October 17, 2013
LIFE IN THE BUBBLE: Yale Prof. Surprised To Find That Tea Partiers Are Scientifically Literate, Since He Doesn’t Know Any. “All my impressions come from watching cable tv — & I don’t watch Fox News very often — and reading the ‘paper’ (New York Times daily, plus a variety of politics-focused Internet sites like Huffington Post and POLITICO). I’m a little embarrassed, but mainly, I’m just glad that I no longer hold this particular mistaken view.”
And here’s academia’s insularity, and the GOP’s media problem, both in a nutshell. . . .