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New Study Shows FOX News Viewers Are Misinformed!

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Hey, don't kill the messenger! Send all hate letters to the University of Maryland, where the study was conducted.

A group of researchers in the Program on International Policy Attitudes at the university concluded in their findings that people who admit to watching FOX News for their daily dose of information are sadly and strongly misinformed. What’s more, the study shows that greater exposure to FOX News increases misinformation.

Don't believe us? Let's check with the numbers from the survey. This is a list of what FOX News viewers believe to be true:

* 91 percent believe the stimulus legislation lost jobs
* 72 percent believe the health reform law will increase the deficit
* 72 percent believe the economy is getting worse
* 60 percent believe climate change is not occurring
* 49 percent believe income taxes have gone up
* 63 percent believe the stimulus legislation did not include any tax cuts
* 56 percent believe Obama initiated the GM/Chrysler bailout
* 38 percent believe that most Republicans opposed TARP
* 63 percent believe Obama was not born in the U.S. (or that it is unclear)

WOW.

We'll let the numbers speak for themselves in this case, but we should be fair in saying that the statistics for CNN weren't that great either, though they were better than FOX. Of all the outlets, MSNBC rated the highest for accuracy in information.

So, where do U get UR news from? (May want to rethink it now!)

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162 comments to “New Study Shows FOX News Viewers Are Misinformed!”

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  1. 1

    Yeah, but we don't know who participated in the study or even how many people there were. Obviously, there are going to be misinformed Americans but it doesn't make sense to judge a large amount of people on a small study. So, I'd take this study with a grain of salt.



  2. 2

    Did anyone ever doubt that Fox News viewers are misinformed?



  3. 3

    HAHA!!! Well its about time!!! I feel bad for ppl who listen to FoxNews, They are actually turning americans against each other with all their misguided and Crazy misinformed information



  4. 4

    this is when im so happy to be canadian… three cheers for free public media.



  5. 5

    It's sad when news organizations skew information for personal agendas. Yet it is tragic when people believe this doesn't happen. Its time to read between the lines and free our minds.



  6. 6

    The researchers at the Program on International Policy Attitudes are a group of left wing liberals………….so we should believe them why….the liberals can't stand that America actually has a channel that shows both sides….just look at the list of commentators, etc….both sides are well represented…..Perez do your fact checking a little better……….thank God for Fox News!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



  7. 7

    Why does there need to be a study to prove this? Isn't it obvious? These are the same people who think Glen Beck is actually a Christian….uh….no.



  8. 8

    Sadly, the people that watch Fox will never believe it!

    It really obstructs democracy to have a mis-informed electorate!



  9. 9

    Fox News is not news - it's propaganda. And the people who watch it are completely ignorant if they think it's "fair and balanced." Of course, the people who watch it believe everything they say - including that jet packs were going to be bought by the city of Los Angeles for $1 billion for the firemen and police. They stole a story from the Onion and reported it as fact! That's the level of "journalism" over there. Let's not even get started on Glenn Beck's fake tears. Google that if you haven't heard about him and the Vick's.



  10. 10

    Perez as usual you quote the dumbest things.. this study finds that msnbc viewers are the most informed because it skews the questions to the left.. .and is actually itself misinformed. While the stimulus itself did not lose jobs, it put a big whole i nthe deficit which caused market instability and decreased hiring. The non partisan CBO released it's latest findings which say with the doc fix program, Obamacare will raise the deficit over the next ten years. In come taxes have not gone up, but overall taxes have gone up on every person through second hand tax raises (raises on companies and businesses which effect people). Bush initiated the first bailout of GM, but Obama did the big one with respect to restructuring. While most REPUBLICANS in congress didn't oppose TARP, alot more Repub's than dems did (and most republican people did). Finally, climate change is occurring, but not in the way most on the left claim. A new report by 1000 scientists just released sais that global warming is not occurring. So yes if you use skewed facts than they are uninformed.. idiot.



  11. 11

    If a study came out that said MSNBC viewers were the most misinformed, those viewers would go objectively look at the facts and absorb information from a number of outlets. Fox viewers just yell louder that it's not true. They don't even really care as long as their racism and homophobia are aided and abetted and they can shake their fists at the damn libruls and George Soros. They honestly think everything on the left is funded by one man. Including this study. The depth of stupidity is sad but when you only expose yourself to one source of information, expect to be lied to.



