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... Are less informed about what is going on in this world than people who don't actually follow the news and headlines at all.

Research shows that people who told a survey that Fox News was their main source of news were 18% less properly informed than people who said they didn't actively follow any newssource. A whopping 53% knew that former Egyptian Minister Hosni Mubarak was overthrown. So more or less half of them still had no idea, even though it's been over 9 months now...

Fun detail: it seems that people who entered The Daily Show as their main news show were informed best of all. Power to Jon Steward!

Discuss?
#2
who's jon steward?
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#4
It's doesn't take a university research team to figure out FOX news viewers are a bunch of moronic ignoramuses.
#5
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It's doesn't take a university research team to figure out FOX news viewers are a bunch of moronic ignoramuses.


But hopefully people will now finally LEARN IT DAMNIT.

Also it seems that Foxies are also less properly informed about politics but I guess that's not even worth mentioning because all knew that too...
#7
why dont they show this on fox news?
that way, everyone can be more informed, right? isn't that how things work in a democracy?
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#8
People choose their own level, if they have a lack of intelligence they can and will watch only that channel which is porportional and equal with their mind and way of thinking and will only absorb the information THEY want.

Fox News is full of demagogs for my part.

@Harvey_Swick; eating your own poo is also not-prohibited, but it's just not as normal as eating normal food, but hey, it's democracy!
#9
Quote by AmirT
People choose their own level, if they have a lack of intelligence they can and will watch only that channel which is porportional and equal with their mind and way of thinking and will only absorb the information THEY want.

Fox News is full of demagogs for my part.

@Harvey_Swick; eating your own poo is also not-prohibited, but it's just not as normal as eating normal food, but hey, it's democracy!



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so, if intelligence is determined through one's genes, would you say there is a genetic link to what types of viewers certain channels get?
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#11
Oh god, here we go again.....
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#13
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Yeah because UG is just full of FOX news apologists.
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#15
Im not surprised, they are such retards they actually report on crap like this

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TFWV0XbbvEk

what do u expect
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#16
I'm not going to jump in all guns blazing based on one study I know little about, but generally speaking: FoxNews is a disease. A ****ing plague of ignorance mongering.
#17
I don't like Fox News, don't get me wrong, but the study is iffy at best. There are some, at the very least, questionable assertions which are presumed to be true in the study which participants were asked about. However, even if you grant that they got all of their facts right, Fox News viewers were barely less informed than anyone than anyone else to such a degree it's potentially negligible or barely significant. (It may be in the margin of error, but if it isn't the difference is small enough to not matter that much at all.)
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#18
people who watch fox news generally watch for things that support their opinions
#22
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No news program is completely unbiased or tilted. It's not about news anymore, it's about making money and well.... making money.
http://www.umich.edu/~newsbias/institutional.html

All news tend to operate in a narrative. Because of this you can't have completely unbiased views (unless you crammed in so many points of view no-one would watch it).
#23
Quote by theunforgivn
No news program is completely unbiased or tilted. It's not about news anymore, it's about making money and well.... making money.
http://www.umich.edu/~newsbias/institutional.html


It's not about being biased, but rather about providing good reportage to your viewers. If half of a station's viewers don't know of, in my eyes, a significant event well over half a year after it happened, you're doing a bad job as a news station if you ask me.
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I'm not going to jump in all guns blazing based on one study I know little about, but generally speaking: FoxNews is a disease. A ****ing plague of ignorance mongering.



*Looks at user name*
Hmm... It appears YOU are in fact a disease.
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#26
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All news tend to operate in a narrative. Because of this you can't have completely unbiased views (unless you crammed in so many points of view no-one would watch it).

Even two perspectives are better than the one that Fox shows. They wouldn't lose their undoubtedly easily distractible viewership by interviewing 2 people who hate gays and oppose marriage and 2 people who support gay marriage instead of 100% of the interviews shown expressing the same opinion.

Of course, they wouldn't get paid if they weren't making propaganda.
#27
Maybe I'm just naive, but other than stuff like Bill O'Reilly and Glen Beck, I don't see that much of a difference between Fox News, CNN and CSNBC. It all tells you shit that's happening. I mean, if Canada bombs Antartica, they're all gonna tell you that Canada ****ing bombed Antartica.
#28
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Maybe I'm just naive, but other than stuff like Bill O'Reilly and Glen Beck, I don't see that much of a difference between Fox News, CNN and CSNBC. It all tells you shit that's happening. I mean, if Canada bombs Antartica, they're all gonna tell you that Canada ****ing bombed Antartica.

But fox news will tell you that 100% of Americans think that homosexual, left-wing liberal members of Al-Qeada are responsible.
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But fox news will tell you that 100% of Americans think that homosexual, left-wing liberal members of Al-Qeada are responsible.




...This thread again
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#30
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... Are less informed about what is going on in this world than people who don't actually follow the news and headlines at all.

Research shows that people who told a survey that Fox News was their main source of news were 18% less properly informed than people who said they didn't actively follow any newssource. A whopping 53% knew that former Egyptian Minister Hosni Mubarak was overthrown. So more or less half of them still had no idea, even though it's been over 9 months now...

Fun detail: it seems that people who entered The Daily Show as their main news show were informed best of all. Power to Jon Steward!

Discuss?



First of all, percentages can be made to bolster one side or another. I'm not taking the side of Fox News viewers, but I take survey percentages with a grain of salt. Secondly, John Stewart does not report news. He takes already reported news stories and pokes fun at various political leaders. The upside of his program is that viewers get an overview of what the news is and the comedy attracts more viewers. In percentage terms this equals Daily Show viewers being the most informed.
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#31
^Wait a minute....Someone who knows what they're talking about in this thread?!
Quick everyone attack him!


/sarcasm
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#33
i cant tell who is trolling, who is stupid, and who is butthurt in this thread.
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#34
Two things that set me off:

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The poll surveyed New Jersey residents about the uprisings in Egypt and the Middle East, and where they get their news sources.


That would be Fox News viewers are most uninformed in NEW JERSEY. LRN2POPULATIONvs.SAMPLE. New Jersey is not a suitable substitute for all of America, Doii.

2. Huff-Post.
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#36
The Daily Show and UG are the only places I get news from.

The news bores me.
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#37
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i cant tell who is trolling, who is stupid, and who is butthurt in this thread.

Anybody who disputes that FOX news creates harmful propaganda is stupid, anybody who defends them for doing it is trolling, and I'm butthurt that the focus of this discussion is 'fox iz dum lol,' rather than something important like the fact they're full of shit.
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Quote by Butt Rayge
Anybody who disputes that FOX news creates harmful propaganda is stupid, anybody who defends them for doing it is trolling, and I'm butthurt that the focus of this discussion is 'fox iz dum lol,' rather than something important like the fact they're full of shit.



Yes FOX is dumb, but so is anyone who thinks that Jersey is America.
#39
Quote by L2112Lif
Yes FOX is dumb, but so is anyone who thinks that Jersey is America.

I didn't even read the article. I'm not worried about who is more informed, I just jumped at the opportunity to rage at FOX.
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Quote by Butt Rayge
Anybody who disputes that FOX news creates harmful propaganda is stupid, anybody who defends them for doing it is trolling, and I'm butthurt that the focus of this discussion is 'fox iz dum lol,' rather than something important like the fact they're full of shit.

Fox news has a license to lie.
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