Understanding Political Psychology

I have long been concerned about Fox “News” and it’s apparent ability to persuade and rally it’s faithful viewers on political positions. I have wondered how Fox did that when they so often used what, to me, was obvious misrepresentation (carefully crafting their words to avoid direct literal attack as lies, yet still having an obvious intent to create an untrue and unfounded belief in the viewer). I have concluded that Fox “News” has been a primary driving factor in the rise of neo-conservatism in our country. The conclusion to be drawn is that liberals and progressives must learn these how these techniques are used so that we can counter them effectively. That is, we need to understand Political Psychology. The following Ted video is a good introduction to the subject.

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