  12. 12

    What's sad is all these people thinking that this article is the gospel. Let's break it down:
    To start off, surveys are MEANT to be taken with a grain of salt since they don't interview EVERY single person who fits the survey's particular demographic. For instance, I'm a Fox News viewer, but they never asked me to take the survey, and I believe less than half the things on those list. I know surveys are to get a general consensus of opinions or what have you, but they are rarely completely accurate.
    Secondly, what's to say that what these Fox viewers believe is wrong? When has the government ever been honest about what's going on behind closed doors? Never in your lifetime. So who cares what people think about what's really going on in the White House? For all you know, some of the things Fox viewers believe could be right.

  13. Waboo says – reply to this


    13

    Bill O'Reilly, Sean Hannity, Sarah Palin, Glenn Beck, Megyn Kelly… they're all mentally dysfunctional idiots who probably believe their own lies to be true. This doesn't come as a surprise.



  14. 14

    that is not l´rocket science to find that one out. OF COURSE those viewers are misinformed. I give you one name of the person whose favorite channel it is. ELIZABETH HASSELSUCK



  15. 15

    And 100% know you're a raging fruit cup without a friggin clue. Go back to Mexico and get caught in a drug shootout.



  16. 16

    you dont have to watch fox to know that most of that is true. let maryland prove those things wrong. obamacare inreasing deficit is a fact, and weve lost millions of jobs….fact.

    only thing it proves is what we already know….maryland is a leftist university and so is the study. most of those are facts.

    there is no global warming and that a fact too. climategate exposed that if you didnt already know. coldest december in england since records were kept.

    but we know perez is a committed leftist too..screw the facts..its a climate emergnecy dont ya know

  17. sim says – reply to this


    17

    I don't mean to offend anyone but the only correlation here is that they are American.



  18. 18

    Perez stop being a the liberals bitch when spreading misinformation about the real world. This leftist group is funded by far far far leftist foundations such Tides Foundation and the Ford Foundation. Tides and Ford are George Soros fronts for laundering his money as an attempt to sway and influence mindless people who are just to dumb to read about world and national events on their own. BTW how much did Soros people pay you to run with their story?



  19. 19

    LOL Becca statisticians purposely make sure there are enough people to consider the study "statistically significant".

    You need to go back to high school.



  20. 20

    well duh. Fox News isn't real news, it's hysterical fear mongering. I'm so sick of Murdoch broadcasting and press.



  21. 21

    Perez, please stay away from politics and stick to what you know best i.e. useless but entertaining pop culture news. Articles like this will not help make you seem more legit in the liberal media. In fact, it's laughable to think you sprinkle articles like this between "Meltdown at the Troubadour" and "McCarthy wants New Years Eve Kiss." I mean, really?



  22. 22

    CNN is where it's at. MSNBC too…



  23. 23

    Re: penny1206 – LOL! I knew you people would blame it on Soros. See above. The Tides Foundation had nothing to do with this study. Turn off Fox. Your brain is rotting.



  24. 24

    Re: bobo99 – Did you know that having cold winters like that is a sign of climate instability? There is a lot of global warming going on even if England is dealing with one of the coldest winters on record. England is not the only place in the world.



  25. 25

    Are you fucking kidding me???? Fox News is the only news organization that presents the actual news, information and both sides of the arguments with both progressives and conservative viewpoints. MSNBC is a total bullshit network of overly emotional and misinformed zealot Democrat liberal progressives. All of the opinions listed ARE absolutely correct. If Obama was born in this country he would have produced an original document willingly in the beginning — along with his college transcripts, all of which have been redacted from any documentation. I call bullshit on this survey!



  26. 26

    Gosh some of you people are so ridiculous. I am sure that some of the information on this study is incorrect, but a lot of it could be correct as well. Stop getting into such a damn tiff about all of it already. And for those that continue to say there is no global warming or climate control perhaps you should go and watch some more documentaries and what not. the polar caps are indeed shrinking, and if you pay attention to all the weather changes throughout the world and not just in your backyard you will see a LOT of discrepancies from previous years.



