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  1. 22 Nov '11 04:20
    http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2011/11/poll-fox-news-viewers-less-informed-than-those-who-read-no-news.php?ref=fpb
  2. Standard member shavixmir
    Guppy poo
    22 Nov '11 06:30
    Originally posted by Kunsoo
    http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2011/11/poll-fox-news-viewers-less-informed-than-those-who-read-no-news.php?ref=fpb
    You really should post what you're talking about, other than just a link.

    'cause lots of us won't really bother. And it's rude.
  3. Subscriber kmax87
    You've got Kevin
    22 Nov '11 08:37
    Originally posted by shavixmir
    You really should post what you're talking about, other than just a link.

    'cause lots of us won't really bother. And it's rude.
    I thought the url summed it up nicely

    - poll-fox-news-viewers-less-informed-than-those-who-read-no-news
  4. 22 Nov '11 13:52 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by kmax87
    I thought the url summed it up nicely

    - poll-fox-news-viewers-less-informed-than-those-who-read-no-news
    But the thread title could be terrifyingly misleading - if you read it as "There is no news more informative than Fox news".
  5. 22 Nov '11 14:26
    “The (poll’s) results show us that there is something about watching Fox News that leads people to do worse on these questions than those who don’t watch any news at all,” said Dan Cassino, a political science professor at Fairleigh Dickinson and an analyst for the poll.


    Not true. It could be that dumber people are simply more inclined to watch Fox News - a hypothesis that does not seem unlikely to me.
  6. 22 Nov '11 14:49
    Originally posted by Kunsoo
    http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2011/11/poll-fox-news-viewers-less-informed-than-those-who-read-no-news.php?ref=fpb
    Oh, big surprise, a group of university types think Fox News is less informative, than what??

    They probably get their information from the propaganda group at MSNBC which I also watch, just to see what some of my airhead friends are going to try to pass off as facts.

    Clue - Information is not just what supports your preconceived notions. Information is information. It is knowledge. Question is, whether cable news in general is that informative. Given its repetitive nature, and the high level of opinion shows on most cable news stations, it may be that readers (both print, and internet) get more information. But to argue that people who don't read, get more than regular viewers of any news station, defies reason.
  7. 22 Nov '11 15:23
    talkingpointsmemo.com...hilarious!
  8. Standard member sh76
    Civis Americanus Sum
    22 Nov '11 15:29
    The whole premise doesn't make any sense. How could anybody "consume no news at all"? Even if all you listen to is music and sports, you're going to be interrupted by top of the hour news flashes and crawling text during the game. Did they go into the jungle and survey some tribe that lives in the wild with no electricity and they scored better than Fox news viewers?
  9. 23 Nov '11 08:56
    Originally posted by Teinosuke
    But the thread title could be terrifyingly misleading - if you read it as "There is no news more informative than Fox news".
    That occurred to me as well, though I would have put it more nicely.
  10. 23 Nov '11 08:57
    Originally posted by shavixmir
    You really should post what you're talking about, other than just a link.

    'cause lots of us won't really bother. And it's rude.
    Well, if you don't bother I assume the topic doesn't interest you anyway.
  11. Standard member uzless
    The So Fist
    23 Nov '11 18:35
    Originally posted by normbenign
    Oh, big surprise, a group of university types think Fox News is less informative, than what??
    Ohh, i like this game!!

    Fox News is less informative than........
  12. Standard member uzless
    The So Fist
    23 Nov '11 18:36
    Originally posted by uzless
    Ohh, i like this game!!

    Fox News is less informative than........
    a George Bush Jr speech
  13. Standard member uzless
    The So Fist
    23 Nov '11 18:37
    Originally posted by uzless
    a George Bush Jr speech
    a Glenn Beck rant!
  14. 23 Nov '11 22:30
    Originally posted by utherpendragon
    talkingpointsmemo.com...hilarious!
    Uther - TPM is a left wing blog, but they are reporting on a study. They didn't generate it.
  15. 24 Nov '11 01:17
    Originally posted by Kunsoo
    Uther - TPM is a left wing blog, but they are reporting on a study. They didn't generate it.
    You think that really matters to him? If it was a left wing blog then they must have fabricated it.