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How many of you Liberals here fell for the idiotic hoax "study" about Fox News viewers?

RJ~PWCM~JLA 2012/12/18 17:20:24
It was ALL of you, wasn't it?

Admit it. You didn't even BOTHER to read the press release describing the so-called "study". Or notice that the link to the "study" provided in the press release linked to something COMPLETELY DIFFERENT!

The ridiculous headline fit in so well with your idiotic pre-conceived notions that you would never have risked confusing yourself with the facts - as usual.

The real question is, what's the IQ of someone who could be fooled by such an OBVIOUS hoax of a story? 80? 70? 60?

50 is more like it!


http://newsbusters.org/blogs/matthew-sheffield/2012/12/10/lib...

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/michael-giltz/exclusive-pr-guru...

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Footnote: Which of you stupid Liberals will be the first to post a link to this:

http://www.deccamedia.com/com1/intelligence-institute-study-a...

to "prove" that the study isn't a hoax?
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  • beast 2012/12/20 17:09:51
    beast
    +1
    Nope but I will list links to 7 real studies that found FOX viewers dumb as a box of rocks when it comes to knowing actual news...

    Iraq War
    1) In 2003, a survey by the Program on International Policy Attitudes (PIPA) at the University of Maryland found widespread public misperceptions about the Iraq war. For instance, many Americans believed the U.S. had evidence that Saddam Hussein’s Iraq had been collaborating in some way with al-Qaida, or was involved in the 9-11 attacks; many also believed that the much touted “weapons of mass destruction” had been found in the country after the U.S. invasion, when they hadn’t. But not everyone was equally misinformed: “The extent of Americans’ misperceptions vary significantly depending on their source of news,” PIPA reported. “Those who receive most of their news from Fox News are more likely than average to have misperceptions.” For instance, 80 percent of Fox viewers held at least one of three Iraq-related misperceptions, more than a variety of other types of news consumers, and especially NPR and PBS users. Most strikingly, Fox watchers who paid more attention to the channel were more likely to be misled.
    http://www.pipa.org/OnlineRep...

    Global Warming
    At least two studies have documented that Fox News viewers are more misinformed a...


































    Nope but I will list links to 7 real studies that found FOX viewers dumb as a box of rocks when it comes to knowing actual news...

    Iraq War
    1) In 2003, a survey by the Program on International Policy Attitudes (PIPA) at the University of Maryland found widespread public misperceptions about the Iraq war. For instance, many Americans believed the U.S. had evidence that Saddam Hussein’s Iraq had been collaborating in some way with al-Qaida, or was involved in the 9-11 attacks; many also believed that the much touted “weapons of mass destruction” had been found in the country after the U.S. invasion, when they hadn’t. But not everyone was equally misinformed: “The extent of Americans’ misperceptions vary significantly depending on their source of news,” PIPA reported. “Those who receive most of their news from Fox News are more likely than average to have misperceptions.” For instance, 80 percent of Fox viewers held at least one of three Iraq-related misperceptions, more than a variety of other types of news consumers, and especially NPR and PBS users. Most strikingly, Fox watchers who paid more attention to the channel were more likely to be misled.
    http://www.pipa.org/OnlineRep...

    Global Warming
    At least two studies have documented that Fox News viewers are more misinformed about this subject.
    2) In a late 2010 survey, Stanford University political scientist Jon Krosnick and visiting scholar Bo MacInnis found that “more exposure to Fox News was associated with more rejection of many mainstream scientists’ claims about global warming, with less trust in scientists, and with more belief that ameliorating global warming would hurt the U.S. economy.” Frequent Fox viewers were less likely to say the Earth’s temperature has been rising and less likely to attribute this temperature increase to human activities. In fact, there was a 25 percentage point gap between the most frequent Fox News watchers (60 percent) and those who watch no Fox News (85 percent) in whether they think global warming is “caused mostly by things people do or about equally by things people do and natural causes.”
    http://woods.stanford.edu/doc...
    3) In a much more comprehensive study released in late 2011 (too late for Stewart or for PolitiFact), American University communications scholar Lauren Feldman and her colleagues reported on their analysis of a 2008 national survey, which found that “Fox News viewing manifests a significant, negative association with global warming acceptance.” Viewers of the station were less likely to agree that “most scientists think global warming is happening” and less likely to think global warming is mostly caused by human activities, among other measures.
    http://climateshiftproject.or...

