psychologists urge people with low self-esteem to watch g.o.p. debate - the new yorker


OMG ... the title almost compells me to read the article.

found here.

"The recommendation came after the psychologists spent weeks showing research subjects video clips of the debate’s potential participants and observed striking improvements in the subjects’ overall morale and sense of worth.

“We interviewed the volunteers before we exposed them to the Republican candidates and afterward,” said psychologist Davis Logsdon. “The spike in their self-esteem was off the charts.”


... it is strange , however, that Andy does not specify the actual report allegedly published by "Psychologists at the University of Minnesota".   Me, i expect a bit of a spoof here ... especially since a cursory search of the University papers does not yield any such recent announcement. 

source: Bob Smith Andy Borowitz is the New Yorker's incorrigible columnist with a flair for, as you say, the spoof. Nothing he ever writes is literally real, but always figuratively real -- a real feat accompli for a columnist.
... ok, got it ... read Borowitz like the onion ... who knew?

... and me almost going to subscribe to the New Yorker just to keep columns like this always accessible
 


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  3. 2016 election
  4. self
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Comments


Seth says
...... 2015-08-08 09:37:16 18657
seth 2015-08-08 09:29:51 18657
...... 2015-08-08 09:25:37 18657
Yeah!  About 24 million watched.
OTOH Jon Stewart's last got only 3.5 million - tsk tsk.


So how did watching the debate make you feel? 
I didn't watch it!

Wow ... i am surprised .   But by now you have surly seen the inidital questions about Trump running as a third party and Megyn Kelly's questiononing in the beginning about Trum's tone tward women.  Can you remember your  initial visceral reaction ... unvarnished by your own political adgenda?   Mine was, OMG he is insulting the republican boys club and he is insulting women .. his egoo shows no regard for common consciousness or even decency.  Obciously not my thing.

but i am truly curious ... what was your initial visceral reaction to Trump's answers? 
 

Mark de LA says
seth 2015-08-08 09:57:16 18657
...... 2015-08-08 09:37:16 18657
seth 2015-08-08 09:29:51 18657
...... 2015-08-08 09:25:37 18657
Yeah!  About 24 million watched.
OTOH Jon Stewart's last got only 3.5 million - tsk tsk.


So how did watching the debate make you feel? 
I didn't watch it!

Wow ... i am surprised .   But by now you have surly seen the inidital questions about Trump running as a third party and Megyn Kelly's questiononing in the beginning about Trum's tone tward women.  Can you remember your  initial visceral reaction ... unvarnished by your own political adgenda?   Mine was, OMG he is insulting the republican boys club and he is insulting women .. his egoo shows no regard for common consciousness or even decency.  Obciously not my thing.

but i am truly curious ... what was your initial visceral reaction to Trump's answers? 
 
Use a spelling checker because quite a few of those words I do not know. Your personal interpretations & those of the twittering, blogosphere, left-side class are pretty bizarre so am not going there. I may watch Megyn & see what she says later.


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