fox news viewers are dumb ass sacks of shit

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/11/21/fox-news-viewers-less-informed-people-fairleigh-dickinson_n_1106305.html


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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A) Anyone who thinks the Huffington Post would have an unbiased article regarding Fox News is dumber that most TV viewers in general.

B) The article title should read "Unscientific poll conducted by a university no one has ever heard of and published by a biased source found that New Jersey residents who watch Fox News and are likely to have the time to respond to polls are less informed about a single issue that has nothing to do with their current well-being or the future outlook of their and their children's futures"

A little short for a title but we can work on that.
 

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Hell 95% of the population can't find Egypt or Syria on a map
 

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Shit, how dumb are msnbc watchers?
 

Norm Stansfield

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This study is spot on. Not many people know this, but before getting into watching FoxNews, Beerbelly for instance was a Quantum Physics professor at Colombia University.

Stop turning your audience into incoherent babbling drunkards, FoxNews. :)
 
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This study is spot on. Not many people know this, but before getting into watching FoxNews, Beerbelly for instance was a Quantum Physics professor at Colombia University.

Stop turning your audience into incoherent babbling drunkards, FoxNews. :)
I'm offended that you would besmirch my fine name in the same breath of that shitty school
 

Norm Stansfield

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I'm offended that you would besmirch my fine name in the same breath mentioning that shitty school
I see I actually spelled it with an o. That shouldn't result in any helpful corrections from anyone, I'm sure.
 

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I don't watch Fox or really any other news on TV at all, so perhaps I'm not the best to comment on this. However, I do regularly read the fox news website among others and they had just as much coverage of Egypt on there as anyone else did. So, I find it very hard to believe that people who watch fox were unaware of what is/was going on over there. This just seems like typical liberal drivel. It was probably a very poorly worded question and/or a TERRIBLE study sample.
 

Norm Stansfield

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I don't watch Fox or really any other news on TV at all, so perhaps I'm not the best to comment on this. However, I do regularly read the fox news website among others and they had just as much coverage of Egypt on there as anyone else did. So, I find it very hard to believe that people who watch fox were unaware of what is/was going on over there. This just seems like typical liberal drivel. It was probably a very poorly worded question and/or a TERRIBLE study sample.
I wonder if the question was "What country did the great Obama rip from the jaws of tyranny and restore to everlasting peace and harmony last spring?".
 

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I think this was a telephone survey, so the real results should be "People that answer their phones to telephone surveyors are less informed than people who have better things to do".
 

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Wasn't there a story exactly like this several months ago? I just find it pathetic that people actually believe this crap.
 

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That's ridiculous. When Seal Team Six went into Egypt and killed Gaddafi, it was all over the news. I can't believe people wouldn't remember that.
 

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This is why I get my news from TMZ and The Onion. When I want breaking news, I come here to the "Current Events" thread.
 

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That's ridiculous. When Seal Team Six went into Egypt and killed Gaddafi, it was all over the news. I can't believe people wouldn't remember that.
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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.
Yeah, that study wasn't run using completely subjective criteria. The fact that the author of this article views that study as legitimate and insightful shows what a retarded asshole said author is.
 

luckie1710

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Two comments.

I love how fairleigh dickinson did a poll of just NJ residents. Shouldnt Huffpo have stated - NJ fox news viewers in the headline.

And I wonder if a college has doen a same poll on Huffpo. How well do their readers score?
 

luckie1710

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Oh and I love this one. Fairleigh dickinson's nickname when I was in high school was fairleigh ridiculous. And HuffPo uses them to regurgitate an old story. Nope. No agenda by them. lol
 

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This "study" fails because people from Jersey are pretty much all retards.
 
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