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Forum: Diavlog comments 09-26-2008, 11:24 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 39,765
Posted By jaoneal
Re: McCain bias effects

Okay....

To be more specific ... I thought it was idiotic because it was not clear what the point of demanding a second meeting with the pres. was, or why she, in particular deserved one, or what...
Forum: Diavlog comments 09-26-2008, 06:48 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 39,765
Posted By jaoneal
Re: McCain bias effects

Okay, if my original thought experiment doesn't convince you a brief one-sided argument will only entrench resistance, try the following actual experiment.

Pick some random alternative to the...
Forum: Diavlog comments 09-26-2008, 06:21 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 39,765
Posted By jaoneal
Re: McCain bias effects

I'll let Hitch speak to that, see http://www.slate.com/id/2124500/ & http://www.slate.com/id/2124788/
Forum: Diavlog comments 09-26-2008, 11:46 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 39,765
Posted By jaoneal
Re: McCain bias effects

Actually, that election provides a host of good examples of the sort of boomerang-press-bias effect. I think both the 'pop quiz' on international leaders, as well as the press sitting on the DWI...
Forum: Diavlog comments 09-26-2008, 11:18 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 39,765
Posted By jaoneal
Re: McCain bias effects

I think of the "Nation", Cindy Sheehan, kos crowd as the far left; roughly the primary contrast here is with Bill Clinton/DLC types.

And as another post pointed out, given that the term "far" is...
Forum: Diavlog comments 09-26-2008, 10:44 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 39,765
Posted By jaoneal
Re: McCain bias effects

I live in Florida--every third commercial is currently a political ad here.

Part of my problem with 'voting my conscience' is that I don't really have a 'team'. Indeed, I intensely dislike the...
Forum: Diavlog comments 09-25-2008, 11:59 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 39,765
Posted By jaoneal
McCain bias effects

A couple of points in support of Mickey's thesis (as against Bob) that negative press coverage actually helps rather than hurts McCain--one analytical, one anecdotal.

On the analytical side,...
Forum: Diavlog comments 04-18-2008, 04:18 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 19,648
Posted By jaoneal
3rd person vs. 1st

Bob is wrong to imply that others are necessarily in a better situation (than we ourselves are) to explain our behavior. The sorts of '1st person' cognitive biases he refers to are just as...
Forum: Diavlog comments 03-22-2008, 11:41 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 87,149
Posted By jaoneal
White & Black Poverty

I think John's suggestion that the best way forward for getting white's more interested in the problems of concentrated black poverty is by drawing analogies with it to white poverty is probably NOT...
Forum: Diavlog comments 03-19-2008, 08:54 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 72,683
Posted By jaoneal
Re: Pastors and Hookers Edition

Bob seems even crankier than usual. I think he's way too close to Obamania to analyze the speech in anything like an objective way. He really seemed p*ssed at Mickey for criticizing the speech--not...
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