06 December 2011

What Works Is Right, What's Left Is Funny

This is no surprise, is it?

Republicans vs. Democrats TV survey results: Lefties want comedy, right wingers like work:

In the findings, “sarcastic” media-savvy comedies and morally murky antiheroes tend to draw Dems. While serious work-centered shows (both reality shows and stylized scripted procedurals), along with reality competitions, tend to draw conservatives.
Now, isn't that interesting? And doesn't much of the same thing follow in other areas of life? Many leftists also seem to be drawn to "morally murky antiheroes" in real life as well. You know, folks like Che Guevara, Fidel Castro, Mao - good ole boys like that. I think this is also one of the reasons they despise "celebratory" history and either disdain many traditional American heroes or, do their best to tear them down. Another way to think about that: "Lefties like funny history, right wingers like that which works."

More here.

1 comment:

Brock Townsend said...

I'm worst and don't read novels at all, though I did like Traveller.