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Negative Political Ads

Why I Like Negative Ads

Jonathan Haber | Posted 02.08.2013 | Media
Jonathan Haber

I actually like negative ads. I know this might seem counterintuitive, given that negative ads suffer from so many shortcomings critical thinking-wise. But negative ads at least present an argument.

WATCH: The Most Negative Political Ad Of All-Time?

Posted 08.17.2012 | Media

The barrage of negative ads of the 2012 election season had CNN's John Berman doing a double take on Thursday. President Obama and Mitt Romney hav...

Social Engineering and the Politics of Ignorance

Paul Stoller | Posted 09.02.2012 | Education
Paul Stoller

Given the impoverished state of American literacy, is it any wonder that negative political ads, so filled with half-truths, misleading statements and boldface lies, have had such an impact on millions of adults?

In Defense of the Indefensible: The Value of Truthful Negative Ads

Jonathan_Miller | Posted 11.07.2011 | Politics
Jonathan_Miller

Unless the declining trend of the daily newspaper is dramatically reversed so that journalists can adequately police political dialogue, truthful negative political ads can play a valuable educational role for inattentive voters.