FW: The Age of Affirmation

From: Andrew Johnson

Date: 2010-01-22 14:50:23

  From: Damian Sheeran Sent: 22 January 2010 11:02To: Andrew Johnson; FrancisSubject: Who’d a thunk… A new study finds that TV viewers watch the news more for affirmation than for information. New research suggests that people watch the news to affirm opinions they already have, rather than for information.When you turn on the evening news, are you actually hoping to learn something? A new study suggests that viewers worldwide turn to particular broadcasters to affirm — rather than inform — their opinions. It’s a notion familiar to those dismayed by the paths blazed by cable news networks FOX and MSNBC — although the study finds one (perhaps unlikely) network may actually foster greater intellectual openness.Article follows at…www.miller-mccune.co… No virus found in this incoming message.Checked by AVG – www.avg.comVersion: 9.0.730 / Virus Database: 271.1.1/2637 – Release Date: 01/21/10 19:34:00

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