Study: 27 percent of senators’ press releases are ‘taunting’

Harvard researchers sifted through 63,000 releases sent from 2005 to 2007.

Using a computer program, researchers examined 63,033 press releases sent by U.S. senators from 2005 to 2007. The program broke the releases into three major types of communication: credit claiming, position taking, and advertising.

However, during the study another pattern of communication emerged. Call it the nyahh-nyahh factor.

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