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    Re: Study Shows Fox News Viewers Less Informed on Major Stories

    Quote Originally Posted by whysoserious View Post
    Meh, they have one objective: rake liberals and their agenda through the muck. Until the partisan rhetoric in this country cools down or conservatism declines, they'll always have a large audience for that.
    It could be argued that Fox is significantly responsible for the heated level of partisan rhetoric. Look at all the verbal bomb throwers they host, have hosted, or regularly feature -- Beck, Coulter, Hannity, Ingraham -- plus those that they give a platform to, such as Breitbart, Levin, Goldberg, Limbaugh, etc.

    Fox is central HQ for right wing talk media and all the intolerance, inaccurate facts, and downright lies that it propagates.

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    Re: Study Shows Fox News Viewers Less Informed on Major Stories

    I would agree, Karl. However, I would point to all 24-hour news cycles and biased talk radio as well. If you have to report the news for 24 hours every day, how could you possibly be objective? There is not enough news in the world for that.
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    Re: Study Shows Fox News Viewers Less Informed on Major Stories

    I personally can't see any problem with being objective. With not being repetitive, well, sure.

    The problem introduced by Fox to the 24 hour cable news format -- a problem they copied from right wing talk radio IMHO -- is the slime factor... and their seeming serial inability to resist making stuff up (another feature of right wing talk radio).

    I don't care about the bias. Well, I do care, but it is somewhat inconsequential... while bias may make you less informed, it is unlikely to make you misinformed. The outright falsehoods and the slime, that's the problem... which is probably why their viewer base is the most uninformed.

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    Re: Study Shows Fox News Viewers Less Informed on Major Stories

    Quote Originally Posted by whysoserious View Post
    I would agree, Karl. However, I would point to all 24-hour news cycles and biased talk radio as well. If you have to report the news for 24 hours every day, how could you possibly be objective? There is not enough news in the world for that.
    Quote Originally Posted by Karl View Post
    I personally can't see any problem with being objective. With not being repetitive, well, sure.

    The problem introduced by Fox to the 24 hour cable news format -- a problem they copied from right wing talk radio IMHO -- is the slime factor... and their seeming serial inability to resist making stuff up (another feature of right wing talk radio).

    I don't care about the bias. Well, I do care, but it is somewhat inconsequential... while bias may make you less informed, it is unlikely to make you misinformed. The outright falsehoods and the slime, that's the problem... which is probably why their viewer base is the most uninformed.
    You two are way off base...it's all about the good looking women...note:

    Not just the attitudes of each network’s audience are different; their demographics are distinct as well. Fox News viewers are older, male, upper- or upper-middle class and Republican, and describe themselves as conservative.

    "Most viewers" are just watching not listening hence 'misinformed'. I mean really...Ed Shultz...REALLY?

    From Poll, a Snapshot of Fox News Viewers - NYTimes.com

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    Re: Study Shows Fox News Viewers Less Informed on Major Stories

    Quote Originally Posted by whysoserious View Post
    I would agree, Karl. However, I would point to all 24-hour news cycles and biased talk radio as well. If you have to report the news for 24 hours every day, how could you possibly be objective? There is not enough news in the world for that.
    Does MSNBC even do news anymore? I thought they were stictly opinion shows now. After 5 it seems like one opinion show after another.
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