  27. 27

    I get my information from carefully vetted blogs and websites where I know the background and leaning of the writers. The problem is most people don't have that kind of time and interest, and the mainstream media should be doing a better job of giving them actual facts. There is no "left skewing' of this poll because the questions all deal with provable facts (What is in a bill is a matter of record; you can look it up). Fox News simply "reports" untruths. That is what it does. Unfortunately, many other news outlets, like CNN and MSNBC, report opinion and don't point out when someone spouting opinion is simply lying. So people are left with the impression that things like whether taxes have gone up (no, Obama gave most Americans the largest tax cut they ever had back in April 2009) or that Obama wasn't born in the US (it's been scrupulously documented) are just a matter of opinion.



  28. 28

    Perez Hilton readers are misinformed.



  29. 29

    I could have told them that why did they need a study? everyone knows fox news is just makes up shit. Come on bill o riely is on there pay role even after the whole sexual harassment thing.



  30. 30

    The fact that a university conducted the study means it's skewed to favor the left. The problem is, there's really nowhere we can find objective news.



  31. 31

    Perez, if you are really trying to turn a new leaf stop picking on Republicans and conservatives. I respect your political beliefs so please stop attacking mine. I come on this site to see who Lindsay Lohan is dating, not to hear why I am a terrible person because I watch Fox News. Much love and stick to the gossip bb!



  32. 32

    Let's just look at the 1st point about the stimulus costing jobs.

    I own a small business with 60 employees. After the stimulus was passed, our healthcare benefit renewal came up, and there was a 29% increase in premiums, because insurance companies are padding their coffers in order to be able to pay for the stimulus. Our benefit package also got worse, with larger out of pocket amounts for employees. (Got less, for more money)

    A 29% increase was equal to 2 salaries. Small businesses are running tight ships these days, and ones that have survived during this recession do not spend money they don't have, therefore our staff had to be trimmed from 60 to 58. Obviously, this does not make headline news, but this amounts to a 3.3% reduction in available jobs. This is very problematic during a recession, where history shows that small businesses are the ones that normally pull us out of difficult economic times.

    So for those of you who think that the stimulus did not cause jobs to be lost, you are dead wrong. Talk to any small business owner or perhaps you should tune into Fox for better information.



  33. 33

    Re: Araceli Chapa – LOL!! Oh no, England's having a record breaking cold snap so therefore it's GOTTA be global warming. And people say Fox News viewers are biased, as if CNN viewers are not.



  34. 34

    While surveys should be taken with a grain of salt, we should also look at the facts. It's not difficult to see that FOX= Republican and MSNBC=Democrat, and their viewers seem to always be at war. My best bet is to watch as many different sources as I can, do my research, and make my own conclusions. The thing that I find most unbelievable is how many people actually think Barack Obama is not a real U.S. citizen. People: BARACK OBAMA WAS BORN IN HAWAII (besides, his mom was born in Kansas, so that still makes him a citizen).



  35. 35

    Re: tennisgirl123 – I'm sorry to hear about your business, however, I appreciated reading your comment. Arguing back and forth about opinions gets people nowhere, but when someone throws in a real life example it helps. :)



  36. 36

    This is "news"?



  37. 37

    Perez, go fuck yourself! You're a typical fucking liberal and you guys LOVE bashing Fox News cuz your pathetic high-priestess Keith Olbermann and high-priest Rachel Maddow tell you Fox News is evil. I shit you not, the very rare times I watch MSNBC the fucking anchors and guests are bashing Fox. Do they even report on actual news over at pu$$y liberal MSNBC? No, they're too busy accusing Fox News of being racists even though Fox has more black and Latino on-air employees than they do. Fucking pathetic, Perez.



  38. 38

    Even though this is just a small survey, it does make me sad that people don't look to other media outlet stories of the same thing to figure out the facts themselves. There's three sides to one story. Party A, Party B and the Truth.
    I'm more left leaning but I do read and watch right wing news because it either riles me up to yell at the screen/newspaper, or I ponder and think "I never thought of it in that perspective."



  39. 39

    What a laughable "study"! How about all those things that they say are "misinformed" are actually TRUE?! We all know the university system is run by left wing nuts so it's really no surprise here on their HATE and obvious bias for anything except left-wing propaganda (i.e. MSNBC).

