Posts tagged Faux News
Posts tagged Faux News
This is an interesting read because the information from many surveys of Fox News viewers is collated into one article. It’s honestly stunning yet entirely understandable that viewers of The Daily Show in the latest study were actually more informed than Fox News viewers - and correctly informed.
Straight from Fairleigh Dickinson University’s study [Emphasis mine]:
NPR does the best job of informing respondents about the debt crisis: Listening to NPR is associated with a 26-point increase in the likelihood of correctly naming Germany as the bailer, and a 12-point decrease in thinking that the US is behind the Euro-bailout. Sunday morning talk shows, talk radio and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart have similar positive impacts. On the other hand, people who report watching Fox News are five-points more likely than those who watch no news at all, to incorrectly say it’s the US that is bailing out European countries.
Puts a new spin on the old cliche “No news is good news,” doesn’t it?
As my friend Jeremy often says, “Shock. Gasp. Clutch the pearls.” At least when Ed Schultz of MSNBC got caught doing this, he corrected it and apologized.
Fox & Friends anchor Clayton Morris, essentially saying that scientific facts and theories don’t matter - it’s what the VOTERS think that’s actually the truth.
And wait… Fox News has a brain room? WTF is that?!
Um, no. Just no.
I’d like to refer back to this post.
And yes, birth control is a health issue. Some people take the pill for medical conditions. Some people who can get pregnant shouldn’t for medical reasons. And some people just don’t want to get pregnant. Birth control itself does not encourage sex.
What medical purpose does Viagra serve again? Hmmm?
Actual headlines versus Fox News headlines. That’s the Fox News headline above. Here’s the real one:
Here’s another Fox News headline:
The real headline:
Accuracy FAIL. Any of you shocked?
Sarah Palin, condemning birthers… lol, j/k, she egged them on and pandered with a wink.
As Robert Schlesinger put it, “It’s a dizzying form of self-legitimization for birtherism: OK, he was born in Hawaii, but we’ve yelled fire enough that there must be smoke.”
Fox News has decided that the Gallup Poll we reported on yesterday, which shows that 61% of Americans oppose reducing collective bargaining rights of government workers, didn’t suit their needs, so they switched the numbers. (via Fox News Switches Gallup Collective Bargaining Rights Poll Numbers | The New Civil Rights Movement)
You can’t just change stats like that…
I’m seriously blown away.
I…that’s blatant lying
Yes. They lie every day though so I’m not surprised.
Of course they may issue a retraction like 3 days later. On the website. In small print. On an obscure page.
*sigh* I wish this was shocking…