A new scientific survey released yesterday by the widely-respected Pew Research further confirms that liberals cannot handle being exposed to dissent. Part of a series of studies on political polarization in America, this latest survey finds that liberals are far more likely to lash out hysterically at differing views, despite being regularly exposed to a “wider variety” of media sources. They routinely unfriend, block, mute, or sever friendships at the first hint of disagreement, according to the report.
As I noted in 2013, other studies have also found that Republicans are more educated on the issues, more informed on current events, and more open-minded…and that Democrats are persistently ignorant of the facts and use contradictory logic at every turn.
This study is a scathing indictment not only of the “pro-tolerance,” “pro-diversity” leftists who incessantly lecture the rest of us on civility, but also of the news media. Exposure to a wider variety of news outlets should not result in people shrieking in disbelief and ending personal relationships the moment they are exposed to another side of the story. This is what happens when the entire Non-Fox Media peddle the same blatantly one-sided DNC propaganda and Media Matters misinformation, rather than practicing actual journalism.
This is also why Fox News absolutely obliterates its competition in the ratings. It is one of the few places left where voters can go to get multiple sides of the story.
With virtually the entire flow of information in this country (academia, news media, Hollywood) thoroughly corrupted and hijacked by one side of the aisle, what you end up with is uninformed, tantrum-throwing liberal hysterics who have never actually been challenged, and who cannot handle intellectual confrontation, trying to steal power and silence dissent at every turn. Meanwhile, the only thinking, reasonable adults in this situation (conservatives) continue presenting facts, evidence, and logic, only to be crucified as racists and women-haters for anything and everything they say…no matter how little sense it makes.
Incidentally, the least distrusted news media outlets identified in this study were two British sources that Americans largely don’t use–the Economist and the BBC. Utterly smeared and vilified conservative and libertarian pundits Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck naturally shared the most distrusted rankings, along with their virtually unknown leftist counterparts, Ed Schultz and Daily Kos (along with Al Jazeera America). Fox News, Bloomberg, Yahoo News, Washington Post, and the Guardian were found to be generally trusted overall.