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    Quote Originally Posted by Kenny Satch View Post


    Jim Jefferies nails it's.

    Also NSFW
    Dig it.
    That's actually pretty funny.
    Sending to all my religious friends ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by highangle View Post
    Hey bro, maybe you should have at least read the abstract? And, when you can find the time, the paper is not paywalled and is decidedly well referenced. Because that's exactly what they said - consuming too much stupid TV makes you fkn stupid, something very strongly correlated with pig-eyed populist cuckdom. To wit:


    Abstract
    We study the political impact of commercial television in Italy exploiting the staggered introduction of Berlusconi's private TV network, Mediaset, in the early 1980s. We find that individuals with early access to Mediaset all-entertainment content were more likely to vote for Berlusconi's party in 1994, when he first ran for office. The effect persists for five elections and is driven by heavy TV viewers, namely the very young and the elderly. Regarding possible mechanisms, we find that individuals exposed to entertainment TV as children were less cognitively sophisticated and civic-minded as adults, and ultimately more vulnerable to Berlusconi's populist rhetoric.



    There is extensive evidence that exposure to biased news on TV can influence viewers voting decisions (DellaVigna and Kaplan 2007; Enikolopov, Petrova, and Zhuravskaya 2011).

    News programs represent, however, just a fraction of total TV airtime, and other types of content may also influence viewers attitudes. Indeed, previous research indicates that, by priming particular cultural models, light entertainment shows, soap operas, and advertising can have important and persistent effects on various types of non-political behavior, such as civic engagement, gender attitudes, and consumption choices (Putnam 2000; Olken 2009; Jensen and Oster 2009; Bursztyn and Cantoni 2016; La Ferrara, Chong, and Duryea 2012).

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    In addition, there is evidence that exposure to television at a young age can influence cognitive skills, though with contrasting effects for educational and entertainment programs
    (Ennemoser and Schneider 2007; Kearney and Levine 2015b; Christakis
    et al. 2004; Hancox, Milne, and Poulton 2005; Zimmerman and Christakis 2007).


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    Our research contributes to the literature on the impact of mass media in three ways.
    First, we show that non-informative, entertainment TV can have a tangi-ble impact on political preferences, and we explore possible explanations for this effect. In this respect, our findings complement previous contributions on the effect of (biased) news content on voting, namely the work of DellaVigna and Kaplan (2007) on the effect of Fox News on support for Republicans, and of Enikolopov, Petrova, and Zhuravskaya (2011) on the negative impact of the independent Russian channel NTV on support for Putin. In this regard, our work is especially related to Barone, D但cunto, and Narciso (2015), who study the effect of pro-Berlusconi bias in Mediaset news on local elections in one Italian region.

    Second, our work relates to previous contributions on the effect of television on cognitive abilities (Gentzkow and Shapiro 2008) and civic attitudes (Putnam 2000, Olken 2009). In particular, our results represent an important qualification
    with respect to these studies in that they isolate the effect of entertainment content
    on cognitive and noncognitive outcomes, and explore the broader implications of
    this effect for political preferences.

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    Last but not least, our research contributes to a growing literature, and a vast ongoing public debate, on the determinants of support for populist parties around the world (Mughan, Bean, and McAllister 2003; Mudde 2007; Oesch 2008; Dippel, Gold, and Heblich 2015). While popular discontent with the political establishment is likely to have deep socioeconomic roots, our findings suggest that by popularizing certain linguistic codes and cultural models, entertainment television may have contributed to creating a fertile ground for the success of populist leaders.

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    https://pubs.aeaweb.org/doi/pdfplus/...7/aer.20150958
    I stand by what I said. The authors ASSUMED that Berlusconi voters were less cognitively sophisticated because they voted for Berlusconi. Circular reasoning. They didn't prove it. And there's the issue of cause and effect--even if Berlusconi voters were less intelligent--whatever that means and however you measure that--did TV make them dumber or do dumb people watch more TV? The article reeks of the same kind of contempt for less educated voters that has got the Democratic party in trouble in 2016.

    I do agree that television enhances the chances of success of high intensity candidates who appeal to the emotions. Unless you have a chance to see and hear a politician in person the impact of such a politician is greatly blunted if you're only reading about them. Hitler knew that--hence the huge rallies. Trump learned from that playbook.

    And I am not your brother, sport.

