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CausaMortis On April 20, 2012




San Antonio, Texas
#1New Post! Dec 14, 2011 @ 14:35:06
https://www.infowars.com/new-study-fox-news-viewers-less-informed-than-those-who-don%E2%80%99t-watch-news-at-all/

If Fox News viewers want to be informed about current events, they might as well turn off the TV.

A poll released by Fairleigh d***inson University on Monday found that people who get their news from Fox News know significantly less about news both in the U.S. and the world than people who watch no news at all.

In a survey of 612 New Jersey natives, Fox News fans flunked questions about Egypt and Syria when compared with people who don’t watch the news. Fox viewers were 18-points less likely to know that Egyptians toppled their government and 6 points less likely to be aware that Syrians have not yet overthrown theirs.

“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,” Dan Cassino, a Fairleigh d***inson professor who served as an analyst for the poll, said in the report. “Rather, the results show us that there is something about watching Fox News that leads people to do worse on these questions that those who don’t watch any news at all.”
hoppy On August 27, 2013




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#2New Post! Dec 14, 2011 @ 14:42:46
@CausaMortis Said

https://www.infowars.com/new-study-fox-news-viewers-less-informed-than-those-who-don%E2%80%99t-watch-news-at-all/

If Fox News viewers want to be informed about current events, they might as well turn off the TV.

A poll released by Fairleigh d***inson University on Monday found that people who get their news from Fox News know significantly less about news both in the U.S. and the world than people who watch no news at all.

In a survey of 612 New Jersey natives, Fox News fans flunked questions about Egypt and Syria when compared with people who don’t watch the news. Fox viewers were 18-points less likely to know that Egyptians toppled their government and 6 points less likely to be aware that Syrians have not yet overthrown theirs.

“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,” Dan Cassino, a Fairleigh d***inson professor who served as an analyst for the poll, said in the report. “Rather, the results show us that there is something about watching Fox News that leads people to do worse on these questions that those who don’t watch any news at all.”



Dreamer.
drman321 On December 28, 2013




, Florida
#3New Post! Dec 14, 2011 @ 14:45:55
@hoppy Said

Dreamer.



Hoppy I love when you serve yourself up as an example of a study quoted on here.
hoppy On August 27, 2013




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#4New Post! Dec 14, 2011 @ 14:58:08
@drman321 Said

Hoppy I love when you serve yourself up as an example of a study quoted on here.



Study this. https://alexjonessucks.blogspot.com/2011/11/alex-jones-thinks-internet-polls-are.html
drman321 On December 28, 2013




, Florida
#5New Post! Dec 14, 2011 @ 15:00:48
@hoppy Said

Study this. https://alexjonessucks.blogspot.com/2011/11/alex-jones-thinks-internet-polls-are.html



Once again proving that you either don't pay attention or can't comprehend a story put right in front of you.......
CausaMortis On April 20, 2012




San Antonio, Texas
#6New Post! Dec 14, 2011 @ 15:03:55
I doubt whether most Fox News viewers can even find Egypt or Syria on a map.
Wellard On April 29, 2012
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In your Mind, Cape Verde
#7New Post! Dec 14, 2011 @ 15:11:39
@drman321 Said

Hoppy I love when you serve yourself up as an example of a study quoted on here.


Hoppy is now a converted Daily Mail reader I'll have you know!
ThePainefulTruth On May 06, 2013
Verum est Deus


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Peoria, Arizona
#8New Post! Dec 14, 2011 @ 15:38:36
@CausaMortis Said

“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,” Dan Cassino, a Fairleigh d***inson professor who served as an analyst for the poll, said in the report. “Rather, the results show us that there is something about watching Fox News that leads people to do worse on these questions that those who don’t watch any news at all.”


That makes no sense that they'd be less informed than people who don't watch the news at all. And his analysis that "there is something about watching Fox News" is breathtaking in it's lack of specificity, and therefore shoddy analysis and methods.

It also says:

"Those surveyed also struggled with current events closer to home. Just 47% were able to identify the Occupy Wall Street protesters as predominantly Democratic, while 11% thought they were Republican. Here it was MSNBC viewers who got it wrong the most - watching the left-leaning network was linked to a 10-point increase in the likelihood of misidentifying the demonstrators.

"MSNBC viewers did have a 10-point higher chance, however, of correctly identifying Mitt Romney as a frontrunner in the race for a 2012 GOP nominee. Fox News viewers didn't benefit -- or suffer -- in this category, a fact Cassino called 'very surprising' given the amount of attention the network has paid to the candidates."

None of that makes a bit of sense, from any viewpoint. and Cassino even admits that it's "very surprising". Yes, surprising. He's admitting he doesn't know how they could listen to Fox News (or any news) and not know that Egypt had been overthrown. I guess Farleigh University isn't such a polling powerhouse after all. No wait......Farleigh University.......FU? I think we can safely write this off as bulls***. Everybody knows that the most effective and reliable news source is The Daily Show.
hoppy On August 27, 2013




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#9New Post! Dec 14, 2011 @ 15:42:33
@drman321 Said

Once again proving that you either don't pay attention or can't comprehend a story put right in front of you.......



Strange thing about you non conservatives. If I post an article from FOX, I get this kind of BS from libs, attacking the source and not the content. If I post the very same article from a different source, the source is accepted and the content is attacked. FOX must really strike fear in libs, is what this shows me.
someone_else On August 30, 2012
Not a dude.


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American Alps, Washington
#10New Post! Dec 14, 2011 @ 15:43:16
@ThePainefulTruth Said

Everybody knows that the most effective and reliable news source is The Daily Show.



Sadly (maybe not so sad because it's funny...), I think you're right about that.

In regards to the rest of the "who gets the better news?" - I pretty much get my news from here. I might hear a little blurb about something on the morning news (when they do the light stuff anyway) and then I will see it on TFS with a myriad of sources and people actually discussing it. It's far more informative than listening to a newscaster and/or a video clip of something that was said or done.
drman321 On December 28, 2013




, Florida
#11New Post! Dec 14, 2011 @ 15:43:40
@hoppy Said

Strange thing about you non conservatives. If I post an article from FOX, I get this kind of BS from libs, attacking the source and not the content. If I post the very same article from a different source, the source is accepted and the content is attacked. FOX must really strike fear in libs, is what this shows me.



Or it is generally accepted as an unreliable news source.....
hoppy On August 27, 2013




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#12New Post! Dec 14, 2011 @ 15:44:52
@drman321 Said

Or it is generally accepted as an unreliable news source.....



Naw, it's fear.
someone_else On August 30, 2012
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American Alps, Washington
#13New Post! Dec 14, 2011 @ 15:48:43
@hoppy Said

Naw, it's fear.



Yes, they're afraid of lowering their IQ by reading that drivel.
hoppy On August 27, 2013




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#14New Post! Dec 14, 2011 @ 15:51:45
@someone_else Said

Yes, they're afraid of lowering their IQ by reading that drivel.



But they believe Obama, Pelosi, Reid, probably the tooth fairy and Santa Claus.
someone_else On August 30, 2012
Not a dude.


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American Alps, Washington
#15New Post! Dec 14, 2011 @ 15:53:10
@hoppy Said

But they believe Obama, Pelosi, Reid, probably the tooth fairy and Santa Claus.



See, it's affecting you already!
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