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Offline Neymar

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Re: FOX NEWS VIEWERS ARE THE MOST MISINFORMED: STUDY
« Reply #15 on: December 20, 2010, 03:47:49 PM »
You may be talking apples and oranges.

What I understand the report to say is that if I watch Fox and get most of my information from them I am more misinformed than if I got my information from mostly CNN.     :shrug:



CNN is just as biased and racist.

I remember when they were trying to tie Iraq to 9/11 before the iraqi invasion


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Re: FOX NEWS VIEWERS ARE THE MOST MISINFORMED: STUDY
« Reply #16 on: December 20, 2010, 04:00:22 PM »
You may be talking apples and oranges.

What I understand the report to say is that if I watch Fox and get most of my information from them I am more misinformed than if I got my information from mostly CNN.     :shrug:



CNN is just as biased and racist.

I remember when they were trying to tie Iraq to 9/11 before the iraqi invasion

Please tell me what your comment has to do with anything I said or the topic of this thread for that matter????  Do you see in my comment where I said Fox was more or less biased and racist or is that the gist of the article?   :no:
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Re: FOX NEWS VIEWERS ARE THE MOST MISINFORMED: STUDY
« Reply #17 on: December 22, 2010, 10:13:33 PM »
highlander,

You might want to look at the actual DATA in the study to see the difference.

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Study is on MOST misinformed
Here's the problem.....I've heard "experts" on one side say the bailout worked....I've heard " experts' on the other side say it hasn't. Who do I believe? The expert you agree with? If I don't then I must be misinformed according to the study. That's complete BS. I base my opinion on what I see on an everyday basis. GO VIKINGS!!!

I can agree with you that there are a couple of questions that are on shaky ground on that score, but eliminate those and you STILL get Fox viewers as the most mis-informed OR dis-informed.

And, as Que said, THAT ("MOST") is in issue at hand, isn't it?  The article already reported that darn near everybody was misinformed to one extent or the other.  That is why I suggested you actually look at the data.

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Re: FOX NEWS VIEWERS ARE THE MOST MISINFORMED: STUDY
« Reply #18 on: December 22, 2010, 10:44:58 PM »
This does not surprise me.

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Re: FOX NEWS VIEWERS ARE THE MOST MISINFORMED: STUDY
« Reply #19 on: December 24, 2010, 03:30:01 PM »
As I mentioned before, the study did not determine cause and effect.  Perhaps, FoxNews viewers were ALREADY dis-informed.

Here's an example of how that might happen:
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So how did the notion of a surge in government payrolls under Mr. Obama take hold?

It turns out that last spring there was, in fact, a bulge in government employment. And both politicians and researchers at humbug factories — I mean, conservative think tanks — quickly seized on this bulge as evidence of an exploding public sector. Over the summer, articles and speeches began to appear highlighting the rise in government employment and issuing dire warnings about what it portended for America’s future.

But anyone paying attention knew why public employment had risen — and it had nothing to do with Big Government. It was, instead, the fact that the federal government had to hire a lot of temporary workers to carry out the 2010 Census — workers who have almost all left the payroll now that the Census is done.

Is it really possible that the authors of those articles and speeches about soaring public employment didn’t know what was going on? Well, I guess we should never assume malice when ignorance remains a possibility.

There has not, however, been any visible effort to retract those erroneous claims. And this isn’t the only case of a claimed huge expansion in government that turns out to be nothing of the kind. Have you heard the one about how there’s been an explosion in the number of federal regulators? Mike Konczal of the Roosevelt Institute looked into the numbers behind that claim, and it turns out that almost all of those additional “regulators” work for the Department of Homeland Security, protecting us against terrorists.

Still, why does it matter what some politicians and think tanks say? The answer is that there’s a well-developed right-wing media infrastructure in place to catapult the propaganda, as former President George W. Bush put it, to rapidly disseminate bogus analysis to a wide audience where it becomes part of what “everyone knows.” (There’s nothing comparable on the left, which has fallen far behind in the humbug race.)

And it’s a very effective process. When discussing the alleged huge expansion of government under Mr. Obama, I’ve repeatedly found that people just won’t believe me when I try to point out that it never happened. They assume that I’m lying, or somehow cherry-picking the data. After all, they’ve heard over and over again about that surge in government spending and employment, and they don’t realize that everything they’ve heard was a special delivery from the Humbug Express.
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/24/opinion/24krugman.html?_r=1&emc=eta1

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Re: FOX NEWS VIEWERS ARE THE MOST MISINFORMED: STUDY
« Reply #20 on: December 26, 2010, 08:33:12 PM »
Doesn't take a genius to figure it out.  Stevie Wonder, Ray Charles, Helen Keller and The Alabama Blind Boys could all see that!




 

 

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