Have you ever wondered who is watching this shit on CNN and MSNBC? Who is losing their minds about “white supremacy” and “domestic extremism” and “fascism”?
“There is little difference among Republicans in educational attainment across these news consumption groupings. That is not the case, however, among Democrats.
Democrats who consistently used only news outlets with left-leaning audiences to get political news during the past year have much higher levels of education than Democrats with other news consumption habits. About six-in-ten U.S. adults in this group have college degrees, including about a third (34%) with postgraduate degrees. Among other Democrats, only about three-in-ten or fewer have completed college.
Similarly, looking at the race and ethnicity of each group, there are large differences among Democrats by media diet. While a majority of the group who consistently turned only to outlets with left-leaning audiences are White (71%), a minority (42%) of Democrats who consistently turned to outlets with other types of audiences are. And Democrats who consistently turned to outlets with mixed or right-leaning audiences are more likely than other groups among Democrats to be Black (29%), and 21% of them are Hispanic.
Among Republicans, large majorities of all the groups are White – reflecting the GOP’s composition overall. …”
If you are going about your life in Middle America, it might be difficult for you to see how we are living in the Reconstruction South. You might not have seen any “insurrectionists” in the aisles of Wal-Mart. When you turn on CNN or MSNBC though, the “news” is overwrought panic and hysteria.
As I have pointed out in recent months, the Democratic Party is two parties. Democrat Independent Liberal Elites (DILEs) are the 13% of the electorate who are self-hating White people who are college-educated, upper middle class PMCs with modernist and cosmopolitan values.
Normal people of all races and ideologies have mildly positive feelings about their own racial or ethnic group. White liberals are the exception to the rule:
These are the people who are watching CNN and MSNBC and who only consume content in the progressive Twitter bubble. Blacks and Hispanics are more likely to be moderates and more likely to watch right-leaning media. There is also a major education skew. It is people with some college, college degrees or post-graduate degrees who are 86% of the audience who consume only left-leaning media. In contrast, Americans with only a high school education or less make up 13% of the audience. This bias toward college-educated PMCs with cosmopolitan values who live in big metros appears to be an opportunity for Republicans to expand their appeal to working class voters.
Note: The “Coalition of the Ascendant” theory assumes that the DILEs won’t alienate DLWC voters over time even though they have different values, interests, issue preferences and media consumption habits. Fortunately for the Democrats, the GOP is too wedded to True Conservatism and libertarian economics to split the Democrats down the middle. Less politically correct, more redistributionist, leaning into the massive level of disaffection is the winning ticket.