    Health Care
    4) In 2009, an NBC survey found “rampant misinformation” about the healthcare reform bill before Congress — derided on the right as “Obamacare.” It also found that Fox News viewers were much more likely to believe this misinformation than average members of the general public. “72 percent of self-identified Fox News viewers believe the healthcare plan will give coverage to illegal immigrants, 79 percent of them say it will lead to a government takeover, 69 percent think that it will use taxpayer dollars to pay for abortions, and 75 percent believe that it will allow the government to make decisions about when to stop providing care for the elderly,” the survey found.
    By contrast, among CNN and MSNBC viewers, only 41 percent believed the illegal immigrant falsehood, 39 percent believed in the threat of a “government takeover” of healthcare (40 percentage points less), 40 percent believed the falsehood about abortion, and 30 percent believed the falsehood about “death panels” (a 45 percent difference!).
    http://firstread.nbcnews.com/...
    5) In early 2011, the Kaiser Family Foundation released another survey on public misperceptions about healthcare reform. The poll asked 10 questions about the newly passed healthcare law and compared the “high scorers”—those that answered 7 or more correct—based on their media habits. The result was that “higher shares of those who report CNN (35 percent) or MSNBC (39 percent) as their primary news source [got] 7 or more right, compared to those that report mainly watching Fox News (25 percent).”
    http://www.kff.org/healthrefo...

    “Ground Zero Mosque”
    6) In late 2010, two scholars at the Ohio State University studied public misperceptions about the so-called “Ground Zero Mosque”—and in particular, the prevalence of a series of rumors depicting those seeking to build this Islamic community center and mosque as terrorist sympathizers, anti-American, and so on. All of these rumors had, of course, been dutifully debunked by fact-checking organizations. The result? “People who use Fox News believe more of the rumors we asked about and they believe them more strongly than those who do not.”
    http://www.comm.ohio-state.ed...

    The 2010 Election
    7) In late 2010, the Program on International Policy Attitudes (PIPA) once again singled out Fox in a survey about misinformation during the 2010 election. Out of 11 false claims studied in the survey, PIPA found that “almost daily” Fox News viewers were “significantly more likely than those who never watched it” to believe 9 of them, including the misperceptions that “most scientists do not agree that climate change is occurring” (they do), that “it is not clear that President Obama was born in the United States” (he was), that “most economists estimate the stimulus caused job losses” (it either saved or created several million), that “most economists have estimated the healthcare law will worsen the deficit” (they have not), and so on.
    It is important to note that in this study—by far the most critiqued of the bunch—the examples of misinformation studied were all closely related to prominent issues in the 2010 midterm election, and indeed, were selected precisely because they involved issues that voters said were of greatest importance to them, like healthcare and the economy. That was the main criterion for inclusion, explains PIPA senior research scholar Clay Ramsay. “People said, here’s how I would rank that as an influence on my vote,” says Ramsay, “so everything tested is at least a 5 on a zero-to-10 scale.”
    http://www.worldpublicopinion...

