Sunday talk shows demonstrate social dominance theory

Interesting article from Open Left on how the Sunday talk shows use the 3 biases found in social dominance theory (SDT) –

Versailles is a center-right nation:  Sunday talk shows have 3 biases have 3 biases of Social Dominance Theory

SDT argues that there are three main sorts of hierarchy observed in societies around the world: age-based (elders over the young), gender-based (men over women) and special groups (ethnic-based, race-based, religion-based, etc.)  Significantly, a recent paper looking at the makeup of congressional guests on Sunday talk shows finds all three kinds of bias are present–although it does not consciously invoke the SDT model.


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