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Thursday, July 21, 2016

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Trump Tower

Scientists and academics continue to beclown themselves by perverting their discipline for political purposes.

From Annenberg News:
Can Harry Potter defeat Donald Trump?
Harry may not be a full-on patronus against the Republican presidential nominee’s appeal, but reading Potter stories does appear to be a shield charm against Trump’s message.
A new study to be published in a special 2016 election issue of PS: Political Science and Politics finds that reading Harry Potter books leads Americans to take a lower opinion of Donald Trump. In fact, the more books the participants read, the greater the effect.
Even when controlling for party identification, gender, education level, age, evangelical self-identification, and social dominance orientation — all factors known to predict Americans’ attitudes toward Donald Trump — the Harry Potter effect remained.
The study, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Donald?,” was written by Professor Diana Mutz, the Samuel A. Stouffer Professor of Political Science and Communication at the Annenberg School for Communication and in the Department of Political Science at the University of Pennsylvania.
I am curious, who cares?

Here's an idea, instead of trying to prove Trump supporters are morons, how about the "Samuel A. Stouffer Professor of Political Science and Communication at the Annenberg School for Communication and in the Department of Political Science at the University of Pennsylvania" figures out why Trump was able to communicate through a biased, anti-Trump media?

I did.


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  1. I tend to think they have drawn the wrong conclusion. Instead of those who have read more Harry Potter books taking a lower opinion of The Donald, I would say that they have dumbed themselves down to the point that they are unable to grasp the simple and effective message The Donald has espoused, "Make America Great Again." They are no doubt now awaiting all of the free stuff that they are promised by the Democrats to magically appear. I wonder how they will react to their coming disappointment? - Elric

  2. The Annenberg School has always been its own little sanctuary from reality.

  3. Isn't the entire point of the Harry Potter books fantasy and escapism? I can't answer that question myself because I've never had the urge to read those books, but that's what my wife tells me. So, the more people read Harry Potter, the more unrealistic view they hold of life and the real world...which makes it perfectly understandable why they would lean Democrat and Hitlary supporter.

  4. Ah, having read all the Potter books, some in the UK English additions, I guess I will have to change my vote to Hillary. NOT!

  5. Yes you did, Don, and the book is excellent!

  6. Further Reading: Why Dick Dastardly's inability to win the Wacky Races proves Trump can't win the Presidency.

  7. Read them all to my children.
    Voting for Trump.
    Hillary IS Dolores Umbridge!

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  9. They cannot conceive the immensity of their blinkered and blindfolded ignorance.

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