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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Media Bias Alert: Coverage of Don Cherry's Firing Differs on Left and Right

Longtime TV personality Don Cherry, considered by many to be a legendary personality due to his 38-year career, was fired by Sportsnet Monday after he said not enough people (or immigrants, depending on whom you ask) in Toronto wear poppies to honor veterans on Remembrance Day. The...
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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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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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