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    Study Shows Fox News Viewers Less Informed on Major Stories

    According to a new poll (PDF) from Fairleigh Dickinson University, if you watch Fox News you are significantly less likely to know the correct answer to that question than if you mostly avoid news shows and newspapers all together.


    After controlling for factors like partisanship, education, and other demographic factors, the pollsters found that Fox New viewers were 18 points less likely to know that the revolt was successful than their non-active news consuming counterparts. Fox News viewers were also 6 points less likely to know that the Syrian uprising has yet to succeed.

    "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," said Dan Cassino, a Fairleigh Dickinson political science professor who took part in the analysis of the PublicMind data. "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 donít watch any news at all."

    The poll surveyed 612 adult residents of New Jersey (insert Snooki joke here), asking them where they got their news from in the previous week and then a handful of questions about current events.


    Read more @: Fairleigh Dickinson PublicMind Poll Shows Fox News Viewers Less Informed on Major News Stories Yep FOX News is the best damn new source out there!
    Really comes at no surprise to me...

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

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
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    Read more @: Fairleigh Dickinson PublicMind Poll Shows Fox News Viewers Less Informed on Major News Stories Yep FOX News is the best damn new source out there!
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    Who should we be listening to, instead? Dan Rather?
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Who should we be listening to, instead? Dan Rather?
    As many sources as possible and the least bias ones you can find...?
    Ted Cruz is the dumbest person alive.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
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    Read more @: Fairleigh Dickinson PublicMind Poll Shows Fox News Viewers Less Informed on Major News Stories Yep FOX News is the best damn new source out there!
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    I am really not surprised... and that's not only Fox... some of the news content they broadcast is really borderline gossip

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

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    Read more @: Fairleigh Dickinson PublicMind Poll Shows Fox News Viewers Less Informed on Major News Stories Yep FOX News is the best damn new source out there!
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    I am really not surprised... and that's not only FOX... some of the news content they broadcast to the viewers really is borderline gossip

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

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
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    Read more @: Fairleigh Dickinson PublicMind Poll Shows Fox News Viewers Less Informed on Major News Stories Yep FOX News is the best damn new source out there!
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    I was under the impression that biased threads were unwelcome in this forum.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    I was under the impression that biased threads were unwelcome in this forum.
    Presenting a study is biased?


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

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Presenting a study is biased?
    Presenting an obviously biased study is pure partisan hackery. At least that's what we would hear from the Libbos, if someone bashed Chris Matthews and his leg travelling thrill.
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Presenting an obviously biased study is pure partisan hackery. At least that's what we would hear from the Libbos, if someone bashed Chris Matthews and his leg travelling thrill.
    Please explain to me how this is biased: Some News Leaves People Knowing Less

    It seems to me just because they found out that your favorite "news" station is presenting the news not to well really grinds your gears.. So of course this study is just a lie and "biased" right?
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    Re: Study Shows Fox News Viewers Less Informed on Major Stories

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Please explain to me how this is biased: Some News Leaves People Knowing Less

    It seems to me just because they found out that your favorite "news" station is presenting the news not to well really grinds your gears.. So of course this study is just a lie and "biased" right?
    They're presenting the same information, with a different spin. That's basically the only difference.

    Anyone that watches FNC is just as informed as someone that watches CNN, or MSNBC.
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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