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Mon Dec 24, 2012, 04:07 PM

What's Worse? Low-Information Voters or False-Information Voters?

What's Worse? Low-Information Voters or False-Information Voters?

Because wincing is supposed to be good exercise, I occasionally tune-in the Rush Limbaugh Show. Today there was another substitute host for the lazy Rush. This guy kept tossing around the term “low-information voter,” a term I'd heard from fact-based sources to describe Republicans, but this host was apparently describing people who vote for Democrats.

This certainly wasn't the first time that a Republican pundit has copied a Democratic word or phrase and changed its meaning, so I wasn't all that surprised.

Then, when I thought about it, I realized that the listeners to dishonest conservative talk shows aren't really low-information voters, they're FALSE-INFORMATION VOTERS!

So here's the question: What is more harmful to democracy, low-information voters or false-information voters?

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Reply What's Worse? Low-Information Voters or False-Information Voters? (Original post)
JEFF9K Dec 2012 OP
Liberal_in_LA Dec 2012 #1
elleng Dec 2012 #2
BlueStreak Dec 2012 #3
Arkansas Granny Dec 2012 #4
Phlem Dec 2012 #5
ToxMarz Dec 2012 #6
JEFF9K Dec 2012 #7
Festivito Dec 2012 #8
ShadowLiberal Dec 2012 #9
BobbyBoring Dec 2012 #10
Superbot Dec 2012 #11
JEFF9K Dec 2012 #12
Iggo Dec 2012 #13

Response to JEFF9K (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 04:11 PM

1. lazy low info voters get on my nerves!

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Response to JEFF9K (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 04:16 PM

2. FALSE, no doubt.

'Low information' voters would be inclined to listen to true/real/facts, if/when made available to them. The Falsies insist True ISN'T.
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Response to JEFF9K (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 04:18 PM

3. Two sides of the same coin.

Which is worse, the arsenic or the glass you use to drink it?

The false-information people would be nowhere if there weren't many more low-information people available to suck up the false information.

In both cases, people want to believe shit. The false information people are just a bit more motivated.

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Response to JEFF9K (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 04:18 PM

4. Good question. I suppose false info would be worse

with low info running a close second.

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Response to JEFF9K (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 04:38 PM

5. yes.

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Response to JEFF9K (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 04:53 PM

6. I'm afraid much of what low information folks know comes from the false information people

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Response to ToxMarz (Reply #6)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 05:06 PM

7. good

good point!

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Response to JEFF9K (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 05:10 PM

8. Mal-informed versus low information voters.

So sure of their prejudices and wrong information.

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Response to JEFF9K (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 05:42 PM

9. False informing media is worse, it creates the bad voters

A lot of the false information voters are that way because they buy into lies people in the media are telling them, often guests on media shows or people in news stories. If the media did a better job debunking the lies their guests say and lies people believe in stories they report then people wouldn't be so misinformed.

But of course, it's too boring to the traditional news media to go "but congressman, your own slogan of cutting domestic spending and taxes and increasing defense spending makes it impossible to balance the budget, we've got the numbers to prove it". And it's also not good for business to correct the liars on one side of the aisle too often, even if the liars tend to be from the same side, since that'll get you labeled as biased against that political party.

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Response to JEFF9K (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 08:15 PM

10. I find it amusing that

Rush Limbaugh, who is the top producer of low / false information voters tries to pull this off. Rethugs constantly accuse Democrats of things that THEY do like rigging/ stealing elections, lying, etc and they get away with it.

There's a reason Rush and others of his ilk make mega millions every year. They're useful idiots for the oligarchy.

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Response to JEFF9K (Original post)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 12:24 AM

11. False information voters

 

because they are more likely to vote

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Response to Superbot (Reply #11)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 01:32 PM

12. TRUE

They are more likely to vote, and almost certain to vote Republican!

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Response to JEFF9K (Original post)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 01:57 PM

13. Two same/ two same.

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