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Donnachaidh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-18-11 09:14 PM
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Shocking Things Fox News Viewers Believe
http://www.freewoodpost.com/2011/09/16/shocking-things-... /

For years the left-wing has been saying that Fox News viewers are uneducated or misinformed, but now a study has come out that might confirm those suspicions.

According to a new survey of Fox News viewers by Reuters, this is what Fox News viewers believe:

67% Believe Barack Obamas name sounds suspicious.

45% Believe that homosexuals are polygamists

2% Believe that science is more important than faith

90% Believe that all of the Founding Fathers were born in the United States of America, even though it had not yet been created when the Founding Fathers were born.

56% Believe Sarah Palin went to an Ivy League Law school.

99% of Fox News viewers who were Medicare recipients said they opposed socialized medicine.

94% Believe Reagan lowered the National Debt.

More at the link --
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The Velveteen Ocelot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-18-11 09:16 PM
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1. You do know this is satire?
The sad thing is that at least some of this is believable. It's getting harder to distinguish satire from reality these days.
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Initech Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-18-11 09:35 PM
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5. I know - it's satire but none of it would surprise me if real.
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NYC_SKP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-18-11 09:19 PM
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2. Funny, but not really an authentic article; it's satire.
Posted yesterday, the posting member took a beating for not realizing it.

Just a heads-up!

:hi:
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napoleon_in_rags Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-18-11 09:26 PM
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3. Somebody rec this down for me.
This article looked authentic on the first few lines, then I read on...But it was too late, I rec'd it up. The OP doesn't make it clear that its satire.
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The Wielding Truth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-18-11 09:32 PM
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4. Satire? Art meet life.Hello a very close facsimile.
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The Velveteen Ocelot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-18-11 09:41 PM
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6. Confirmation bias strikes again.
We believe Fox viewers are idiots and we look for confirmation that this is true. So we don't recognize that a piece about the idiocy of Fox viewers is satire.

It has been established as a matter of fact that Fox viewers are less well-informed than people who listen to NPR, for example. Who needs satire?
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