Veteran NBA reporter Chris Palmer was called out on Twitter for a pair of tweets he sent within the span of a few days. Palmer was offering his thoughts on the protests across the United States in the wake of George Floyd's death. On Thursday night, Palmer quote-tweeted a photo of a burning building with the caption, "Burn that s" down. Burn it all down." But shortly after midnight on Sunday, Palmer had a change of tone once protesters showed up closer to where he lived.
New research indicates that extreme protest tactics tend to undermine a movement's popular support in the United States by alienating both neutral observers and supporters. The findings have been published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. read more