Mary Beckman

Mary Beckman is a linguistics professor at the Center for Cognitive Science at Ohio State University. As a freelance science writer she has worked for
Science and Smithsonian.

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Gab Bag

When The Daily Show's Jon Stewart told CNN's Crossfire hosts that
their form of combative political commentary was "hurting America,"
he was on to something. And when CNN/US President Jonathan Klein
agreed and canceled the show, he also might have sensed what new
research is getting at: "In-your-face" television has the capacity to
polarize viewers on political issues and turn people off of the
political process.