I found this study and it is SO not a surprise. I don't know how many times I have almost pulled an Elvis and shot my TV as I sit there watching Bush
administration officials lie through their teeth over the war in Iraq. Man, I thought the Clinton administration had a patent on the art of lying...
Move over Bubba...
The Verdict IS IN: TV News Is Bad For Your Brain
A new study has revealed that people who rely on television to get their news are more likely to be misinformed.
The study polled over 3,000 people on their perceptions about international support for the Iraq War, ties of Saddam Husein to the events of 9/11, and
the Discovery of WMD's in Iraq. What they found, incredibly, though not suprising, was that the more people got their news from TV, the higher the
frequency of their misperceptions.
Out of all the news networks, of course, Fox News ranked highest among misinformed viewers. The lowest was PBS.
Another angle of the poll was to group by Bush supporters or Democratic candidate supporters. Naturally, the vast majority of the misinformed were
Bush supporters. This included Democrats that supported Bush.
From the Program on International Policy press release:
A new study based on a series of seven nationwide polls conducted from January through September of this year reveals that before and after the Iraq
war, a majority of Americans have had significant misperceptions and these are highly related to support for the war with Iraq.
The polling, conducted by the Program on International Policy (PIPA) at the University of Maryland and Knowledge Networks, also reveals that the
frequency of these misperceptions varies significantly according to individuals’ primary source of news.
Those who primarily watch Fox News are significantly more likely to have misperceptions, while those who primarily listen to NPR or watch PBS are
significantly less likely.
The rest: www.americanassembler.com...