    Disinformation Passing as “News”
    None of which is to suggest that Fox isn’t also guilty of actively misinforming viewers. It certainly is.
    The litany of misleading Fox segments and snippets is quite extensive—especially on global warming, where it seems that every winter snowstorm is an excuse for more doubt-mongering. No less than Fox’s Washington managing editor Bill Sammon was found to have written, in a 2009 internal staff email exposed by MediaMatters, that the network’s journalists should:
    . . . refrain from asserting that the planet has warmed (or cooled) in any given period without IMMEDIATELY pointing out that such theories are based upon data that critics have called into question. It is not our place as journalists to assert such notions as facts, especially as this debate intensifies.
    And global warming is hardly the only issue where Fox actively misinforms its viewers. The polling data here, from the Project on International Policy Attitudes (PIPA) are very telling.
    PIPA’s study of misinformation in the 2010 election didn’t just show that Fox News viewers were more misinformed than viewers of other channels. It also showed that watching more Fox made believing in nine separate political misperceptions more likely. And that was a unique effect, unlike any observed with the other news channels that were studied. “With all of the other media outlets, the more exposed you were, the less likely you were to have misinformation,” explains PIPA’s director, political psychologist Steven Kull. “While with Fox, the more exposure you had, in most cases, the more misinformation you had. And that is really, in a way, the most powerful factor, because it strongly suggests they were actually getting the information from Fox.”
    Indeed, this effect was even present in non-Republicans–another indicator that Fox is probably its cause. As Kull explains, “even if you’re a liberal Democrat, you are affected by the station.” If you watched Fox, you were more likely to believe the nine falsehoods, regardless of your political party affiliation.
    In summary, then, the “science” of Fox News clearly shows that its viewers are more misinformed than the viewers of other stations, and are indeed this way for ideological reasons. But these are not necessarily the reasons that liberals may assume. Instead, the Fox “effect” probably occurs both because the station churns out falsehoods that conservatives readily accept—falsehoods that may even seem convincing to some liberals on occasion—but also because conservatives are overwhelmingly inclined to choose to watch Fox to begin with.
    At the same time, it’s important to note that they’re also disinclined to watch anything else. Fox keeps constantly in their minds the idea that the rest of the media are “biased” against them, and conservatives duly respond by saying other media aren’t worth watching—it’s just a pack of lies. According to Public Policy Polling’s annual TV News Trust Poll (the 2011 run), 72 percent of conservatives say they trust Fox News, but they also say they strongly distrust NBC, ABC, CBS and CNN. Liberals and moderates, in contrast, trust all of these outlets more than they distrust them (though they distrust Fox). This, too, suggests conservative selective exposure.
    And there is an even more telling study of “Fox-only” behavior among conservatives, from Stanford’s Shanto Iyengar and Kyu Hahn of Yonsei University, in Seoul, South Korea. They conducted a classic left-right selective exposure study, giving members of different ideological groups the chance to choose stories from a news stream that provided them with a headline and a news source logo—Fox, CNN, NPR, and the BBC—but nothing else. The experiment was manipulated so that the same headline and story was randomly attributed to different news sources. The result was that Democrats and liberals were definitely less inclined to choose Fox than other sources, but spread their interest across the other outlets when it came to news. But Republicans and conservatives overwhelmingly chose Fox for hard news and even for soft news, and ignored other sources. “The probability that a Republican would select a CNN or NPR report was around 10%,” wrote the authors.
