Americans Getting Beyond Sound Bite Politics Thanks To The Internet?

from the good-for-them dept

While some people are trying to make the case that the internet makes people dumber, some new research from the Pew folks has suggested the opposite may be true. It looked at how Americans are using the internet during the presidential campaign and found a significant number of them are using the internet to go beyond the insipid soundbites, and trying to dig out more substance. That is, they're watching unfiltered campaign speeches and debates, and also actually reading full campaign position papers and speeches. That would seem to go against those who claim that things like Google and Twitter are getting people into the mindset of only looking at snippets and soundbites. By the way, most of the coverage of this report is found in an Associated Press article, but thanks to the Associated Press's ridiculous anti-blogger policies we won't link to the AP version of the story, preferring, instead the press release from Pew.

Filed Under: politics, soundbites, studies


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    sisterofdot, 16 Jun 2008 @ 10:09am

    AP

    Americans have been past "sound bites" in general... it's the AP that doesn't seem to catch on to the fact that people want the truth - not their stinking opinion.

    They seem to think that they are the FOURTH branch of government and that they can control the masses.

    BARF! I'm so stinking sick of the AP.

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