4 studies confirm: conservatives in the US are more likely than liberals to endorse conspiracy theories and espouse conspiratorial worldviews, plus extreme conservatives were significantly more likely to engage in conspiratorial thinking than extreme liberals
At it’s core, conservatives (at least in the US) are often fueled by anger and fear that they consume through their media.
These are easy emotions to manipulate.
Fox, talk radio, facebook, ad nauseam are prime examples…hit the emotions and all reason and rational thought flies out the window. They are manipulating the gullible intellectually, emotionally, morally and ethically challenged amongst us. These people are not only uninformed, they are deliberately misinformed. When the adults and decent human beings get back in charge we need to revisit a new fairness doctrine that encompasses all media.
Stuart Carlson and Jerry Resler
April 12, 2017
May 28, 2018