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    "Fox News viewers are less informed than people who don't watch any news, according to a new poll from Fairleigh Dickinson University.
    The poll surveyed New Jersey residents about the uprisings in Egypt and the Middle East, and where they get their news sources. The study, which controlled for demographic factors like education and partisanship, found that "people who watch Fox News are 18-points less likely to know that Egyptians overthrew their government" and "6-points less likely to know that Syrians have not yet overthrown their government" compared to those who watch no news.
    Overall, 53% of all respondents knew that Egyptians successfully overthrew Hosni Mubarak and 48% knew that Syrians have yet to overthrow their government.
    Dan Cassino, a political science professor at Fairleigh Dickinson, explained in a statement, "Because of the controls for partisanship, we know these results are not just driven by Republicans or other groups being more likely to watch Fox News. Rather, the 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."
    This isn't the first study that has found that Fox News viewers more misinformed in comparison to others. Last year, a study from the University of Maryland found that Fox News viewers were more likely to believe false information about politics".

    But isn't this just confirming the obvious

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    "Fox News viewers are less informed than people who don't watch any news, according to a new poll from Fairleigh Dickinson University.
    The poll surveyed New Jersey residents about the uprisings in Egypt and the Middle East, and where they get their news sources. The study, which controlled for demographic factors like education and partisanship, found that "people who watch Fox News are 18-points less likely to know that Egyptians overthrew their government" and "6-points less likely to know that Syrians have not yet overthrown their government" compared to those who watch no news.
    Overall, 53% of all respondents knew that Egyptians successfully overthrew Hosni Mubarak and 48% knew that Syrians have yet to overthrow their government.
    Dan Cassino, a political science professor at Fairleigh Dickinson, explained in a statement, "Because of the controls for partisanship, we know these results are not just driven by Republicans or other groups being more likely to watch Fox News. Rather, the 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."
    This isn't the first study that has found that Fox News viewers more misinformed in comparison to others. Last year, a study from the University of Maryland found that Fox News viewers were more likely to believe false information about politics".

    But isn't this just confirming the obvious
    , of course.

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    I find it interesting when Fox has the man on the street questions , just how dumb most people are

    I watch Fox and I knew the who ,what and where on the issues

    I sure would like to be able to ask his group a few questions

    Like how to make a dollar, the tax liabilty on that dollar, how to avoid paying tax on that dollar

    Maybe how to hold title on real estate, the pros ond cons of each

    how business is set up ie sole,partnership, or the evil corp and why we have each
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    If we are uniformed, its because of all news. Or maybe, soem things are just impossible to report on. Just an example:


    Isn't it amazing that, within only one week of Tiger Woods crashing his Escalade,

    the press found every woman with whom Tiger has had an affair during the last few years?

    And, they even uncovered photos, text messages, recorded phone calls, etc.!

    Furthermore, they not only know the cause of the family fight, but they even know it was a

    9 iron from his golf bag that his wife used to break out the windows in the Escalade.

    Not only that, they know which wedge!

    And, each & every day, they were able to continue to provide America with updates

    on Tiger's sex rehab stay, his wife's divorce settlement figures, as well as the dates &

    tournaments in which he will play.

    Now, Barack Hussein Obama has been in office for almost three years, yet this very same press:

    · Cannot find any of his childhood friends or neighbors;

    · Or find any of Obama's high school or college classmates;

    · Or locate any of his college papers or grades;

    · Or determine how he paid for both a Columbia & a Harvard education;

    · Or discover which country issued his visa to travel to Pakistan in the 1980's;

    · Or even find Michelle Obama's Princeton thesis on racism.

    They just can't seem to uncover any of this.

    Yet, the public still trusts that same press to give them the whole truth!

    Don’t you find that totally amazing ?


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    now there's a university to be proud to post on your resume. who? where? bye-bye

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    Ho hum.

    1) Conservatives are more patriotic than liberals: Conservatives tend to focus on the positive things about America, while liberals focus on the negative. If the first thoughts that came to your mind when you thought of America were “slavery,” “imperialism,” and “unfairly using too much of the world’s resources,” you probably wouldn’t like America very much either. Conservatives, on the other hand, look at the fact that we saved the world in WWI, WWII, and the Cold War, take pride in the fact that we have contributed so much to the planet, and believe America has had a tremendous positive impact on history. The conservative view produces love of country. The other view produces a deep seated dislike of our nation.

    2) It’s socially acceptable for liberals to lie about conservatives: Whether you’re talking about theNew York Times, The Washington Post, or the Daily Kos, it’s considered to be perfectly acceptable to lie about conservatives. That’s because, as Charles Krauthammer once said,

    To understand the workings of American politics, you have to understand this fundamental law: Conservatives think liberals are stupid. Liberals think conservatives are evil.

    If you think your opponents are evil, you tend to be okay with using tactics that you would describe as “evil” under other circumstances to fight them. If you’re up against people you compare to Nazis, it’s easy to tell yourself that lying to beat them isn’t so bad. If you’re in a dispute with people who you believe are just too stupid to understand what’s going on, you feel compelled to try to explain yourself a little better.

