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Trump Launches Leftist Attack Against DeSantis

Most of Trump’s attack on DeSantis sounded very…Democratic. Accusing Republicans of wanting to cut, or completely eliminate, Medicare and Social Security? That could have come from the Democratic attack machine any time in the last 50 years. In fact, Trump’s attack resembled, in spirit at least, President Joe Biden’s taunting of Republicans at the State of the Union address on Feb. 7, when he accused the GOP of seeking to kill Medicare and Social Security

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The Misinformation Effect

The Misinformation Effect and False Memories The misinformation effect refers to the tendency for post-event information to interfere with the memory of the original event. Researchers have shown that the introduction of even relatively subtle information following an...

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Review: Stanford Media Literacy Study

Most Students Don’t Know When News Is Fake. So a Review of the Stanford Media Literacy Study Finds Teens absorb social media news without considering the source; parents can teach research skills and skepticism Preteens and teens may appear dazzlingly fluent, flitting...

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4 Simple Media Literacy Rules

4 Simple Media Literacy Rules I just heard the news: "The top 20 fake stories received more “shares, reactions, and comments” than the 20 top real news stories in the final months of the presidential campaign." It seems fake news is more appealing and, apparently,...

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Media Literacy Challenges

Media Literacy Challenges Did media literacy backfire? Anxious about the widespread consumption and spread of propaganda and fake news during this year’s election cycle, many progressives are calling for an increased commitment to media literacy programs. Others are...

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How To Improve Media Literacy

Updated March 1, 2023 This Lesson is focused on finding the best ways to promote and support media literacy in the community. Our focus is on helping everyone, young and old, to develop critical thinking and media production skills needed to live fully in the 21st...

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How to Translate Conservative Speak

In order to process all the information available, we need to know how to translate conservative speak. In this case we can use GOP Rep Steve King. Steve was on CNN yesterday to explain to us all that Vladimir Putin is no real danger to free speech because, hey, Garry...

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Barriers to Effective Communication

There are some things you might be doing to undermine your effectiveness as a communicator, and you may not even know you’re doing them. Over-Communicating You’re not an effective communicator if you just repeat the same message over and over. If you want to remind...

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Trey Gowdy Fox News Spygate

I am going to write more about this.  This is just a placeholder.   REP. TREY GOWDY, R—S.C., CHAIRMAN, HOUSE OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE: I think there are two things important to understand. Number one, the source of President Trump's frustration. Brennan say he should...

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It Must Be True – TheResurgent.com

Reading the article you linked to, it doesn’t sound like these are lies. It sounds like these are justifications of the truth. Yes Pruitt flew first class, but he did it because of threats. Yes Pruitt gave raises to two staff members, but he didn’t realize he had to...

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Why “Expert Opinions” So Often Are Dead Wrong – Foundation for Economic Education – Working for a free and prosperous world

Manned flight is impossible.  Computers will never be smaller than a house. Space flight is “utter bilge.” The food pyramid. One doesn’t have to look far to find embarrassing, peer-reviewed, max-credentialed, decades-held-as-orthodoxy proclamations by the...

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New Study: 58% of Republicans say Colleges and Universities are Bad for Our Nation

The facts reported in this new study are absolutely the most important facts that have come across my desk in awhile.  The facts I'm talking about come from a new study by the Pew Research: Sharp Partisan Divisions in Views of National Institutions.  Republicans...

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We can agree these are racist. Right?

This goes into the Media Literacy Learning Track. So this post about how Dems are racist because of the civil war era campaign poster. Of course, this is in fact correct.  However, following this logic then it would also be true that Southerners would also be racist....

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America needs a national dialogue to heal our political battle wounds

More specifically, “In 2016, Pew reported that 45 percent of Republicans and 41 percent of Democrats felt that the other party’s policies posed a threat to the nation.” Democrats and Republicans tended to view people who supported the other party as “exceptionally...

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Trump Supporting Convenience Store Is Offering $50,000 Bounty For Kathy Griffin’s Head

Tweet A convenience store in Tennessee is featuring a scrolling digital sign outside the gas station offering $50,000 for Kathy Griffin’s head. Lewis Country Store’s Facebook page is littered with controversial messages in an attempt to garner attention. The store’s...

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Wisconsin bill that would expel or suspend students who disrupt speakers moves forward

This feeds the narrative that we are moving more to the "Alt-Right." MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Assembly Republicans moved closer to creating tougher penalties for University of Wisconsin student protesters Tuesday, advancing a bill that would suspend or expel students who...

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My Definition of Fake News

On Sunday Dec. 4, 2016, Edgar Welch, 28, fired a real gun inside a real Washington, D.C., pizzeria filled with real people. When The New York Times asked Welch what he thought when he realized there were no child slaves inside the restaurant, as one fake news story...

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