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Internet makes the dumb dumber

The Internet is a Major Driver of the Growth of Cognitive Inequality Moral of the story: the internet makes dumb people dumber and smart p…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

1 Oct 30, 2012
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Romney bets on US press incompetence

Romney bets on the US mass media buying his Big Lie. By making debt the centerpiece of his campaign, Romney was making a calculated bluff o…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

5 Oct 10, 2012
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JumboJoke points out Neil Armstrong coverage gaffs

The benefit of experience Wrong name, wrong guy, wrong footprint, "first man on the man", etc.

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

0 Sep 8, 2012

Worst Media Brown-Nosers

7 Worst Media Brown-Nosers Who Enable Paul Ryan's Lies Many pundits describe the vice-presidential nominee as an intellectual heavyweight.…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

0 Sep 4, 2012

Infotainment deception guts democracy

Don't give climate change heretics an easy ride ...the media's ambition to be entertaining and provocative too often overrules its respect…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

1 Aug 31, 2012
Reply by Steph S.

West Nile media coverage as a simple war story

WHY IS THE AERIAL BATTLE AGAINST WEST NILE VIRUS MORE COMPELLING THAN THE CLIMATE CHANGE THAT CAUSED IT? While scientists hoped that the pu…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

0 Aug 24, 2012

How to turn outright lies into truthy "truths"

Here is how it works. Each lie is developed in the right's machine, using something currently in the news to reinforce an ongoing narrative…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

0 Aug 19, 2012

Free Press = happier, more satisfied citizens

Press Freedom Leads to Happiness, Environmental Quality Researchers at the University of Missouri have found that citizens of countries wit…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

0 Aug 8, 2012

Pictures enhance Truthiness

Enhancing you discussion or blog with an eye catching image increases readers feeling it's true. ...scientists in New Zealand and Canada ex…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

0 Aug 8, 2012

digg sold for $500,000

7 Ways Digg Dug Its Own Grave Once a high-flying web property, Digg was sold Thursday for a paltry $500,000. The sale to Betaworks... Digg…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

0 Jul 13, 2012

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