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Thu Oct 18, 2018, 02:20 AM

 

Remember that MSNBC story last week about college students not voting.

Take a look at the link below. Turns out Asian millennials are one of the the least likely groups to vote. (Sad)

So MSNBC decides to go to UCI, (University of California Irvine) A school with one of the highest percentage of Asians in the country, to make a point about college kids voting.

I know the UCI area well, have lived and worked in the area my entire post college life, and one thing I found interesting (prior to knowing that Asian millennials have low voter turn out) was the location of the video shoot. It wasn't in the middle of campus but right on the edge of campus, where buses drop kids off. UCI is not a commuter school, the location of the shoot was below a foot bridge where any kid living in the area would walk over the bridge, and mid block, so the only students in the area would be those getting off a bus.

So they focused on a group with low voter turn out, then fine tuned it to Asian millennials who bus to school. Now these kids are likely working jobs to help cover their 30k yearly tuition. (The majority are likely first generation citizens) These kids are also competing with kids that all had a 4.4 GPA to get into UCI.

So MSNBC innocently focused on one of the least likely groups to vote, but that wasn't enough, they further went down to a subset of the group and focused on those students that were most likely to be working their asses just to pay for school. MSNBC could have gone to Cal State Fullerton, a location that would have provided a much better cross section of OC College students. MSNBC could have gone 100 yards on campus to the front of the library to capture a cross section of UCI students rather than focusing on those who only ride the bus to get to school. Instead they decided to park themselves in front of a bus stop, where first generation U.S. citizens who are working their asses off to stay above water are asked to comment on an election. Now these kids parents are likely not focused on politics and have limited knowledge of U.S. politics, as they are working their asses off to get their kids through school.

Could be a big coincidence, but I think not.






https://www.facebook.com/NowThisPolitics/videos/330004514431419/UzpfSTcxOTc6MjMyNzg0MTQ5NzQyNzY3MQ/

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rufus dog Oct 2018 OP
Scurrilous Oct 2018 #1
Cha Oct 2018 #2
only my opinion Oct 2018 #3
JimGinPA Oct 2018 #4
rufus dog Oct 2018 #6
lostnfound Oct 2018 #5

Response to rufus dog (Original post)

Thu Oct 18, 2018, 02:34 AM

1. K&R

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Response to rufus dog (Original post)

Thu Oct 18, 2018, 02:59 AM

2. KR!!!

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Response to rufus dog (Original post)

Thu Oct 18, 2018, 04:57 AM

3. Why would MSNBC want to give a false impression?

 

It does not make sense. It could be a big coincidence since they did not need permission to enter the campus since they were at the edge. They were under an underpass to be shaded from the sun. Buses dropping kids off would assure there were plenty of kids to interview. And finally, the piece was to illustrate the story "Millennials are one of the least likely groups to vote." They went to where their illustration would affirm the story, not contradict it. They were not doing research.

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Response to only my opinion (Reply #3)

Thu Oct 18, 2018, 08:20 AM

4. M$NBC Goes To A Lot Of Trouble...

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For their "road warriors" to find evidence that fits whatever their narrative happens to be. I don't recall ever seeing them interview any Obama voters in the eight years he was president, unless they happened to be disaffected. But it seemed like they interviewed every teabagger in the country at least three times.

Although Hillary had three million more voters in the last election, I've yet to see one interviewed about how they feel about the current administration, but they scour the countryside looking for tRump supporters (the dumber the better) who occasionally have some mild criticism ("heh, heh, I wish he didn't tweet so much, heh, heh" ) but for the most part support their theory that they'll be with him no matter what.

This story line is "millennials don't vote" so they happened to find some of the least likely among them to be motivated to do so.

I would also point out your "concerned" question, "Why would MSNBC want to give a false impression? It does not make sense." was answered in the final two sentences of your reply, "They went to where their illustration would affirm the story, not contradict it. They were not doing research." How curious.


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Response to JimGinPA (Reply #4)

Thu Oct 18, 2018, 09:44 AM

6. I do find it interesting re: Hillary voters

 

We hear comments about 53% of white woman went for tRump.

Not one interview of those woman who historically voted R but flipped to D.

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Response to rufus dog (Original post)

Thu Oct 18, 2018, 08:34 AM

5. Such an important and interesting post. Maybe "a managed democracy"? Or...

Or maybe an excuse for the after-the-election story line “explaining” low voter turnout on campus which is really the result of intentional suppression techniques?

Or just an innocuous version of confirmation bias...within MSNBC?

I would love to hear MSNBCs serious considered answer to this question.

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