    In other words Fox News is both deceiver and enabler simultaneously. First, its existence creates the opportunity for conservatives to exercise their biases, by selecting into the Fox information stream, and also by imbibing Fox-style arguments and claims that can then fuel biased reasoning about politics, science, and whatever else comes up.
    But at the same time, it’s also likely that conservatives, tending to be more closed-minded and more authoritarian, have a stronger emotional need for an outlet like Fox, where they can find affirmation and escape from the belief challenges constantly presented by the “liberal media.” Their psychological need for something affirmative is probably stronger than what’s encountered on the opposite side of the aisle—as is their revulsion towards allegedly liberal (but really centrist) media outlets.
    And thus we find, at the root of our political dysfunction, a classic nurture-nature mélange. The penchant for selective exposure is rooted in our psychology and our brains. Closed-mindedness and authoritarianism—running stronger in some of us than in others—likely are as well.
    But nevertheless, it took the emergence of a station like Fox News before these tendencies could be fully activated—polarizing America not only over politics, but over reality itself.
    (more)
  • Rogue_Loner 2012/12/20 15:42:39
  • beast Rogue_L... 2012/12/20 17:14:47
    beast
    +1
    Yeah and your ilk really does its own research on anything...LMAO@U. 7 different studies that all said about the same thing FOX Viewers are totally ignorant of the real facts when it comes to actual news (see my post above with links to each individual study/survey)
  • Rogue_L... beast 2012/12/20 17:32:34
  • AM 2012/12/20 15:17:05
  • beast AM 2012/12/20 17:16:17
    beast
    7 different sources of studies that all show the avergae FOX viewers has an IQ smasller than their shoe size when it comes to the facts of actual news...
  • Rogue_L... beast 2012/12/20 17:33:11
  • AM beast 2012/12/30 15:37:28
  • stevmackey 2012/12/20 03:13:37
    stevmackey
    +3
    Why do you think we lost the Election? It wasn't because of any truth.
  • JAR HEAD stevmackey 2012/12/20 04:16:52
    JAR HEAD
    what?
  • beast stevmackey 2012/12/20 17:17:41
    beast
    It was because you idiots drank too much of your own kool aid. The national polls were all wrong...LMAO. You lost...quit your bitching...
  • Rogue_L... beast 2012/12/20 17:33:28
  • BHGOzzy 2012/12/20 01:55:14
    BHGOzzy
    +1
    What study? Sorry, I don't tend to watch TV much. I'm a YouTube and Blip content producer and my time and desire to watch TV has gone down to pretty much nill.
  • RJ~PWCM... BHGOzzy 2012/12/20 14:39:36
    RJ~PWCM~JLA
    +2
    This wasn't on TV. There was not study to begin with. It was a hoax, which only took the form of a single *paid* press release published on PRWire.com. And the Liberal media took the bait hook, line and sinker!
  • BHGOzzy RJ~PWCM... 2012/12/20 15:45:46
    BHGOzzy
    Oh. Still haven't heard of it. Ah well.
  • beast RJ~PWCM... 2012/12/20 17:20:03
    beast
    LOL what about the 7 actual studies/surveys I posted above with links right to the surveys... Spit the kool aid out and step back away from your keyboard until you stop swllowing the swill FOX force feeds you...
  • Rogue_L... beast 2012/12/20 17:33:40 (edited)
  • rbeas 2012/12/20 01:38:23
    rbeas
    +1
    never saw it and never quoted it.
  • beast rbeas 2012/12/20 17:22:58
    beast
    Never saw it, never quoted it but did quote 7 different studies/surveys that came to the same conclusion... FOX viewers lack gray matter when it comes to what the real news is... Keep drinking the FOX kool aid, it should speed up your irrevelancy or at least we can only hope...
  • Rogue_L... beast 2012/12/20 17:34:12
  • rbeas beast 2012/12/21 10:09:51
    rbeas
    Dont know what you are talking about. I havent watched Fox News in 8 years
  • Spyro 2012/12/20 01:19:01
  • JAR HEAD 2012/12/20 01:14:47
  • ConLibFraud 2012/12/19 18:36:26
    ConLibFraud
    +2
    What is the point here?

