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July 28, 2012

musingsbymattheous-deactivated2 says: Wheeee did the creator of your 'educational' political graphic get their facts? As a registered Independent, I (and many people like me) aren't part of a party. We're not homophobic/Christian Republicans, nor are we Democrats. We think for ourselves.

» SFB says: It has a link directly on the image as far as where they got their poll results. I don’t think they’re lumping independents or moderates in with ideological views at all, rather just using the results and pointing out the general lean. Pew did an in-depth study on the matter, and the graphic uses actual poll data. For what it’s worth, I don’t think they’re trying to pinhole independents or moderates in any way, just using data to see if they can understand where they lean as a whole on various issues. I think the chart is trying to dispel the idea that moderates are automatically independents more than anything. — Ernie @ SFB

23:08 // 1 year ago
June 14, 2012

On HuffPo and the legitimacy of a news outlet

musingsbymattheous says: Can you please stop acting like The Huffington Post is a legitimate news source? They’re worst than Fox News.

» SFB says: FWIW, they have more Pulitzers than Fox News does. (One.) While we have our disagreements with HuffPo’s style of aggregation and approach at times, they are a legitimate news source and they do their own original reporting. If they do something questionable (which happens from time to time), we’ll call them out on it, just like we do with Fox News or any other outlet. Just because you don’t like something doesn’t make them illegitimate; it just puts them up for more scrutiny. — Ernie @ SFB

13:32 // 2 years ago