Are liberal Internet users less tolerant than conservatives?
Kirsten Powers and Kate Obenshain weigh in
- Duration 5:02
- Date Jan 24, 2013
Kirsten Powers and Kate Obenshain weigh in
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Personal story segment tiny study out of George Washington University says that liberal people using the Internet are less tolerant.
They conservative net users are.
Also 71% of Americans younger than 25 believe.
What they see on the net is as or more trustworthy.
And what they get from the mainstream media.
Joining us I'm watching Kate over -- a Republican strategists and cure some -- Democrat Fox's so powers.
I always knew that liberal people more sensitive.
-- more sensitive to criticism more sensitive to this agreement.
And according to the study 22% of liberals have ended digital relationships whatever they off.
Because somebody disagree with him politically the conservatives -- number is 15%.
And you say.
I -- you know I have to say -- actually jibes let's sort of real life experience that I have found especially as a high.
And it came into more contact with conservatives.
As as I got older -- -- really -- very much in a democratic bubble when I worked in politics I did -- -- they were much more open to sort of hearing other viewpoints were I think liberals because they.
Are so used to controlling all the media have pretty much.
For -- when they hear things that don't jibe with what they want to hear it it's very disconcerting an unsettling to them and it doesn't surprise me that there really less interest at worst concern.
Those are kind of used to -- that they've they've lived in a world where pretty much you know the whole media has been sort of overall you know used to the -- more than the I'm living they don't they just have a sort of movement they just kind of expect -- -- the liberals are taken aback because they feel like what are you talking about what everybody knows so what I think is right and nobody thinks differently and he's saying is overjoyed.
Well and a lot.
-- I agree with care center I think that liberals are less used to having to defend themselves they get a pass basically when it comes to you.
College universities for instance if you disagree with the liberal orthodoxy you get slapped with them.
Violating the campus campus speech because they don't have to defend.
-- -- liberal orthodoxy and frankly they're not able -- I really do think that.
Liberalism is much harder defend and so when somebody does attacked them they pull out the name calling it.
And when that doesn't work they try to shut down the speech Fairness Doctrine speech because it's.
-- hey listen our guys you listen to some talk radio so I don't think does do is on the left Armenia.
But look obviously -- in my in my POV on this.
I won't shut anybody -- I don't have.
Internet friends are and I -- that frightens me I'd like to see people you know and -- But I I always shut anybody down as far as a friend is concerned -- let's -- irrational.
See if I present an argument and they back it up with facts and then they don't know.
-- go okay.
And maybe I'll see you next month pushed a matter they're like mighty mouse right but if it's I'd like.
Back and forth as long as it's not.
-- in a way that they take it personally and I think that's the crux of this study at George Washington liberals have a -- to take things more person.
I don't investor I don't have that the conference don't.
I on this program I would just say I would like to save the record I don't think the average person is combative visual -- else you know -- Enjoy that kind of -- most people don't enjoy that as much as you do confrontation can I do is change I don't think it enables us from some.
You know emotional issue I just think that they I think McCain is right and I found this to be true it's why I think a lot of conservative columnists -- more interesting liberal columnists is because when they're always arguing their case where there -- a lot of assuming everyone let me ask you not ours.
San Francisco is a liberal city correct.
And liberals aren't always there because his other liberals.
Can you name one American city where conservatives just go there beside the villages in Florida and -- I got a -- entire single non.
-- It's Texas Alaska yeah.
Well Harry -- Cincinnati -- He's a big.
These conservatives just don't go -- -- and it taxes I'm going to -- -- how -- conservative I mean no one about what I think yeah nowadays and I Roland Garros in Birmingham husband out and it gives a lot of good you're good piano and I don't know really -- I don't they have trouble like state of -- is upper house staying.
Texas that's that I you have.
We have admitted Dallas.
That's -- yeah -- landlord I don't think they're conservative yet though is that.
What I wanted to.
Limber I don't think that there are conservative guess if I did think conservatives love the Vickers back and forth by -- giving us their ideas when whereas liberals have thinking they can be a little -- in CN yeah.
You've got a president that every time Republicans disagree with that he calls -- And haters of the middle class or wanting to drag women back to the -- bit even standing gauging in actual idea is OK ladies thanks very much.