  40. chlyn says – reply to this


    40

    Fox can go right ahead and keep feeding its dinosaur viewership all the alarmist lies it wants. It will just bring on their irrelevancy and demise that much faster.



  41. 41

    Obamacare WILL increase the deficit. Especially if you factor in the increased costs it shuffles over to the states.



  42. 42

    Re: Araceli Chapa – Hey, psycho, there's no such thing as global warming or "climate instability" as you call it. The planet has been having its ups and downs since the beginning. It's kinda funny that you think you/humans are so self-important that we are killing the earth with our 200 years of heavy industry. Don't listen to Al Gore about global warming, too. That prick has money in these green industries. It's all about money for him.



  43. 43

    Duh! Everyone knows that fox news is bullshit and they misinform their viewers into thinking republicans are better and more innocent. Which is also BS.



  44. 44

    Listen, I realize that it may be a bit much to ask Perez to refrain from discussing high-level economics on an entertainment gossip site, but please do so. One (and only one) hole in the survey results as displayed by Mario or his sister is that the health care program "dollars" - as presented by the Obama administration - are ALREADY out of whack because they counted on the additional revenue from the expiration of the Bush tax cuts. Further, projecting economics past five years is quite like projecting weather past five days. Given a whole set of assumptions, the economics/weather COULD turn out as expected but rarely does. Obamacare is a terrible thing for the USA.



  45. 45

    Re: bobo99 – The thing is, people who believe global warming is not an issue simply do not understand basic science. It is 100% a fact among 100% of real scientists in not only this country, but every developed nation on the planet. Its happening, the question is whether you want to believe it is the fault of humans or not. But its because of ignorant and uninformed people like you who dont give a shit about our planet that we have this problem.



  46. 46

    Re: bobo99 – yes it has been the coldest december on record here in the uk HOWEVER the whole year has been the warmest on record. climate change isnt as simple as it getting hotter a certain amount in a particular time period. there are a lot of side effects, and then the side effects themselves have side effects. but carry on living in your little bubble if you really want…



  47. 47

    Re: proudtoberepublican – Wow i guess fox news brainwashed you too! Do you really think fox shows both sides of the news lol that is funny!



  48. 48

    Re: danconia – This is an assumption you're making about this study that could be completely false. Obviously, it isn't just about how many people were questioned but who exactly was questioned as well. You can't say for a fact that an adequate amount of people were surveyed, or that the questions themselves were not bias or weighted in a specfic way. That's Stats 101 buddy, so maybe you shouldn't be so ignorant and believe every single "study" that pops up on the internet.



  49. 49

    Re: Irvinegirl – Wow fox news must have really brain washed you. Try watching another news channel for once and then you will see how screwed up fox is. They hire nothing but psychotic, delusional republicans like glenn beck, sarah palin, bill o rielly, laura ingraham, and the list goes on…. I feel really bad for you



  50. 50

    Re: Eldridge Cleaver – You know liberals are way sensitive right. Republicans have one channel that is to the right while the left has everyshow from msnbc to the view to letterman. We have one channel and they still bitch and moan…. Sad



  51. 51

    Re: lalalala – Wow, so any institution of higher learning must be spreading false information? It's honestly disturbing that people believe crap like that. And if a lot of college professors are liberal, maybe that should tell you that a lot of education and time researching leads to one having liberal viewpoints. To me, that is an advocate for liberal views, not a reason to ignore educational institutions as places of value. How sad.



  52. 52

    Re: Eldridge Cleaver – It's common knowledge that Eldridge Cleaver is batshit crazy. His comment is no surprise.



  53. 53

    Lolz at some of the comments. The study wasn't just for FOX news viewers, it clearly says it encompassed other news organizations as well. This is why I watch the BBC and PBS, all the others are too based on entertainment. As for global warming…they really need to stop calling it that, it's climate change and the climate is certainly changing. A few examples from my own backyard: Lake Superior is at record low water levels, and record high temps this summer. It didn't snow until the first of december! it was absolutely bizarre, I remember trick or treating as a kid in blizzards more than once! If that isn't a sign of climate change I don't know what would convince you people.



  54. 54

    This is the most ridiculous thing I've ever seen. In the first place, how can you call someone misinformed because they believe something will or will not happen in the future? Secondly, this is a list of highly partisan issues and people were counted as "misinformed" unless they "believed" in the most liberal response. The University of Maryland should be ashamed.



