Double standards on audience reaction: agreement VS disagreement
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Posted 3/1/12
Hey guys, riddle me this:

Why is it that a viewpoint on a show that disagrees with what most other people think about it is denied even when it's constructed extremely well, while an opinion on a show which concurs with what the majority thinks about it does not have to be as robust, sophisticated, or well-supported in logic and argument as the former?

That seems an awful lot like double standards, don't you think?
Posted 3/1/12

StrongNerd wrote:

Hey guys, riddle me this:

Why is it that a viewpoint on a show that disagrees with what most other people think about it is denied even when it's constructed extremely well, while an opinion on a show which concurs with what the majority thinks about it does not have to be as robust, sophisticated, or well-supported in logic and argument as the former?

That seems an awful lot like double standards, don't you think?


Example, please? >_<


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Posted 3/1/12 , edited 3/1/12
I agree, an example would be helpful.
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Posted 3/1/12

StrongNerd wrote:

Hey guys, riddle me this:

Why is it that a viewpoint on a show that disagrees with what most other people think about it is denied even when it's constructed extremely well, while an opinion on a show which concurs with what the majority thinks about it does not have to be as robust, sophisticated, or well-supported in logic and argument as the former?

That seems an awful lot like double standards, don't you think?


I think the problem is that a lot of people self-identify with what they like. So, when they hear a criticism of a show they like, they subconsciously take it as a criticism of themselves. It doesn't matter that you aren't attacking them personally and it doesn't matter if your criticism is valid or not. It is an emotional reaction based on a perceived attack which is why these people can overreact while defending themselves (via the show).

You can view it as double standards, but I think it is closer to the truth that we sometimes have a hard time discussing stuff that matters to us.
Posted 3/1/12
hey riddle me this
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Posted 3/1/12

StrongNerd wrote:

Hey guys, riddle me this:

Why is it that a viewpoint on a show that disagrees with what most other people think about it is denied even when it's constructed extremely well, while an opinion on a show which concurs with what the majority thinks about it does not have to be as robust, sophisticated, or well-supported in logic and argument as the former?

That seems an awful lot like double standards, don't you think?


Are you talking about a specific subject in a show or a show in general?
Posted 3/1/12
It's not double-standards if majority of the people go along with it.
Posted 3/1/12 , edited 3/1/12
Completely biased opinions end up like this.... I think.
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