    All MSM lie to We The People. That includes Fox and MSNBC.
  • beast ConLibF... 2012/12/20 17:25:49
    beast
    Sorry, there is no network, cable or othetwise in the US that outright lies for their paid benefactors than FOX news does. See my post above for 7 actual studies/surveys that show people who watch no news are better informed than FOX viewers...
  • Rogue_L... beast 2012/12/20 17:34:27
  • ConLibF... beast 2012/12/20 17:38:38
    ConLibFraud
    +1
    Oh really!!!!!

    Tell me which news group told the truth about 911, the fraud birth certificate, the fake bin laden kill, the school shooting, the OK city bombing, JFK ... the list goes on and on.

    I dare you to name just one.
  • Sissy 2012/12/19 13:27:14
    Sissy
    +5
    Well, weren't you a little "jaundiced" after the election night? Did you sit in wonder, "how the hell did they get it so wrong"? That was just one little example of a multitude of them that we on the Left have been seeing, observing and shaking our heads over for years.

  • Average Joe 2012/12/19 13:26:57
    Average Joe
    +3
    How many FOXHOUNDS begin menstruating through multiple orifices when realizing FOX admitted long ago its NOT news but nothing more than editorialized OPINION and entertainment?
    http://www.pensitoreview.com/...

    Careful, don't choke on that heaping plate of crow ... bwaaahaaahaaa!
  • AM Average... 2012/12/20 15:32:17
  • beast AM 2012/12/20 17:30:09 (edited)
    beast
    FOX news???? Whiskey Tango Foxtrot... when a cable network claims to be America's News network and even has FOX News as their title and in every on air graphic they show , how could anyone be so stupid as to believe they are promoting themselves as anything but a news network... DUH!!!
  • Rogue_L... beast 2012/12/20 17:34:43
  • Average... AM 2012/12/28 23:39:18
    Average Joe
    Yea, -I'm- confused since FOX doesn't claim to have either reporters or journalists, right? As far as your second post, I'm quite aware what FOX CLAIMS to provide except the link provided illustrates the station's admittance which is in direct contrast to ALL its other claims and what the FOX hounds claim and believe. Sorry your bias has affected your good sense ... the "clip" I provided very plainly delivers the statement (read: quote) from the station's VP indicating the programming is akin to OPINION. Learn the difference. News shows aren't based on ALL opinion, just FOX which disqualifies it from jump from being a "news" station at all. ALL "news" shows don't provide JUST opinion, that's reserved for FOX. Lastly, I'm a retired copywriter, editor, reporter AND journalist and as such, know the difference quite well. Worked for each of the big 3 at one time or another, most recently, CBS. Have 29 years in and glad to be getting out at a time when professional reporting on major news stations is at all-time low. I prefer the BBC these days, it has more of a "Just-the-facts, ma'am" approach and delivery. I can make up my own mind as to the nature of the incident and occurrences with nothing more than the facts. The ALL-opinion approach of FOX is reserved for those who either do...
    Yea, -I'm- confused since FOX doesn't claim to have either reporters or journalists, right? As far as your second post, I'm quite aware what FOX CLAIMS to provide except the link provided illustrates the station's admittance which is in direct contrast to ALL its other claims and what the FOX hounds claim and believe. Sorry your bias has affected your good sense ... the "clip" I provided very plainly delivers the statement (read: quote) from the station's VP indicating the programming is akin to OPINION. Learn the difference. News shows aren't based on ALL opinion, just FOX which disqualifies it from jump from being a "news" station at all. ALL "news" shows don't provide JUST opinion, that's reserved for FOX. Lastly, I'm a retired copywriter, editor, reporter AND journalist and as such, know the difference quite well. Worked for each of the big 3 at one time or another, most recently, CBS. Have 29 years in and glad to be getting out at a time when professional reporting on major news stations is at all-time low. I prefer the BBC these days, it has more of a "Just-the-facts, ma'am" approach and delivery. I can make up my own mind as to the nature of the incident and occurrences with nothing more than the facts. The ALL-opinion approach of FOX is reserved for those who either don't understand what they're watching and need spoon-fed and/or those who need subscribe to pack mentality status in order to secure their own ego and justify their positions, each revealing a social stigma of their own device and creation.
    (more)
  • AM Average... 2012/12/29 00:33:11
  • Average... AM 2012/12/29 02:16:57
    Average Joe
    No, not in -my- opinion but in the words of the FOX at VP. Read his quote again. We agree anyone relying on a sole entity for all information is not the wisest. I also agree most news is sensationalized to the 'nth degree. I do follow government. I also enjoy C-Span and NPR.
  • AM Average... 2012/12/29 07:22:38
  • Average... AM 2012/12/30 15:29:35
    Average Joe
    Denial isn't a river in Egypt and it's folly you can't comprehend and/or intepret what the VP is saying in regard to FOX representing editorial matter and opinion. Perhaps your dilemma is you're not aware of what such constitutes. In fact, many FOX viewers share such a trait.
  • scottcleaves 2012/12/19 07:55:01
    scottcleaves
    +5
    Fox "News" lost it's credibiity with us decades ago. Why should we buy into any of its b.s now? Fox sux.
  • Maynard scottcl... 2012/12/19 13:02:40 (edited)
    Maynard
    +3
    FOX NEWS, It launched on October 7, 1996, look at your CLAIM of DECADES?

    Numero Uno for a REASON.

    RUSH has 30,000,000 tune in every week to his Radio Show.

    That is more than all lamestream TV News combined.

    Rush has to do his job void of the visuals needed to BRAINWASH THE LEFT, you know, that thing known as TV.



    YOU JUST DID YOUR BEST TO BRAINWASH ANY WHO WOULD LISTEN, you lied in order to do so.

    WHY?

    WHO PAYS YOU?

    WHAT COUNTY ARE YOU FROM?



    Call me names now and you will then earn the name FASCIST.
  • Hawkeye Maynard 2012/12/19 13:22:46
    Hawkeye
    +3
    Most of the clowns who criticize FOX and Rush Limbaugh NEVER watch or listen to them.. They're just REPEATING what they're TOLD..

    I have a 45 year old Commodore Pet with 11 KB of Memory that does the EXACT same thing..

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