Online, liberals far less tolerant than normal people

March 18, 2014 in News by The Manimal

Source: Investors

Not exactly shocking news for those exposed to them for years, but the  respected Pew Research Center has determined that political liberals are far  less tolerant of opposing views than regular Americans.

In a new study, the Pew Center for the Internet and American Life Project  confirmed what most intelligent Americans had long sensed. That  is, whenever they are challenged or confronted on the hollow falsity of  their orthodoxy  — such as, say, uniting diverse Americans — liberals  tend to respond defensively with anger, even trying to shut off or silence  critics. (i.e. photo above of President Obama reacting to Boston hecklers.)

The new research found that instead of engaging in civil  discourse or debate, fully 16% of liberals admitted to blocking,  unfriending or overtly hiding someone on a social networking site because that  person expressed views they disagreed with. That’s double the percentage of  conservatives and more than twice the percentage of political moderates who  behaved like that.

The proportion jumps even higher when someone on a social site disagrees with  a liberal’s post.

Only 1% of moderates would block or shut out someone who dared to disagree  with them, compared to 11% of liberals, whose rate was nearly three times that  of conservatives.

The same 11% of liberals would block or unfriend people who offended them by  daring to argue about political issues, vs 6% and 7% for other political  views.

Liberals (14%) even blocked or shut out those they deemed posted too  frequently on politics, vs 8% and 9% for moderates and conservatives,  respectively.

Of those who dropped or shunned someone over political disagreements, Pew  asked a follow-up question:

— 21% of them blocked, unfriended or hid a coworker,

— 31% blocked, unfriended or hid a (formerly) close personal friend,

— and 18% blocked, unfriended or hid an actual family member.

Bottomline, this study is obviously racist.