    3) Conservatives are results-oriented. Liberals are not: If you understand one thing about liberals, understand this: Liberalism is nothing more than “childlike emotionalism applied to adult issues.” That’s why they don’t care very much about whether the programs they advocate work or not. Proposing programs isn’t really about what will help the most people to liberals; it’s about making them feel good about themselves. On the other hand, conservatives are results-oriented, which is why they tend to be so down on the government, which is inevitably slower, more expensive, and less effective than the private sector at pretty much everything.

    4) Conservatives care about the Constitution. Liberals don’t: Conservatives believe that we need to try to interpret the Constitution in the way that the Founders intended it to be read and if we want to change it, then we need to pass a Constitutional Amendment. Liberals believe in a “living Constitution,” which is functionally no different than believing in no Constitution at all. If you believe in a “living Constitution,” you think it is okay to do whatever you want for political reasons and then come up with a legal justification afterwards, which you’ll then call “constitutional law.”

    5) Liberals are much more misogynistic than conservatives: If you’re a prominent conservative woman, you will be deluged with rape threats, death threats, attacks on your family, attacks on your looks, and offers to give you a good screwing as a public service. In other words, what you’ve seen with Sarah Palin is actually the same thing that happens to most prominent conservative women, but on a larger scale. That’s not to say that liberal women don’t get some of the same treatment, but it’s several orders of magnitude worse for women on the Right.
    That’s largely because liberals claim the “feminist” mantle and so, if they’re feminists, then obviously they can’t be “anti-woman” no matter what they actually say, right? Even worse, most of the actual feminist women on the Left tend to either participate in the abuse or, alternately, turn a blind eye to it as long as it’s aimed at conservative women.

    6) Conservatives are happier people than liberals: Despite all the claims you hear that conservatives are angry, cruel, and mean, conservatives are much happier people than liberals. This is something that has been consistently proven in studies and, let’s face it — anyone who knows a lot of liberals and conservatives will tell you that it’s not a surprise. Conservatives love the country they live in, they’re more likely to be Christian, and they take responsibility for their own lives instead of griping that the world is terribly unfair. If you want to be a happy person, you’re more likely to be a happy conservative than a happy liberal.

    7) Conservatives are better Christians than liberals: Certainly there are debates about social conservatism and Christianity on the conservative side of the fence, but Christian conservatism is considered to be a honorable and important part of the Republican base. People are going to hate to hear this, despite the fact it’s absolutely true, but Christianity and liberalism have become largely incompatible. That’s because there are so many liberals who are implacably hostile to Christianity that liberal Christians are left with one of two unpalatable choices. Either they can water their Christian beliefs down into thin gruel so as to be compatible with liberalism or liberal Christians can choose to be cringing dogs and keep their mouths shut while their beliefs are regularly insulted, demeaned, and attacked by their fellow liberals. Neither option should be acceptable to someone who has a strong Christian faith.


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    Liberals just chose to ignore relevant information about the world they live in, and then call themselves sophisticated for having chosen to be more stupid than God made them.

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    But I don't watch Fox news.

    How credible can the survey be if done by a liberal college. Why are they doing that survey anyway?

    How about the peeps that watch nothing but CNN, MSNBC, and the like? I bet they know when they'll get their EBT updated!
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    5) Liberals are much more misogynistic than conservatives: If you’re a prominent conservative woman, you will be deluged with rape threats, death threats, attacks on your family, attacks on your looks, and offers to give you a good screwing as a public service. In other words, what you’ve seen with Sarah Palin is actually the same thing that happens to most prominent conservative women, but on a larger scale. That’s not to say that liberal women don’t get some of the same treatment, but it’s several orders of magnitude worse for women on the Right.
    That’s largely because liberals claim the “feminist” mantle and so, if they’re feminists, then obviously they can’t be “anti-woman” no matter what they actually say, right? Even worse, most of the actual feminist women on the Left tend to either participate in the abuse or, alternately, turn a blind eye to it as long as it’s aimed at conservative women.
    This reminds me, they treat minorities the same way if they are conservatives.

    6) Conservatives are happier people than liberals: Despite all the claims you hear that conservatives are angry, cruel, and mean, conservatives are much happier people than liberals. This is something that has been consistently proven in studies and, let’s face it — anyone who knows a lot of liberals and conservatives will tell you that it’s not a surprise. Conservatives love the country they live in, they’re more likely to be Christian, and they take responsibility for their own lives instead of griping that the world is terribly unfair. If you want to be a happy person, you’re more likely to be a happy conservative than a happy liberal
    Brings me to another point, liberals inherently blame their down falls on some one or something else other than themselves, give up and wait/apply for assistance. Conservatives on the other hand, take responsibility for their actions, pick themselves up, dust themselves off, and get back at it!
    "An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life"

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