“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.