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#1 Happy Panther

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Posted 17 December 2010 - 09:53 AM

A University of Maryland study (PDF) published earlier this month found that people in the survey who had the most exposure to Fox News were more likely to believe falsehoods and rumors about national and world affairs when compared to those who paid attention to other news outlets.

In a summary carried by Alternet, the following falsehoods were most relayed by Fox News viewers:

91 percent believed the stimulus legislation lost jobs;

72 percent believed the health reform law will increase the deficit;

72 percent believed the economy is getting worse;

60 percent believed climate change is not occurring;

49 percent believed income taxes have gone up;

63 percent believed the stimulus legislation did not include any tax cuts;

56 percent believed Obama initiated the GM/Chrysler bailout;

38 percent believed that most Republicans opposed TARP;

63 percent believed Obama was not born in the U.S. (or that it is unclear).


http://www.rawstory....-voters-stupid/

No surprise there

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Posted 17 December 2010 - 10:31 AM

That's great. lol

#3 Darth Urious

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Posted 17 December 2010 - 10:33 AM

but but but but Barack HUSSEIN Obama!

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Posted 17 December 2010 - 11:17 AM

http://www.rawstory....-voters-stupid/

No surprise there


I used to watch FOX but can't get that anymore. Can't afford "pay tv" now that obama is running the show.

91 percent believed the stimulus legislation lost jobs;

I am still unemployed!

72 percent believed the health reform law will increase the deficit;
If you think the health care "reform" is going to be free, you are stupid.

72 percent believed the economy is getting worse;
Is it getting better? You are kidding, right?

60 percent believed climate change is not occurring;
It is, but people have no effect on it.

49 percent believed income taxes have gone up;
Fact is: Democrats generally raise income tax(really all taxes) Republicans generally lower taxes. Believe otherwise and you are stupid.

63 percent believed the stimulus legislation did not include any tax cuts;
I don't believe this. Guess I am stupid here.

56 percent believed Obama initiated the GM/Chrysler bailout;
They bailed out GM and left the stockholders with nothing.

38 percent believed that most Republicans opposed TARP;
I know I oppose it. Did the democrats oppose it?

63 percent believed Obama was not born in the U.S. (or that it is unclear).
I have no idea where the muther pucker was borned. He refuses to say.

#5 Darth Urious

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Posted 17 December 2010 - 11:19 AM

You participated in the survey too, I see...

#6 Jase

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Posted 17 December 2010 - 11:28 AM

not all of these are hard and fast falsehoods.

#7 The Saltman

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Posted 17 December 2010 - 11:30 AM

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#8 jim stone

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Posted 17 December 2010 - 11:36 AM

You participated in the survey too, I see...


Eloquently put. Your points are very compelling. I guess I must reconsider.

#9 Darth Urious

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Posted 17 December 2010 - 11:37 AM

not all of these are hard and fast falsehoods.


This may be true to an extent, but it does show you that the Fox watchers are more likely to lean extremely towards one side of the argument in cases that involve a grey area

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Posted 17 December 2010 - 11:38 AM

Eloquently put. Your points are very compelling. I guess I must reconsider.


Thank you... I accept your apology...

#11 jim stone

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Posted 17 December 2010 - 11:38 AM

not all of these are hard and fast falsehoods.


That is the technique of this type of propaganda. They attempt to get the subject(you) to share in their false assumptions.

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Posted 17 December 2010 - 11:40 AM

This may be true to an extent, but it does show you that the Fox watchers are more likely to lean extremely towards one side of the argument in cases that involve a grey area


You have been feeding on the propaganda so long that you believe truth is leaning way the *** left. Very sad state.

#13 Mvp2014

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Posted 17 December 2010 - 11:42 AM

I used to watch FOX but can't get that anymore. Can't afford "pay tv" now that obama is running the show.

91 percent believed the stimulus legislation lost jobs;

I am still unemployed!

72 percent believed the health reform law will increase the deficit;
If you think the health care "reform" is going to be free, you are stupid.

72 percent believed the economy is getting worse;
Is it getting better? You are kidding, right?

60 percent believed climate change is not occurring;
It is, but people have no effect on it.

49 percent believed income taxes have gone up;
Fact is: Democrats generally raise income tax(really all taxes) Republicans generally lower taxes. Believe otherwise and you are stupid.

63 percent believed the stimulus legislation did not include any tax cuts;
I don't believe this. Guess I am stupid here.

56 percent believed Obama initiated the GM/Chrysler bailout;
They bailed out GM and left the stockholders with nothing.

38 percent believed that most Republicans opposed TARP;
I know I oppose it. Did the democrats oppose it?

63 percent believed Obama was not born in the U.S. (or that it is unclear).
I have no idea where the muther pucker was borned. He refuses to say.


hahaha, so so true. Yea that wouldnt be fair to know where your president was born would it? f in democrats are so fin dirty

#14 natty

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Posted 17 December 2010 - 11:45 AM

Obama took away jim stone's "pay tv", what will he take next?

#15 Darth Urious

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Posted 17 December 2010 - 11:45 AM

You have been feeding on the propaganda so long that you believe truth is leaning way the *** left. Very sad state.


That is the problem with your type... You think I have a side...

I hate them all about equally...


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