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2010年11月12日

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The soft-balling of items 那deserve criticism might more appropriately be called 纽约时报化。 查看最近的AP文章:

编辑后的泄漏报告弄脏了白宫的信誉
美联社,狄娜·卡皮耶洛(Dina Cappiello)

The oil spill 那damaged the Gulf of Mexico'的礁石和湿地也威胁要污染奥巴马政府'依靠科学指导政策的声誉。

自四月份的泄漏事件以来,学者,环保主义者和联邦调查人员一直指责政府,对科学发现轻描淡写,歪曲数据并最近曲解了其征求专家的意见。 (剪裁)

内政部在一份报告中提出了科学家的最新投诉's inspector general, which concluded 那the White House edited a drilling safety report in a way 那made it falsely appear 那scientists and experts supported the administration'禁止在六个月内进行新的深水钻探。

这是一个重要的故事。它'是白宫伪造科学报告的丑闻。而且,暂停钻探使数千人失业。它对海湾地区的经济造成了重大破坏。

《纽约时报》如何报道内政部的报告'监察长?他们完全忽略了它!

Drutman gives two examples 那purportedly show bias by both Republicans and Democrats. In fact, they show only Democratic bias. The Republican beliefs were accurate, while the Dems beliefs were not.

示例如下:

1. 在1980年至1988年之间,通货膨胀率从约14%降至约4%。但是当被问及里根的通货膨胀发生了什么'两个学期,超过一半"strong" Democrats insisted 那inflation had gotten somewhat or much worse over 那period, whereas only 8 percent said it had gotten better. For "strong"共和党人,恰恰相反。

2. 在2006年大选后不久,民主党人重新控制了国会,与选举前相比,民主党选民对自己的经济前景表示出极大的乐观。同时,共和党选民对此感到悲观。

在这两种情况下,共和党的信念都符合现实。

The question, David, is which elites spread the myth 那inflation increased under Reagan. When I asked this question in September about other myths believed by large portions of the public, Brendan 回应 那"the fact 那I said 那elites played a role in spreading the Obama Muslim myth doesn'并不意味着我相信所有神话都是由精英传播的-在那里'误解的传播方式显然存在很大差异。"然而,这留下了一个问题,即人们如何确定哪些神话被精英散布,哪些神话是由其他因素导致的。轶事证据,尤其是很少有人观看的节目中提到的内容或更少的人阅读的文章中的证据,不能很好地替代因果关系的科学证明。

I 继续相信 那many such misperceptions represent more of a reflexive proxy for opposition to a particular politician or party--i.e., symbolic beliefs--than to respondents'实际上被误导了事实。

You may be right, 抢. I theorize 那media bias also plays a role by failing to correct myths 那hurt conservatives.

It's incredible 那many Dems thought inflation had gotten worse, when it had actually dropped all the way from 14% to 4%. I agree 那specific elites may have spread the false story. However, I suspect also 那the Dem-leaning main stream media had not given sufficient credit and praise to the Reagan Administration for this remarkable achievement.

For another example, how many people believe 那Bush enacted 富人减税? The reality is 那Bush cut taxes for everyone paying federal income tax. The cuts 在里面 lower brackets were a larger percentage of FIT than the cuts 在里面 higher brackets.

Lots of Bush critics were pushing the story 那Bush'减税只针对富人。 (词组"富人减税"获得了将近700万个google的点击量。)不过,我也归咎于Dem-leaning主流媒体未能充分纠正这一神话。他们没有'不想因为帮助穷人和中产阶级而受到赞扬。

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