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Study Confirms That Fox News Makes You Stupid

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posted on Dec, 16 2010 @ 09:26 AM
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www.alternet.org...




Yet another study has been released proving that watching Fox News is detrimental to your intelligence. World Public Opinion, a project managed by the Program on International Policy Attitudes at the University of Maryland, conducted a survey of American voters that shows that Fox News viewers are significantly more misinformed than consumers of news from other sources. What’s more, the study shows that greater exposure to Fox News increases misinformation.


I don't think Fox watchers are stupid; they just gravitate to a new source that reflects their ideology.
However sometimes their ideology gets in the way of their common sense.




So the more you watch, the less you know. Or to be precise, the more you think you know that is actually false. This study corroborates a previous PIPA study that focused on the Iraq war with similar results. And there was an NBC/Wall Street Journal poll that demonstrated the break with reality on the part of Fox viewers with regard to health care. The body of evidence that Fox News is nothing but a propaganda machine dedicated to lies is growing by the day.


I watch Fox all the time. Why? The lady "news" readers wear short dresses and have big lips. I just turn the fox sound off and tune in NPR on the radio. Problem solved.

Blatant plug....Listen to "Calling America" on NPR and hear whaaa reading a poem and playing the sax. No, not at the same time. Don't be silly!


edit on 16-12-2010 by whaaa because: (no reason given)




posted on Dec, 16 2010 @ 09:36 AM
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All one has to do, is go to the link in the OP, and see Keith Olberman's face all over the website, and the fact that NBC also published a similar study and result, and you will realize how biased this "study" was. Alternet is know as a left-wing "liberal, "progressive" website.
en.wikipedia.org...


AlterNet, a project of the non-profit Independent Media Institute, is a progressive/liberal[1] activist news service. Launched in 1998,



posted on Dec, 16 2010 @ 09:42 AM
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Fox News is a propaganda charade masked as news for the political ambitions and corporatist policies of it's billionaire owners. It doesn't report news, it slants it.



posted on Dec, 16 2010 @ 09:45 AM
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Yea well I have noticed that all the bunch of them are bunched together on the cable. CNN, MSNBC, FOX ect al just a click away from each other stacked up there.



posted on Dec, 16 2010 @ 10:05 AM
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You can never confirm a study that claims Fox News makes you stupid. There may be a correlation, and probably even a high correlation, but it doesn't suggest a causal relationship.

What is more likely is that people who choose to watch Fox News were already "dumbed down" beforehand.



posted on Dec, 16 2010 @ 12:19 PM
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Originally posted by prepared4truth

What is more likely is that people who choose to watch Fox News were already "dumbed down" beforehand.


Are you calling me retarded? I thought I explained my reason for watching Faux. Short Dresses and Big Lips, that ain't retarded!!!!!!!!

And you can get a lot of good information from the Viagra, Depends and goo to keep your teeth in [I forget what they call it] commercials. And Gold...you can by Gold from Glen Beck. Everybody needs some Gold. Without some Gold; when the SHTF you caint get them Viagra pills or Depends so as you don't stain your long jons.

You call that "dumbed down"???? I call it smrat!!!!
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posted on Dec, 16 2010 @ 04:57 PM
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All MSM outlets make people stupid, or at the very least perpetuate the ignorance inherently present in people who are inclined to watch them in the first place. Fox isn't special in this regard--they simply cater to their own particular herd of sheep.

You're not getting the truth from any of them, so it really doesn't make a difference which ones you watch or which ones you bash. They're going to deceive you and dumb you down one way or the other, so why watch any of them at all?

It's akin to the left-right political paradigm--they present you with the illusion of choice so you can bicker about which is best, and while you're distracted they prop each other up with the mutual intent of maintaining control. Republican v. Democrat. Fox News v. MSNBC. They all operate on the same BS principle.



posted on Dec, 16 2010 @ 07:01 PM
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Originally posted by prepared4truth
You can never confirm a study that claims Fox News makes you stupid. There may be a correlation, and probably even a high correlation, but it doesn't suggest a causal relationship.

What is more likely is that people who choose to watch Fox News were already "dumbed down" beforehand.


