Echo Chamber


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Echo Chamber

The tendency of members of a group to reinforce each other's views and not to contradict each other because there is little or no information presented from outside the group. An echo chamber is dangerous in business as one member may not see a flaw in another's thinking or may be afraid to point it out. However, the term is most commonly used in media to describe a self-reinforcing story. See also: Groupism.
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My friend on the left is certainly correct about one thing: poli-blogs have been divided into partisan echo chambers.
Speaking on a trip to Haiti, Clinton said: "We cannot be unaware of the fact that - particularly with the Internet - there's this huge echo chamber out there.
In an exhibition that juxtaposes a decade of key works by Raad's Atlas Group (investigating the history of Lebanon's civil wars) with a selection from A History of Modern and Contemporary Art in the Arab World (another Raad project, exploring the creation of infrastructures for contemporary art in the Middle East), the show, and its accompanying catalogue, will create an intriguing echo chamber for reflections on art, politics, and the ruthless economy of culture.
So he'll be plying his trade in the biggest echo chamber in the North West, in front of crowds the size of the Liechtenstein navy, all for the sake of an extra, relatively modest, amount.
IN FACT, EVERYONE HERE IS IN SUCH FULL AGREEMENT THAT THE DRUG WAR IS FUCKED THAT THE PLACE IS STARTING TO SOUND LIKE AN ECHO CHAMBER .
All these events have something in common, and it isn't just a link to what the Bush administration and its talk radio echo chamber calls "Islamofascism.
This studio utilised the kitchen as the control room and the loo as an echo chamber, for his trademark weird sound effects and ethereal backing singers (remember Johnny Remember Me?
Combined with the (obvious) fact that she sews her own clothes and has easy access to surgical tools, it isn't long before the echo chamber that is her head starts reverberating Shelley - and we don't mean Percy.
Instead, the fighters stand there in the echo chamber, hollering and admiring the sound of their own voices.
Dressed in full cowboy regalia, he drips Nashville hillbilly goat-juices, singing like a living echo chamber, never averse to the rolling rockabilly, his National steel guitar picking over the bones of Muddy Waters with due respect.
Written and directed by Eric Diamond and featuring Denise Askew-Meyerson, Johnny Base, Eric Diamond, Sean Donnellan, Kristina Haddad, Ben Meyerson, Brent Morris and David Waterman, "MEDIA WHORES" drowns out the Beltway echo chamber, investigates the investigators and judges those who lest not be judged.
But there's a scarier possibility: After spending too much time in the Republican echo chamber, he may believe what he says.