Echo chambers in political thought... | TigerDroppings.com

Posted byMessage
FT
Georgia Tech Fan
Aston Villa Supporter
Member since Oct 2003
12731 posts
 Online 

Echo chambers in political thought...


Why do people try so hard to avoid really seeing what the other side thinks?






Back to top
Share:
LSUconvert
LSU Fan
Clackamas, Or
Member since Aug 2007
498 posts

re: Echo chambers in political thought...


This is a good place to ask this.





Back to top
RogerTheShrubber
LSU Fan
Juneau, AK
Member since Jan 2009
90564 posts
 Online 

re: Echo chambers in political thought...


quote:

This is a good place to ask this.



Most of the public, including you and I seek out information that confirms our bias. It's much more fun to exaggerate than try to understand.






Back to top
LSUconvert
LSU Fan
Clackamas, Or
Member since Aug 2007
498 posts

re: Echo chambers in political thought...


quote:

Most of the public, including you and I seek out information that confirms our bias.



While this is true, we can't avoid our sub conscience, it's another thing entirely to make no effort to avoid this.

I'm sure you try and avoid pandering to your bias'.

Which is what I am eluding to when I say this board is a great place to ask this.



This post was edited on 2/8 at 1:56 am


Back to top
RogerTheShrubber
LSU Fan
Juneau, AK
Member since Jan 2009
90564 posts
 Online 

re: Echo chambers in political thought...


quote:


Which is what I am eluding to when I say this board is a great place to ask this.


Any political board is a great place to find examples. Go visit the Kos, or DU.


Most are here to argue, not find information. I would bet most here and on other message boards hate the other side more than they actually care about truth, whatever that is in a political sense. Message boards are for picking sides and arguing or agreeing with your kind, not getting accurate information. Just the way they are.



This post was edited on 2/8 at 2:02 am


Back to top
TigerFanatic99
LSU Fan
Elkhart, IN
Member since Jan 2007
2785 posts
 Online 

re: Echo chambers in political thought...


CT is actually a good example of this here. Guy really makes a lot of sense with his middle east stances. People just literally refuse to even give it unbiased thought though before writing him off as an anti jew hitler nut hugger





Back to top
  Replies (0)
Revelator
Member since Nov 2008
14577 posts

re: Echo chambers in political thought...


quote:

Why do people try so hard to avoid really seeing what the other side thinks?



I don't know? Why do the people on here that promote abortion keep spouting the same mantra," it's a woman's body and she has the right to do what she wants with it"?






Back to top
  Replies (0)
RCDfan1950
LSU Fan
United States
Member since Feb 2007
10916 posts
 Online 

re: Echo chambers in political thought...


quote:

Why do people try so hard to avoid really seeing what the other side thinks?


We know what they think, FT...and oppose it.

Two great ideas, diametrically opposed, battling for political supremeacy. Central Planned Economy vs. Individual (economic) Freedom.







Back to top
  Replies (0)
Zach
LSU Fan
Member since May 2005
63466 posts

re: Echo chambers in political thought...


I read the NYT and USA Today every day at Starbucks. The only section I don't read is ARTS in the NYT. I'm not into ballet dancing.





Back to top
GumboPot
LSU Fan
Saints Fan
Member since Mar 2009
24129 posts

re: Echo chambers in political thought...


I read the OT. It's very well rounded.





Back to top
  Replies (0)
TrueTiger
LSU Fan
Chicken's most valuable
Member since Sep 2004
9992 posts

re: Echo chambers in political thought...


Not me, I come here just to see Rex's pearls of wisdom.





Back to top
RCDfan1950
LSU Fan
United States
Member since Feb 2007
10916 posts
 Online 

re: Echo chambers in political thought...


quote:

Not me, I come here just to see Rex's pearls of wisdom.


Oh Lord....PLLEEEAASSSEE inspire Rex to do another doggie video!






Back to top
  Replies (0)
CajunAngele
LSU Fan
Member since Oct 2012
11168 posts

re: Echo chambers in political thought...


I have come to the conclusion that the liberals don't want to do anything but defend Obama hands down no matter what. IRL liberals I speak to are disgusted with Obama.

See the paid cyber blogger thread. I think we have a mix of these and a mix of people that put liberalism before country.

I have challenged liberals on here many times to admit both political parties need to all go. I can say this they can't. Why?






Back to top
  Replies (0)


Back to top