Wednesday, November 23, 2011

New Study Shows Fox News Viewers Know Less About News Than Those Who Don't Watch News.

According to a new poll by Fairleigh Dickinson University, people who watch Fox News know less about what is really going on that people who claim they don't watch news at all.  Why am I not surprised?

The fact that Fox News slickly packages Republican propaganda and sells it as news is well known, but the fact that Fox covers less real news than other outlets may be the reason.  For example, Fox Viewers were asked about the Egyptian uprising that overthrew Hosni Mubarak, and were 18 points less likely to know the outcome.  On other international topics they consistently scored lower than people who don't watch TV news at all.

Those viewers most informed watched the Sunday morning talk shows where news is discussed at length and usually without the fluff that comes with most Fox shows.

Read the rest of the depressing results here.

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