALERT, you’ll have to watch ALL THE WAY to 2:50 to get the “punchline”

She hates Obama for being….. like the conservatives. BOOM!

Now read the comments. OUCH.

Before you generalize, you should ensure you didn’t accidentally include yourself.

Michael J. Fell
Guest

OOOOooooooohhhhhh! Skewered by diditweetthat’s rapier wit.
Talk about an “I am rubber you are glue, everything you say bounces off of me and sticks to you” defense.
Pffffft.

diditweetthat
Guest

I know you are but what am I?

Actually, NOT like that at all.

When Allen runs again, will you be voting for him again?

Michael J. Fell
Guest

Are you going to vote for the Marxist…err, ah, um…I mean “progressive” candidate again?

diditweetthat
Guest

there was one?

Michael J. Fell
Guest

If a candidate is a member of today’s Democrat Party, the odds are that they’re Marxist.

diditweetthat
Guest

Hey, I just read a great article about you. Check it out here.

http://www.allenbwest.com/2014/03/

Derp

diditweetthat
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diditweetthat
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Hey, I just read a great article about you. Check it out here.

http://www.allenbwest.com/2014/03/api-study-confirms-existence-low-information-voter

Derp

JenniferP
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Trying to explain the need to go deeper meets with resistance whether the party is 23 or 73. I know I have tried with 4 different people just this week. I heard well I really like NPR, I read the daily paper and try to watch evening news. that was the 73 yr old. the 20 somethings say it is a waste of time and politics have nothing to do with real life……well……I will keep trying.

diditweetthat
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Well, NOW YOU KNOW EVERY 70 year old and EVERY 20 year old. Congratulations… you will always be disappointed.

“What’s wrong with these kids today?”

diditweetthat
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41% lol, if that much… Most on the right, CAN’T read past the headline… some can’t even watch a video all the way through and when they do, they don’t necessarily comprehend it.

See here for an example.

http://www.allenbwest.com/2014/03/former-obama-groupie-burns-2008-campaign-shirt-calls-biggest-fraud-ever/

2:50 gives up the REASON for the video, yet the lofos there believe she’s suddenly embracing Conservative Ideals and that she’s going to go out and be Campaign manager for GOP CANDIDATE for President 2016… maybe even Allen West.

DERP!

I hated George Bush and now I hate you for ….. being so much like THEM.

DERP! DERP!

diditweetthat
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I think Allen B West is mocking y’all by posting this here… no worries, it’s not like you read it… to the end….

diditweetthat
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I do sometimes read comments posted to certain stories and realize some commenting have never read the entire piece — or at least lack basic skills in comprehension.

LOL

Darla Buckland
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Yes I especially liked the mannequin comment.

diditweetthat
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So, if you did indeed read this entire post, congratulations. If you clicked on the link and read the report, kudos. And if you never got to this point, well, I guess you validated the story.

Darla Buckland
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LOL

diditweetthat
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I think Allen B West likes making fun of “his peeps” as much as we do.