  55. 55

    If the Health Care legislation is so good, why are 100's of companies getting a waiver, including the unions? My costs have gone up 20%!!! Great legislation. And I only make $43,000 a year. Great job Obama. Thank goodness for Fox!!



  56. 56

    This is a biased study. Unemployment has gone up since the stimulus was enacted. It's impossible to prove/disprove it was the cause. Secondly, we have yet to see whether Obamacare will increase the deficit. The administration's/CBO projections are meaningless.



  57. 57

    The people who watch FOX have been misinformed all their life and want to stay misinformed, therefore the ratings. Every survey shows that republicans are the most uneducated and misinformed people in the US, otherwise they would be democrats. Democracy, that's what's it's called.



  58. 58

    There's a fascinating, and rather devastating, new University of Maryland study out there, detailing how misinformed voters were in the last election. Some issues of fact were pretty straightforward: the 2009 stimulus, for example, was about one-third tax cuts; Obama was born in the US; the recovery had been underway for a while, if anemically; the auto bailout and TARP began under Bush. And yet large numbers of voters believed the opposite and acted on that false knowledge.

    The primary fault is with the appalling failure of the Democrats and Obama to comunicate the truth about what they'd done. But what's interesting in the study is how it shows that Fox News, more than any other source, distorted the truth and created a false reality, for all its viewers, Democrats and Republicans



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  60. 60

    this is no more surprising than the crazy conservatives comments denying it. if a progressive showed a conservative a black sheet of paper they would swear it was white. facts mean nothing to them. they are so angry that America is no longer an all white Norman Rockwell painting that they will do or say anything regardless of the truth.



  61. 61

    Re: uofmfan – lol at the fox viewer.



  62. 62

    Re: corriedude – lol at the person who doesn't understand statistics and statistical analysis.



  63. 63

    Re: bobo99 – lol at another fox news viewer. How have you not yet inadvertently killed yourself?



  64. 64

    Re: tennisgirl123 – Stop offering insurance. No law says you have to. If every employer stopped offering insurance and we were all buying insurance in a true free market system, you'd see prices drop like a bad habit. The fact it that now, if you are employed, you only have the choice of the insurance offered by your employer. It's amusing that you blame the stimulus for the insurance increase? that right there tells me you don't know WTF you're talking about and if your company is having problems it's because it's poorly run by an imbecile.



  65. 65

    MSNBC…the home of Chris Matthews, who when he talks about Obama sounds like a little girl gushing about Justin Bieber. I think that tingle he felt going up his leg actually went all the way to his loins.



  66. 66

    Re: chuckkurt – wow. you are simply stupid by saying that… He's not even from Mexico..



  67. 67

    i dont like fox but if any of you people can prove them wrong put it up here if not stfu



  68. 68

    I find it funny how people still believe Obama was not born in the US…
    >.>
    really?

  69. PHARO says – reply to this


    69

    DUH!!!! FOX NEWS VIEWERS ARE ALL BRAIN DEAD ALIEN ROBOTS.

  70. ONIT says – reply to this


    70

    Looks like study about the entire US.



  71. 71

    It's interesting that the areas that they are most misinformed in are the areas where the GOP has the strongest interests.

    Pure coincidence, I'm sure.



  72. 72

    Fox News is NOT balanced respected news - it is a show!
    It sucks that there are that many ill informed American idiots!



  73. 73

    Re: AttFinch – Hey, Stalker, you don't know if I'm a man or a woman. Tell me, Stalker, have you come to grips with the fact that Barry Obama is a one-term president?



  74. 74

    Re: nicky45 – LOL I know. Liberals love to bitch and moan. For a while, they had the presidency and both houses of Congress yet they bitched that Republicans were getting in the way of them passing bills. I suspect that our Founding Fathers would've taken huge dumps on these fucking liberals. They hate America just like that ugly whore Michelle Obama hates America.
    PS. I've seen your comments and you are a great American :)



  75. 75

    No surprising really.