Well you got to have something dumb down. The other side of this seems to be screwed at birth. I mean really. You could put a real clown on MSNBC doing comentary and viewers would think they were part of something profound.



posted on Dec, 16 2010 @ 07:06 PM
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I think smart people should be watching fox news too, even if they do not agree with everything said.
When researching it is the job of a good researcher to use all sources of information available and pick through that information to discern fact from fiction.
This study is flawed as pointed out by others, i could believe something like 'people who only watch fox news score less in general knowledge than the average person' but it doesnt quite get the anti fox message across...



posted on Dec, 17 2010 @ 02:06 PM
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I don't bother with the MSM anymore. Haven't for a long time now. I'll watch the local news to see what's going on in my immediate surroundings, and go on sites like this this to see what's REALLY going on in the world.



posted on Dec, 29 2010 @ 11:52 AM
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I believe you mean CNN. Nothing wrong with Fox News been watching it for years now and I'm still sane. Well sometimes I see the little digital gremlins over my shoulder , but I'm still sane and coherent unlike most CNN viewers.



posted on Dec, 29 2010 @ 11:58 AM
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The study has been debunked

Youtube vid, sorry still new,
here's the link
www.youtube.com...



posted on Dec, 29 2010 @ 12:05 PM
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But they're so darned entertaining! Breaking news all the time, as I wipe the drool off the side of my mouth, I look forward to that alarm that could only mean one thing!!!! MORE breaking news!
Sooooo exiting!!
I just couldn't be happier!
I love the agenda there!



posted on Dec, 29 2010 @ 12:18 PM
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I don't mean to come off judgmental but I've found people who do watch FOX aren't terribly sophisticated or savvy. They're more simple-minded folk.

In part I think it's FOX's colorful display, dramatic sound effects and scrolling banners that gives the impression you're at a carnival or circus. (with so much to see that you're really not paying too much attention to any one thing)
It's almost mesmerizing if not, hypnotic and FOX fans are very loyal in their comatose way!

This has been my experience of FOX viewers anyway and it's not a pretty sight!



posted on Dec, 29 2010 @ 12:19 PM
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Well their also pretty much all over the place lately. Smoke screen? Wait a minute, thier taking us live now to a helmut cam for some breaking news.



posted on Dec, 29 2010 @ 03:24 PM
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Originally posted by Blackmarketeer
Fox News is a propaganda charade masked as news for the political ambitions and corporatist policies of it's billionaire owners. It doesn't report news, it slants it.


Yeah bu, bu, but what about their slogan: Fair and Balan.................

Ah, nevermind!

(by the way, nicely said!)



posted on Jan, 4 2011 @ 02:55 PM
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WOW this thread practically weeps elitist stank!

"I dont mean to be judgemental" Well you were!

You guys just like to sound so cool and vent your angst at Fox. Its trite and points to someone who cant tell the difference between news reporting and commentary. Once you have taken your noses out of the air and actually looked you will see that the coverage on Fox is balanced. All news shows are guilty of ratings hype so yes there is sensationalism but its no different than any other outlet.
Dont watch the opinion shows actually watch the news or better yet read their website and then track down the original stories and you will see. The campaign against Fox is all due to the fact that the American people are fleeing the big networks in mass and tuning into Fox shows. The whole idea that this hoax of a study could dupe people into showing their true elitist colors is frankly hilarious. Can you not step back with an objective eye and read this thread? Do you see how silly people sound?

"See all these people are stupid and we are so much smarter than them"
US vs THEM
Create that elitist mentality
"See all of these people are not as informed as we are. They believe things that are not true....at least not the truth that our media talking heads tell us"
More US vs THEM

Folks watch any news you want I dont really care but stop this nonsense faux outrage against Fox news. Get your news from as many sources as possible and compile them. As I said I watch Fox and I like it but I dont mindlessly follow anything. Dont get yourself all pumped up and inflated because you think someone elses talking head is worse than your talking head.



posted on Jan, 13 2011 @ 01:25 AM
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What's wrong with the FOX? No matter what the news about on FOX or CNN,the judge is you. You can say they both are #, if you can tell the different right and wrong.You can think real madrid news is not true,the bad movie who are say it's good. I want have a
healthy life, but the Fox sell unhealthy foods.



posted on Jan, 22 2011 @ 11:43 PM
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Originally posted by Blackmarketeer
Fox News is a propaganda charade masked as news for the political ambitions and corporatist policies of it's billionaire owners. It doesn't report news, it slants it.


But yet the news it reports is still way more accurate than the Communist News Network and the Mangina Socialist Neutered Broadcasting Company. That is really telling you how far out of whack the leftist main stream news is.



posted on Jan, 22 2011 @ 11:56 PM
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Study Confirms That Fox News Makes You Stupid


Pard, the same is true for most everything that comes from TV... without regard to race, gender, religion, creed or... lord help me, even politics. Stupid is in every corner, of both left and right, blue and red.

Unfortunately, those who carry a singular political flame see in only one end of the spectrum so... the rest is lost to them.

Cheers




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