Partisans Interpret Objective Info Through Their Particular Lenses

Ramping up to the election…  A story in The New York Times cites George Washington University political scientist John Sides for the proposition that the growth of political polarization has effectively reduced the impact of objective information on the views of voters.

Granted — the definition and interpretation of what qualifies as “objective” might itself be subject to debate.  Nonetheless, the general phenomenon would exacerbate the existing tendency of most voters to form their views based more on partisan narratives rather than any objective reading of facts.

Read more from the Times story by John Harwood

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