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Old 22nd November 2011, 03:24 AM
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This is from the Huffington post..........It just confirms what I've know for years!


Fox News viewers are less informed than people who don't watch any news, according to a new poll from Fairleigh Dickinson University.

The poll surveyed New Jersey residents about the uprisings in Egypt and the Middle East, and where they get their news sources. The study, which controlled for demographic factors like education and partisanship, found that "people who watch Fox News are 18-points less likely to know that Egyptians overthrew their government" and "6-points less likely to know that Syrians have not yet overthrown their government" compared to those who watch no news.

Overall, 53% of all respondents knew that Egyptians successfully overthrew Hosni Mubarak and 48% knew that Syrians have yet to overthrow their government.

Dan Cassino, a political science professor at Fairleigh Dickinson, explained in a statement, "Because of the controls for partisanship, we know these results are not just driven by Republicans or other groups being more likely to watch Fox News. Rather, the results show us that there is something about watching Fox News that leads people to do worse on these questions than those who don’t watch any news at all."

This isn't the first study that has found that Fox News viewers more misinformed in comparison to others. Last year, a study from the University of Maryland found that Fox News viewers were more likely to believe false information about politics.
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Old 22nd November 2011, 05:46 AM
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Politics aside Fi, you're a Fox....
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Old 22nd November 2011, 11:41 AM
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Well done Fi,that's put a spring in my step.Also makes perfect sense.
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Old 22nd November 2011, 01:39 PM
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I always watch Fox news, it gives me a skewed view of society as a whole.

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Old 22nd November 2011, 02:03 PM
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From what I've seen of Fox News foreign news coverage is minimal but,then again,so is coverage of real US news.It's output is basically a non stop diatribe against the Obama administration.It's gratifying to see how conservative politicans they build up soon prove themselves to be moronic or worse.It's happened to Palin,Bachmann,Perry and Cain.Positive coverage from Fox News seems to be a curse.
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Old 22nd November 2011, 04:01 PM
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fox news and it's viewers are the new dumb and dumber.

remember murdoch saying, quite recently, that he wanted to make sky news more like fox, and that would make it more popular.

the murdoch way. feed them sh*t and keep 'em stupid.
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Old 22nd November 2011, 05:41 PM
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Fox News viewers are less informed than people who don't watch any news, according to a new poll from Fairleigh Dickinson University.
The really scary part is that people who don't watch the news know that they are not informed whereas people who watch Fox think they are.
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Old 22nd November 2011, 10:39 PM
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The really scary part is that people who don't watch the news know that they are not informed whereas people who watch Fox think they are.
What she said -

Love this post ..One shall quote for years to come... it's like a gift....
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Old 23rd November 2011, 02:07 PM
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JB, news should'nt be POPULAR, Its skewed by the Illuminati, they control everything. The bankers have made the world corrupt, when they make the worlds economy collapse, someone will come along and then the New World Order will take place. We are Fkng doomed.

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