  76. 76

    Re: Eldridge Cleaver – No we are not… we according to liberals are braindead redneck racists, who just happen to work hard be succesful and don't ask for charity. Go figure



  77. 77

    i've done research at a university before and it is completely biased. plus how do these researchers really know those 'facts' anyways? from the government? as for the people believing that the economy is getting worse, it probably is for those people, they dont need a news station to tell them that majority of the people they know are still losing jobs or having a hard time finding them… everyone lives a different reality



  78. 78

    Re: Eldridge Cleaver – you're absolutely right, i don't know if your a man or a woman. what i do know is your a complete moron who wouldn't know the facts if they slapped you in the face, a racist, a bully, and a sorry excuse for an American
    *
    by the way, i don't know why you keep bringing up Obama to me. i already told you i didn't vote for him. of course it wouldn't surprise me if he did turn out to be a one term president being as how Americans are so dumbed down, as evidenced by many of the comments left on this and lots of other sites. hell, all you have to do is look at the last election to see how misinformed Americans have become and what short memories they have. you must be so proud that you right up there leading the pack. LOL!!!



  79. 79

    Hmmm well I live in a state where the TAX just went up. It happened less then six months ago. How ever I live in one of the shadiest states in all of America.

    Can you guess what state that is?



  80. 80

    First of all those stats are true. I believe in every single one of them. Except Obama being born out of the U.S. He is the biggest moron of my life but I'm sure he was born here.



  81. 81

    um REALLY!! This is just like that stupid report that changed the name of Obama on top of Mc Cain's ideals and people still picked Obama even though his "ideals" were actually McCains! I think even reporting this "study" done by the very far left school is a shame bc anyone can create this and send out like propaganda its sad I wonder if Michael Moore had anything to do with this?



  82. 82

    Every person who actually believes this "study" is true, must think it is okay to believe every piece of crap that comes out in the media. MSNBC and CNN both have some of the lowest ratings on t.v. They both are so far up the government's ass it's pathetic. Think for yourselves people!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



  83. 83

    60 percent don't believe climate change is happening? What a bunch of fucking idiots. Australia is having an insane amount of flooding and it's like 20 degrees in the middle of summer ! People who watch Fox News fail hardcore.



  84. 84

    This study is lame. Half the stuff on there is debatable…like the stimulus bill not including tax cuts. It didn't! It included tax CREDITS. NOT the same thing as a straight-up income tax cut. Sounds like Fox viewers might be a little better informed on the nuances between tax credits vs. tax cuts than you, Perez. And income taxes HAVE gone up for some people.

    The new health bill WILL increase the deficit. And the BS about the stimulus losing (or creating) jobs isn't even able to be intelligently debated because there's no reliable way to keep track of "jobs created" or "jobs lost" as a result of the bill.

    Most Americans are misinformed about some things, and some of them are misinformed about a lot of things. But the stuff in that study is all debatable; it's not like Fox News viewers are all saying the sky is purple or something.



  85. 85

    Can't stand Fox News. Bunch of morons.



  86. 86

    you're a raging idiot if you don't know Obama was born in the U.S. i would expect at least THAT question to be answered right 100% of the time because it's in the fucking U.S. CONSTITUTION. and i'm totally with the canadian guy here, everything is politics in the U.S., even news outlets but i'd rather hear a little more enlightened news from "left wing liberals" than not notice that my brain is being turned to mush by watching right wing nuts. and for the love of God, HAWAII IS PART OF THE U.S. YOU AMAZINGLY STUPID PEOPLE!



  87. 87

    Re: proudtoberepublican – Dumbass.
    Re: Irvinegirl – Dumbass.
    If you seriously believe anything on that Station you are a mindless person. Just call yourself a zombie and be on your way.
    FoxNews reports have been more than wrong its unbelievable that its still on the air.
    On Hannity a full episode dedicated to something Obama supposedly said. And when you play the tape back there was no mention of what foxnews reported. And of course they took stories from the onion cause the channel is full of shit!



  88. 88

    Re: cherrycokesal – TOTALLY AND COMPLETELY AGREE.



  89. 89

    A study on what we "believe" is completely subjective. Where is the actual information? It's not there because these topics are not quantifiable! Yes, I believe the economy is getting worse…where's the proof that it isn't? Where I live, the economy is worse and more people are losing their jobs and spending less. Actually, the study to pay attention to is the study that found that Fox viewers are the smartest Americans out there. I for one, with an IQ of 139, only watch Fox News.



