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More on the Fox Effect, Part 1

TPM Reader CG shares his story ...

My experiences are similar to the readers you have quoted. But in my experience people who get submersed in the right wing media don’t just become more racially and ethnically intolerant – they start buying into the whole package.

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How To Make Yourself Sound Nuts 101

Sharyl Attkisson is the former CBS News reporter who left the network over what she claimed was liberal bias. After her computer was allegedly hacked by someone in late 2012 (seemingly confirmed by a network investigation) she hinted that President Obama's surveillance operatives might be behind it. Now she says Media Matters may have been paid to go after her because of her reporting on Benghazi and other rightwing bugaboos.

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Can It Be True?

In case you've missed this study that's been burning up the Internet since Friday: a new Princeton study purports to show through statistics that the US has ceased to be a democracy and become an oligarchy in which various structural factors make politicians only listen to the very wealthy.

Paper or Pixel?

I've just launched a discussion in The Hive (sub req) about the transformation from reading paper books to digital books. Baffling as it is to me, since for decades I was not only a voracious reader but a devotee of the physical book itself, I made the transition about three years ago. I'm just not able to read paper books anymore. I'm almost embarrassed to admit that. But it's true. Are you the same? Are you resisting? Can't stand reading on a Kindle or other device? Join us for the discussion.

New Comments System

It would be an understatement to say our tech team is truly gratified by the positive response (both numerically and in words) to our new comment system. So thank you. This is especially the case since initial reactions to significant changes on website with a long history are usually pretty negative at the beginning. (I was excited to see that in the first 24 hours online we had 3 stories that got into triple digits in comment count.) If you haven't tried it yet, I wanted to again flag this primer on how the new system works and some details about how to use it.

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