Monday, April 16, 2007

Partisanship Rankings

According to Lying In Ponds, the most partisan columnists so far this year are:

Paul Krugman, the #1 most partisan Democrat (score of 70, for 180 negative Republican references vs. only 12 negative Democratic references)

Ann Coulter, the #1 most partisan Republican (score of 75, for 176 negative Democratic references vs. only 13 negative Republican references)

In contrast, economist Thomas Sowell has a score of 15 (30 negative Democratic references and 27 negative Republican references), George Will has a score of 14, and David Brooks has a score of 2. The higher (lower) the score the more (less) partisan the columnist.

From Lying in Ponds: The views of pundits who are excessively partisan cannot be taken seriously (like advertising), because their ulterior motives or uncontrolled biases are certain to frequently contaminate their judgements.

Conclusion: Do not take Paul Krugman or Ann Coulter seriously.

2 Comments:

At 5/31/2007 8:13 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sadly, you and the author of ...Ponds cannot (or refuse) to differentiate substantive comments and political opinion. This is itself a politically partisan trait and you in your blog exemplify why you cannot be taken seriously. Unfortunately you are directing your material primarily at your students.

 
At 5/31/2007 8:24 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Note: EVERY quote on your blog ( you usually cite others ) is from a Libertarian thus you will agree that EVERYTHING you submit is PURELY POLITICAL- and you criticize Professor Krugman who is recognized as one of the few leading ECONOMISTS in the U.S.(recognized by his Peers).

 

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