“Online, liberals far less tolerant than normal people”
Andrew Malcolm, IBD:
Not exactly shocking news for those exposed to them for years, but the respected Pew Research Center has determined that political liberals are far less tolerant of opposing views than regular Americans.
In a new study, the Pew Center for the Internet and American Life Project confirmed what most intelligent Americans had long sensed. That is, whenever they are challenged or confronted on the hollow falsity of their orthodoxy — such as, say, uniting diverse Americans — liberals tend to respond defensively with anger, even trying to shut off or silence critics.
The new research found that instead of engaging in civil discourse or debate, fully 16% of liberals admitted to blocking, unfriending or overtly hiding someone on a social networking site because that person expressed views they disagreed with. That’s double the percentage of conservatives and more than twice the percentage of political moderates who behaved like that.
The proportion jumps even higher when someone on a social site disagrees with a liberal’s post.
Only 1% of moderates would block or shut out someone who dared to disagree with them, compared to 11% of liberals, whose rate was nearly three times that of conservatives.
Bottomline, this study is obviously racist.
Indeed. Uppity, even. And probably suffers from some sort of mental disorder, to boot.
Someone really should have a talk with Pew Research. Because that’s a nice Center for the Internet and American Life Project they’ve got going there. Would be a shame if something happened to it.
– Or, you know, people “became convinced” that it’s time to start shunning Pew altogether…