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Cultural Puritanism and Political Negativity

Emily Badger examines just how negative advertising in the U.S. midterms was, and why that might not be a bad thing, while Tom Jacobs explains that puritanism may be bred in the American bone.
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Puritanism and Negativity

Music and soundbites used in this week's podcast drawn from:
In story one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N3Iqgxt7bg4&feature=fvst
In story two: http://www.evtv1.com/player.aspx?itemnum=6548, http://ccmixter.org/files/morgantj/18947
In story three: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=er9FEAzQaNs, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IvgRoo7sAqg, http://ccmixter.org/files/unreal_dm/20836
And for interview on negative political ads: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IkWAhuXtalw, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6BCa8xw9yGY, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EU-IBF8nwSY

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