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    TV political messaging is just comic books in video. Guess that they were right. Comic books will bring ruination to the nation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by old goat View Post
    I stand by what I said. The authors ASSUMED that Berlusconi voters were less cognitively sophisticated because they voted for Berlusconi. Circular reasoning. They didn't prove it. And there's the issue of cause and effect--even if Berlusconi voters were less intelligent--whatever that means and however you measure that--did TV make them dumber or do dumb people watch more TV? The article reeks of the same kind of contempt for less educated voters that has got the Democratic party in trouble in 2016.

    I do agree that television enhances the chances of success of high intensity candidates who appeal to the emotions. Unless you have a chance to see and hear a politician in person the impact of such a politician is greatly blunted if you're only reading about them. Hitler knew that--hence the huge rallies. Trump learned from that playbook.

    And I am not your brother, sport.
    Hey bro.

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    Sheriff from a neighboring town was on the news the other night bitching about I-639 (restrictions on AR-15s). During the course of the interview he shouted: "IT IS A GOD GIVEN RIGHT TO OWN GUNS!"

    Once again... reporters failed to follow-up with the obvious question: Was that in the book of Joshua, Judges or Ruth?
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    Quote Originally Posted by KQ View Post
    Sheriff from a neighboring town was on the news the other night bitching about I-639 (restrictions on AR-15s). During the course of the interview he shouted: "IT IS A GOD GIVEN RIGHT TO OWN GUNS!"

    Once again... reporters failed to follow-up with the obvious question: Was that in the book of Joshua, Judges or Ruth?
    God gave us life. Therefore our wants and desires are god given. Therefore my want for an AR-15 is god given.

    Come on now KQ. You know the logic.


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    Quote Originally Posted by riser3 View Post
    Hey bro.
    Yeah, buster?

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    Guise I'm in a steel tube surrounded by demons.

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    Proof of situation Click image for larger version. 

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    Quote Originally Posted by wooley12 View Post
    TV political messaging is just comic books in video. Guess that they were right. Comic books will bring ruination to the nation.
    stop or you'll piss off austin

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    Quote Originally Posted by old goat View Post
    I stand by what I said.
    Good for you Bro. Let us know when you publish, Bro.

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    Alas, my fellow countrymen didnt have much appetite for scripture reading.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KQ View Post
    Sheriff from a neighboring town was on the news the other night bitching about I-639 (restrictions on AR-15s). During the course of the interview he shouted: "IT IS A GOD GIVEN RIGHT TO OWN GUNS!"

    Once again... reporters failed to follow-up with the obvious question: Was that in the book of Joshua, Judges or Ruth?
    No no no.....

    Consult the Book of Armaments! BROTHER MAYNARD: Armaments, chapter two, verses nine to twenty-one. SECOND BROTHER: And Saint Attila raised the hand grenade up on high, saying, "O Lord, bless this Thy hand grenade that, with it, Thou mayest blow Thine enemies to tiny bits in Thy mercy."

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    Quote Originally Posted by highangle View Post
    Good for you Bro. Let us know when you publish, Bro.
    needs more edits, buddy

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    Quote Originally Posted by old goat View Post
    Unless you have a chance to see and hear a politician in person the impact of such a politician is greatly blunted if you're only reading about them.
    I'm working on a very similar argument for getting my wife to see Phish.

    ....wrong thread?

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    Quote Originally Posted by idahospud View Post
    I'm working on a very similar argument for getting my wife to see Phish.

    ....wrong thread?
    Wrong band.

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    Two ~agnostics supportive of religion.

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    https://youtu.be/k_3Q9X03Yeg


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    Quote Originally Posted by AK47bp View Post
    https://youtu.be/k_3Q9X03Yeg


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    Brilliant.

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    Funny. Without being naughty.

    The craziest thing I see from most Christians is this. The goal is to get to heaven and yet they always seem to to be sad or angry with the idea of anyone getting there. I mean, fetuses get instant access as do all still borns.
    thnx Capt. Chuck Shunstrom

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    Good point! All good sperm go to heaven!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wooley12 View Post
    Funny. Without being naughty.

    The craziest thing I see from most Christians is this. The goal is to get to heaven and yet they always seem to to be sad or angry with the idea of anyone getting there. I mean, fetuses get instant access as do all still borns.
    no--in order for a fetus or newborn or anyone else to go to heaven they have to be baptized, even posthumously. So if you live a life of sin and non-belief and find yourself in heaven, you have the Mormons to thank. And to think you slammed the door in their faces.

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    Not according to my flavor/ denomination as I last heard. But the rules change. They changed on me once before Had an aunt who secretly baptize every newborn she could "Just in case."
    Last edited by wooley12; 08-05-2019 at 08:43 PM.
    thnx Capt. Chuck Shunstrom

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