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too.ebsite that link there at ame, fritz -- my -- he's north carolina. he coded the stories on all of networks. i only reproduced abc because he story for nbc and cbs was the same for abc. and i was trying to come up with a figure that there weren't too lines to figure out what's going on there. snbc wasn't very interesting because they basically said they -- they argued with fox. effect of the reproducing fox's story. -- about 30% ird of americans watch fox. a waning 30%. because they are older, conservative. but they're very loyal to fox. whereas other people either tv as much or they
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bounce around. there are targets of that ampaign there in 2007 to persuade rank and file conservatives they should not be ympathetic to the idea of action on this. i think there's a lot more and rch that is being done can be done on all of this. but the thing to remember is hat the american media system is really changed. it's a big block like ia that's operating 19th century america media did. n media was america frankly partisan. the democrats, republicans, bag when there were whigs, were the whigs.
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they just put the message out. like. what fox was it's not really hidden. i'm not saying something that's statement. this is an open thing that fox people say themselves and established s been by research. but up against that, what you media a lot of other sources that have become fragmented, young people don't watch television anymore very kill daret they watch and john stewart and frankly those are important news sources. they have a lot of influence among young people. everybody else, they maybe watch a little bit of this or that or they don't watch news at all because it's all very discouraging. so you have a message being delivered in a very consistent one ful repetitive way on side and then you have mush for the rest. and that's where we're at for a while now. for not going to be easy anybody even if they had a lot
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of money, to change that. it is true that fox's viewership is gradually waning because new re not bringing on viewers. but when we interviewed grassroots tea partiers, the seventh question in the interview is where are you getting your news. it and kept itat on all day. the national surveys show that's pretty much the story for -- for really ervative -- conservative-minded people right now. >> two more? okay. >> ray piercy.
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i want to thank you for shedding analytical matters. it hasn't been part of the useful on and it's stuff. my question goes to what i guess theoretical l the that on the left decidedly revamped, reengineered uclear option has some potential. robert stone, the documentarian has a new ably know nd fascinating film i think called pandora's promise about that prospect. backing from michael shellenberg and stewart brand. o my question goes to public opinion and nuclear power. have you seen any volatility on that front in the course of the last two or three years?
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>> good question. i think you should check out the scholars network that you should check out. we'll be featured by two political scientist, one at georgetown, one at m.i.t., where they're making an argument for energy innovation approach. and i'm sure , they probably have public that n evidence to back up. is opinion varies by the united states, everyone knows that. opinions are likely to vary regionally. s i recall, they were arguing there's a lot of public support
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option and ear itself whereas the relative resources and the opinions would things like solar and wind more in the northeast and in the northwest. and they argue that we should encourage innovation at the regional level by setting up regional investments that would -- they're not really analyzing on what i'm here. they're not necessarily against or a cap in trade system. but they're focusing more on the the side which is innovation that we're going to have to have, going have to make use of technology, and discover new technology and bring them on-line. and so that, they think, should public/private investment banks that are easonably organized to be different experiments in different regions in the united
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states and let the market goes after ere that that. market. a interesting we put up different ideas. i think we need to think about all of them. >> one more? >> roger elmore, my question is opinion as well. hope ere any glimmers of with -- you said that politicians and what they say is nfortunately the most influential thing. conservative influential voices out there hat are not climate change skeptics that have some influence over public opinion? well, former congressman robert engal was leading a group
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called conservatives for fighting global warming. about his what i said position. from former congressman south carolina. because he was defeated by a tea party challenge. right now i think there are about three republicans in congress. counting all of them in the house and in the senate who are prepared to speak up. maine, collins in olympia snowe who's leaving, she take it anymore. illinois, i think she waivers. it's just very difficult for office holders and office ans running for right now because there's a
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powerful interest movement on the right. nd that consists from the bottom up from the texas that were itizens keeping up. eagle eye on every single thing they do. hat's perfectly good as a democratic proposition. are good citizens citizens. and then there are big money eople prepared to send in checks, fun ad campaigns and challenges to anybody who knows the slightest inclination to eal with reality or to compromise. that's on't think forever. nothing in american politics is forever. and there are lots of republicans who don't agree with these things. there are a lot of people in office that don't agree with these things.
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but they're afraid to speak up the hey're the last of republican-identified voters who on't agree with these things, who think more like a middle of the road, americans in general about these issues. the health care arena too. but right now, something really xtreme happened in the republican party. t's affecting what the elected officers and candidates feel they can do to address the big in the united states. storm passes and i don't really think the weather here.y is the right one because the one thing, it's not really a storm, is it? it's a human creation. and it will have to be countered activity.uman
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broad based social movements to areas change in certain and republicans who don't agree things going to war with other republicans. e see that in american political parties before. etting played out in the democratic party for several decades in my adult life. it's a state-by-state proposition. not something that happens all at once. that is a long-term. that takes several elections. so i'm sorry i can't wave a are some pretty extreme political phenomenon going on out there. use the word extremism advisedly in my title. we are seeing extremism. has a choke hold on one of two major political parties in this country.
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court. the discussion was an hour and 15 minutes.
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