political attack ads http://wmot.org en Vandy Researcher Defends Political Attack Ads http://wmot.org/post/vandy-researcher-defends-political-attack-ads <p>MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)&nbsp; --&nbsp; If you find yourself punching the mute button on your TV remote every time a political attack-ad comes on, a Vanderbilt researcher wants you to know they do serve a useful purpose.</p><p>Dr. John Greer, Chairman of the Vanderbilt Political Science Department, delivered a lecture here on the Middle Tennessee State Campus yesterday concerning his attack-ad research.</p> Wed, 24 Oct 2012 19:33:09 +0000 Mike Osborne 17094 at http://wmot.org Vandy Researcher Defends Political Attack Ads Burriss on Media: Attack Ads http://wmot.org/post/burriss-media-attack-ads <p>MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (BURRISS)&nbsp; --&nbsp; Boy, am I ever dazed and confused. In just a few weeks we’ll be talking about how, in late October 1938, hundreds of thousands of people thought a radio dramatization about a Martian invasion of the earth was real. And a question has always been, how could these people be taken in like that? I mean, all they had to do was change the channel, and they would have had a pretty good clue that nothing serious was going on.<br> Mon, 01 Oct 2012 13:43:58 +0000 Dr. Larry Burriss 16259 at http://wmot.org Burriss on Media: Attack Ads