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Valdis Krebs presented a nice political-choice network diagram in the
Rainie-Wellman Networked book, analyzing the Amazon book-purchase
info--People who bought Book X also bought Book Y. It showed 3 filter
bubbles: Republicans, Democrats, Obama-fans. Implicit in this is that
printed publications count. It appeared to me a specification of the
classic two-step flow of communication.
The events of 2016 suggest otherwise. Every single mainstream media--from
the New Republic to the Wall Street Journal--has been anti-Trump. They
view him as an abomination. Yet he continues to get a sizeable minority of
US voter choices. In other words, MSM choices almost do not matter, and
may in fact be counter-productive. Trumpians (1) may not be aware of the
MSM anti-Trump arguments because they do not read, or even hear about
them, or (2) MSM endorsements of whatever ilk may even be
counter-productive to people who believe the establishment they represent
are out to get them -- or are indifferent to them.
Your thoughts appreciated, but to the list only please.
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