Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Fox News Viewers Know Less Than People Who Don't Watch Any News: Study
The following story is not a News Flash for anybody paying one iota of attention to the GOP cast of characters running for president.
The dumber ish they say, the bigger applause they get!
Let's just say, if I were invited to a Republican meet and greet affair, I would not drink any beverage that was not hand delivered in a hermetically sealed container. These folks are drinking some Kool-aid that has them daffier than that duck.
And don't get me started on FOX News (mis-news), when their CEO, Rupert Murdock and company are not hacking phones, they are hacking brains cells. Just read this...
Fox News viewers are less informed than people who don't watch any news, according to a new poll from Fairleigh Dickinson University.
The poll surveyed New Jersey residents about the uprisings in Egypt and the Middle East, and where they get their news sources. The study, which controlled for demographic factors like education and partisanship, found that "people who watch Fox News are 18-points less likely to know that Egyptians overthrew their government" and "6-points less likely to know that Syrians have not yet overthrown their government" compared to those who watch no news.
Overall, 53% of all respondents knew that Egyptians successfully overthrew Hosni Mubarak and 48% knew that Syrians have yet to overthrow their government.
Dan Cassino, a political science professor at Fairleigh Dickinson, explained in a statement, "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. 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 don’t watch any news at all." source
This is your brain (cue normal brain) and this is your brain on FOX (cue abby normal brain)