Friday, February 11, 2011

The More You Watch, The Less You Know

What channel do you think that describes? Hint: It's foreign-owned and Saudi-financed.

A recent study from the University of Maryland shows that people who watch Rupert Murdoch's "Fox News" channel on a daily basis were more misinformed than people who watched any other source of news. Any other source.

The report shows that, regardless of a person's political party, if they watched a significant amount of Fox Noise, they believed the following FALSE statements:

Most economists estimate the stimulus caused job losses (12 points more likely)

Most economists have estimated the health care law will worsen the deficit (31 points)

The economy is getting worse (26 points)

Most scientists do not agree that climate change is occurring (30 points)

The stimulus legislation did not include any tax cuts (14 points)

Their own income taxes have gone up (14 points)

The auto bailout only occurred under Obama (13 points)

When TARP came up for a vote most Republicans opposed it (12 points)

And that it is not clear that Obama was born in the United States (31 points)

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