Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Urantian Sojourn: Fox News viewers are least informed

The problem with Fox news is most of shows contains more opinion than news.

The only news person on Fox news is Shep Smith. The others are predictable ideologues.

Researchers at Farleigh Dickinson University updated a study they had conducted in late 2011:

The largest effect is that of Fox News: all else being equal, someone who watched only Fox News would be expected to answer just 1.04 domestic questions correctly — a figure which is significantly worse than if they had reported watching no media at all. On the other hand, if they listened only to NPR, they would be expected to answer 1.51 questions correctly; viewers of Sunday morning talk shows fare similarly well. And people watching only The Daily Show with Jon Stewart could answer about 1.42 questions correctly.

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