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PEW did a survey to determine to what extent the various media personalities are trusted by the population.
Punditfact claims to be measuring to what extent the media personalities are truthful or untruthful.
Those are two very different things and I would tend to doubt that actual truthfulness is closely correlated with level of trust.
I'd also note that Even if two were equally trusted and also equally untruthful as validly measured, the good or bad that flows from that would not be equal. Someone with twice the audience and whose audience is more devoted and passionate would have a far greater impact than someone with equal truthful/trusted scores.
IMO the 200 limit, isn't enough as readership increases, or appears to have increased.
Someone once accused me of posting last minute just so no one could reply. That never occurred to me, but I am aware that if I want to discuss something, that I won't post in a thread over say 170. For the record, I have never posted in hopes no one could reply, that defeats the entire purpose of any blog.
I think these are just hot button issues that people feel strongly about.
I am not one of those people...I'd never make it in an Italian family;)
I'm definitely more argumentative online then I am in person. Sometimes something someone writes can rub you the wrong way, could even be for a completely unrelated personal reason, and it's much easier to take it out on some "stranger" on a blog than it is if you were having a conversation in real life.
I think we need another round of NHL expansion, give the goons another avenue of employment besides cop and robber. Never mind, they generally fight fair in the NHL, none of that 5 on 1 sh*t.