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masmdu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 10:29 AM
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Fox News watchers...Much more likely to be grossly misinformed.
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Middle_East/EJ04Ak01.html

The more commercial television news you watch, the more wrong you are likely to be about key elements of the Iraq War and its aftermath, according to a major new study released in Washington on Thursday.


And the more you watch the Rupert Murdoch-owned Fox News channel, in particular, the more likely it is that your perceptions about the war are wrong, adds the report by the University of Maryland's Program on International Policy Attitudes (PIPA).
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farmbo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 10:37 AM
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1. Murdoch proves the old adage: Bulls*it in; bulls*it out
...and he keeps his viewers chock-full of it.

:hurts:
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enki23 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 10:39 AM
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2. oh. my. fucking. god.
if this poll is legitimate at all, this should (but won't) be fucking huge.
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Bandit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 10:41 AM
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3. Well Fox did sue for the right to lie and won.
Fox News LIES so it is not surprising that people who watch Fox are misinformed. They Lie and then Lie again. What is surprising is that people don't eventually wise up.
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the_real_38 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 10:51 AM
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4. Sheep.
We got a lot of them. Jim Carrey's insight (and Rupert Murdoch's) - if you're selling something stupid in America, you're going to have quite a nice market.
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cprise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 10:55 AM
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5. kick
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NormanConquest Donating Member (346 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 10:57 AM
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6. Not to be outdone,
Fox News/Opinion Dynamics has commissioned a survey to counter this one. As you might expect, the results of this poll paint quite a different picture of media consumers than the Ford Foundation's.

The Fox survey found that:

Chicks are 78% more likely to hit on a FNC viewer at a party than an NPR listener:

Fox viewers are a bunch more manly--like fifty percent or something--than print/newspaper subscribers:

Are more patriotic and have larger genitalia than viewers of all the other networks combined! Nyah, nyah, ppphhhpht!!!!!
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ProfessorGAC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 11:00 AM
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7. This Is So Obvious, Isn't It?
If you watch a network that underinforms or misinforms its viewers, you're going to be under- or misinformed.

This isn't the fault of the viewers directly. (Indirectly, yes. If they are that incurious that they want to be spoonfed, they sort of get what they deserve.)

It's the fault of cynical jerks like those that run Faux. They targeted the shallow thinkers, and then feed them the information they want them to believe, so they foster a whole segment of even less informed people.

I think that's practically the classical definition of a propagandist.
The Professor
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