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  1. Comment on Do Racists Like Fox News, or Does Fox Make People Racist? in ~news

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    That's excellent, thank you -- it's interesting to note though that this study is more about local news generally than Fox News in particular. It's good to see there's a basis for the belief that...

    That's excellent, thank you -- it's interesting to note though that this study is more about local news generally than Fox News in particular. It's good to see there's a basis for the belief that the media at large is perpetrating this, at least. I'm trying to be more critical about the information I find these days and it's studies like these that make the difference.

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  2. Comment on Do Racists Like Fox News, or Does Fox Make People Racist? in ~news

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    While I don't doubt that Fox News is terrible garbage, I'd be curious to see first if there's a proven correlation between watching it and being racist. As it stands, this title is pretty dang...

    While I don't doubt that Fox News is terrible garbage, I'd be curious to see first if there's a proven correlation between watching it and being racist. As it stands, this title is pretty dang inflammatory and makes the assumption that Fox viewers are majority-if-not-all racist.

    ETA: Found this quote, reading into the article a bit:

    Based on an analysis of the American National Election Studies 2012 dataset, we find that white respondents who regularly watch Fox News are more likely to express attitudes of symbolic racism and racial resentment.

    That sounds like what I was looking for. Problem is I'm unsure if the link at the end of that paragraph is to the study, because it's broken from where I am.

    8 votes
  3. Comment on ArsTechnica's favorite two-player board games, 2019 edition in ~games

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    Oh excellent; I'll have to take a look at this later. Wife and I love board games and this could be some great stuff for Valentine's day.

    Oh excellent; I'll have to take a look at this later. Wife and I love board games and this could be some great stuff for Valentine's day.

    1 vote
  4. Comment on What have you been watching/reading this week? (Anime/Manga) in ~anime

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    I've recently taken up watching Nichijou, which I watched a few episodes of a while back. I know I'm late to the party on this one, but I'm having a great time with it. The humor is so surreal,...

    I've recently taken up watching Nichijou, which I watched a few episodes of a while back. I know I'm late to the party on this one, but I'm having a great time with it. The humor is so surreal, and the animation is so smooth. It may have the best animation of any non-movie anime I've seen.

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    double asterisks!

    double asterisks!

  8. Testing!

    Testing it out. Trying some formatting! New line, only once! New line, twice! New line, previous having two spaces! Asterisks! Underscores! Tildes! Backtick! triple backtick! four spaces at the...

    Testing it out. Trying some formatting!
    New line, only once!

    New line, twice!
    New line, previous having two spaces!

    Asterisks! Underscores! Tildes!

    Backtick!

    triple backtick!

    four spaces at the start of the line!
    
    1 vote