Political Polarization Is No Longer Just Red v Blue: It’s About Memetic Tribes

The United States is politically polarized — but perhaps not in the way you think. We tend to think of “polarization” as two competing red and blue tribes, each far away from the other in belief, values, and ideas, battling for political territory. Republican versus Democrat. Elephant...
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“Offense Archaeology:” How Digging Up Past Sins Became a Political Weapon for the Left and the Right

Last week, nonprofit Media Matters for America, which AllSides gives a media bias rating of Far Left, unearthed statements Fox News host Tucker Carlson (Far Right media bias) made on a shock jock radio show between 2006 and 2011. The reveal was designed to put pressure on advertisers to...
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Story of the Week: Media Draws Scrutiny for Original Reporting on Jussie Smollett Case

Several media outlets and politicians came under fire this week for their sympathetic reporting on "Empire" star Jussie Smollett, who has now been charged with filing a false police report in fabricating a racist and homophobic hate crime. Many Left-leaning politicians and publications...
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Is Gillette’s New Ad Biased Against Men, or Championing Needed Social Change?

The new Gillette razor ad, titled “ We Believe: The Best Men Can Be ” has sparked intense debate over its perceived bias . Some are decrying the advertisement as being biased against men, while others are applauding the company’s efforts to affect social change. And of course, some...
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