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A new Pew Research Center analysis of media coverage of the event and subsequent protests finds that the story emerged on Twitter before cable, but the trajectory of attention quickly rose in tandem, peaking on both mediums the day after two journalists were arrested and protests turned more violent.

Also of note:

  • MSNBC devoted far more time to the story than its top competitors Fox News and CNN
  • The Twitter conversation about Ferguson popped much more quickly than the conversation about Trayvon Martin

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(via journolist)

h/t: Tara Culp-Ressler at Think Progress

h/t: Sahil Kapur at TPM

From the 04.22.2014 edition of FRC’s Washington Watch:

H/T: Brian Tashman at RWW

h/t: Brian Tashman at RWW

Pelosi for Speaker in 2014!

Let’s go Team Grimes! 


Bad news for House GOP: Americans back Senate immigration reform plan.

Support for increasing the militarization of the border drops 11 points when respondents are told how much it would cost.

(via truth-has-a-liberal-bias)


Same-sex marriage (top) and acceptance of homosexuality (bottom) around the world.

(via thepoliticalfreakshow)

Republicans think by a 74/19 margin than Benghazi is a worse political scandal than Watergate, by a 74/12 margin that it’s worse than Teapot Dome, and by a 70/20 margin that it’s worse than Iran Contra.

One interesting thing about the voters who think Benghazi is the biggest political scandal in American history is that 39% of them don’t actually know where it is.


From Sea To Shining Sea: Gay Marriage Support Rises In All 50 States

Support for same-sex marriage has grown across all 50 U.S. states over the past eight years, a new report has found.

Published by the UCLA’s Williams Institute, “Public Support for Marriage for Same-Sex Couples by State” examines each state’s current stance on the legality of marriage equality, as well as the overall change in public opinion since 2004.

Over the past eight years, every U.S. state has increased in its support for same-sex marriage, with an average increase of 13.6 percent, and if the public opinion trends continue at the same pace, eight additional states will be above 50 percent support by the end of next year.

But lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights advocates shouldn’t get overly optimistic by the report’s findings, as Williams Institute researchers pointed to what was described as “a notable disparity” that exists across state boundaries, according to a press release.

Still, the findings seem in line with a number of other polls: a POLITICO and George Washington University survey found that, out of 1,000 likely voters, 40 percent of respondents said they support marriage equality, while 30 percent said they supported civil unions.

Meanwhile, a LifeWay Research study released in March found that nearly two-thirds of Americans believe legalized same-sex marriage in the U.S. is inevitable.

Read the full Williams Institute poll here.


Conventional wisdom says that the NRA is well-liked.  The majority of people, especially women, say otherwise.

(via reagan-was-a-horrible-president)


Americans love conspiracy theories, and a new poll shows how far-fetched some of these beliefs are. About 13 percent of Americans believe Obama is the anti-Christ, nearly 30 percent believe in aliens and four percent believe lizard people control the US.