Books, Meh. It Is Clear Neither Side Reads Articles

The AP-Ipsos poll found 22 percent of liberals and moderates said they had not read a book within the past year, compared with 34 percent of conservatives.

Among those who had read at least one book, liberals typically read nine books in the year, with half reading more than that and half less. Conservatives typically read eight, moderates five.

By slightly wider margins, Democrats tended to read more books than Republicans and independents.

The ground-breaking news in this story is what again? Liberals read one more book a year than conservatives? Now don’t get me wrong, it is not as though this is a 5,000 word article but from the first several paragraphs you would think the findings were a bit more controversial.

“The Karl Roves of the world have built a generation that just wants a couple slogans: ‘No, don’t raise my taxes, no new taxes,'” Pat Schroeder, president of the American Association of Publishers, said in a recent interview. “It’s pretty hard to write a book saying, ‘No new taxes, no new taxes, no new taxes’ on every page.”

Ooh, snap!

“Obfuscation usually requires a lot more words than if you simply focus on fundamental principles, so I’m not at all surprised by the loquaciousness of liberals,” he said.

Right back at ya bitch!

Seriously, if you look again at this piece the most earth-shattering finding is this one…

There were no differences by political party in the percentage of those who said they had not read at least one book.

That’s right, so while all of the screaming class goes after each other as to why conservatives may read eight books a year and liberals nine – the most hilarious argument can be found here by the way – we will all look away from the fact that one in four Americans read NO BOOKS AT ALL. A number that in and of itself could use further review.

Hat tip to memeorandum.

3 Responses to “Books, Meh. It Is Clear Neither Side Reads Articles”

  1. daveinboca says:

    Pat Schroeder is one of those airheads that give even liberals a bad name. This creature used to put smiley-faces next to her name when in Congress. She gained notoriety when she wept as she gave up an ill-considered attempt at the Presidency. What happened to empty-headed liberals happened to her—a faineant job for an incompetent idiot. Wonder what they pay this ancient fossil for insulting readers of conservative books? But then, this association probably has zero influence anywhere and is now in the minus-column as to leadership with this bozette in charge.

    And Schroeder, best known for her fatuous tears, now also is known for bashing part of her own constituency as the head of a non-profit. Dumber than a bucket of hair.

    And getting high sniffing her own farts.

  2. Macswain says:

    There you go. daveinboca shows conservatives do read.

    His screed is straight out of Karl Rove’s vital tome, Attack the Messenger!

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