  90. 90

    OK, firstly, I feel bad for Americans. You put up with utter shite news coverage, I've seen Fox News and it's a great hangover cure. Trust me, yelling at crazy right wing idiots is brilliant for getting your head into gear. I thought Sky News was crazy shit, then I watched Fox.

    Honestly, grow a fucking backbone and watch several news channels, it might actually challenge you. Taking what they all say as fact while knowing they have a bias is dumb as shit. I watch and read right wing news because it challenges my point of view and my thought patterns. The media has a good habit of not reporting anything it doesn't agree with, both left and right wing.

    I don't know what the fuck global warming has to do with the discussion, but global temperature is on the increase, which is causing climate change. Note that climate change is unspecific and refers to climate patterns becoming more extreme. There'll also be more violent storms. Outside my window, there's like eight inches of snow. I know I live in the most weather extreme region of the UK, but I have never seen more than 2 centimetres of snow in my life.



  91. 91

    it amazes me elridge how retarded you can actually be. Its like you choose to read only certain things and not others. No one wants to see the facts. And while yes the planet itself has always had ups and downs the last severe down we had was when? when a asteroid hit the planet and sent us into the ice age?? Now what can we blame for the problems we are having now?? its the things that we as conscious beings are doing. We can't say that what we have been doing for years to this planet is not going to have an affect on it.



  92. 92

    Re: corriedude – you know I don't actually watch any of the news channels but actually look up anything I need to here on the internet. I haven't heard much about the govt crap so I cant say anything to that, but perhaps if you went and read up on climate changes you can see how i come to the conclusions I come to. I am sorry but it is climate instability. England may be freezing, but it had what unseasonably warm summers? while other places are having record warm winters. Its not just there. remember that



  93. 93

    Re: Irvinegirl – Thanks for the laugh there! And to the people who continue to believe that the list above is true. But seriously, they needed a study to prove this?



  94. 94

    JFC!!! What's even sadder than this survey is the fact that most of you screaming about a "liberal bias study" is the fact that you didn't even bother to do any research on this outside of Perez Hilton.

    First of all this study shows that DEMOCRATS who watch Fox News were almost equally misinformed as Republicans who watch the show.

    "The effect was also not simply a function of partisan bias, as people who voted Democratic and watched Fox News were also more likely to have such misinformation than those who did not watch it–though by a lesser margin than those who voted Republican."

    Secondly, the study wasn't based on only these questions alone so the whole theory that the questions lean liberal is useless.

    "On the other hand those who voted Democratic were more likely to incorrectly believe that: it was proven to be true that the US Chamber of Commerce was spending large amounts of foreign money to support Republican candidates (voted Democratic 57%, voted Republican 9%); Obama has not increased the level of troops in Afghanistan (51% to 39%); and Democratic legislators did not mostly vote in favor of TARP (56% to 14%)"

    It's called research, Morons. You should try it some day.

  95. @v@ says – reply to this


    95

    'Where do you get your news from?'
    Reuters, Associated Press, CBC, BBC, RTV, Huffpo, CTV, and occasionally CNN.

  96. @v@ says – reply to this


    96

    Re: Eldridge Cleaver – Watch or read other sources for a couple of weeks, and you'll notice the difference. You'll feel informed without feeling like you've just been at an emo PTA meeting. Suggestions for you in my former post this page. Season's Greetings. You're a real pistol. ; P



  97. 97

    To all the liberals who think republicans are stupid, i think you are insecure about your intellect. I think it is o.k to disagree, but the more you talk about someone else being stupid it makes me know that you probably never graduated high school… ps get out of your parents basement



  98. 98

    Re: Araceli Chapa – You use the R word? You're so cool. How very liberal of you. Liberals love the R word. Global warming is the fucking equivalent of "the sky is falling." It ain't true. It's a fairy tale told by Al Gore, Leo DiCraprio and other asswipes to trick Chicken Littles like yourself. Hook. Line. And Sinker. They got you, didn't they?



  99. 99

    This has lost all credibility. Climate change is not occuring, like the liberals say and anybody that has looked into the subject knows this. The global climate has decreased since 98'. FACT.



  100. 100

    Re: Eldridge Cleaver – Does it scare you how many people think like perez hilton. I'm terrified.

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