Why does FOX NEWS scare the pants off...
Scheherazade

Reynoldsburg, OH

#41 Dec 18, 2013
So tell me this Faux-lovers....if you're really so influential and the left is really so "scared" of your influence, why exactily is it that we won't be expecting any right wing President or Senate anytime soon ???? For a news outlet that supposedly has so much power and influence, it doesn't translate into election results....

On the contrary, I don't think anyone is "scared" of Faux News...it is just really easy to point out the inconsistencies, the hypocrisies and the out and out lies...
Scheherazade

Reynoldsburg, OH

#42 Dec 18, 2013
Enough said:
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Fox News Viewers Are The Most Misinformed: Study
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/12/17/fox-...

ORIGINAL POST: Fox News viewers are much more likely than others to believe false information about American politics, a new study concludes.

The study, conducted by the University of Maryland, judged how likely consumers of various news outlets and publications were to believe misinformation about a wide range of political issues. Overall, 90% of respondents said they felt they had heard false information being given to them during the 2010 election campaign. However, while consumers of just about every news outlet believed some information that was false, the study found that Fox News viewers, regardless of political information, were "significantly more likely" to believe that:

--Most economists estimate the stimulus caused job losses (12 points more likely)
--Most economists have estimated the health care law will worsen the deficit (31 points)

--The economy is getting worse (26 points)

--Most scientists do not agree that climate change is occurring (30 points)

--The stimulus legislation did not include any tax cuts (14 points)

--Their own income taxes have gone up (14 points)

--The auto bailout only occurred under Obama (13 points)

--When TARP came up for a vote most Republicans opposed it (12 points)

--And that it is not clear that Obama was born in the United States (31 points)

In addition, the study said, increased viewership of Fox News led to increased belief in these false stories.
Scheherazade

Reynoldsburg, OH

#43 Dec 18, 2013
This one is even better:
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It’s Official: Watching Fox Makes You Stupider
Ben Adler on May 21, 2012 - 8:04 PM ET
http://www.thenation.com/blog/167999/its-offi... #

People who work at Fox News might like to think that they are despised by real journalists only because they are conservative and most journalists are liberal. Anyone who read the admiring obituaries of William F. Buckley Jr. in mainstream and liberal outlets would know that is nonsense. Journalists, both liberals and ones with no ideology in particular, are quite capable of respecting conservative pundits and reporters who deserve their respect.

But Fox does not. The reason is not because it holds a set of values that others may not share. And that is only partially because it claims to be “Fair and Balanced” when it is neither.

Rather, it is because it fails the fundamental test of journalism: are you informing your audience? According to a new study by Farleigh Dickinson University, Fox viewers are the least knowledgeable audience of any outlet, and they know even less about politics and current events than people who watch no news at all.

Respondents to the survey were able to answer correctly an average of 1.8 of 4 questions about international news and 1.6 out of 5 questions about domestic affairs.“Based on these results, people who don’t watch any news at all are expected to answer correctly on average 1.22 of the questions about domestic politics, just by guessing or relying on existing basic knowledge,” said Dan Cassino, the poll’s analyst.

“The study concludes that media sources have a significant impact on the number of questions that people were able to answer correctly,” wrote Cassino and his colleagues.“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.”

This should come as no surprise if you follow Fox. Consider some recent history. Fox and Friends host Steve Doocy invented a quotation from President Obama completely out of thin air. He falsely claimed that Obama had said he and Michelle were not born with silver spoons in their mouths “unlike some people,” in reference to Mitt Romney’s privileged upbringing. In fact, Obama did not say “unlike some people” and he has been using the silver spoon line for years. Several other news outlets repeated Doocy’s assertion as fact and Doocy initially avoided correcting the record after it was revealed he was wrong. Eventually he admitted that he “seemed to misquote” Obama, instead of stating that he did, in fact, misquote him. And he did not apologize for the error.
Pope Che Reagan Christ I

Lodi, OH

#44 Dec 18, 2013
what_me_worry_ wrote:
<quoted text>
LMFAO....
The tile of the article at your link says it all BR....
"It’s Official: Watching Fox Makes You Stupider".....
Really???????? "Stupider" ??????????
UR killin' me dude....stop it already.....
Ironic.

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/stupid...

“Bullsh*% Detector Enabled”

Since: Dec 08

Brooklyn, New York

#45 Dec 18, 2013
what_me_worry_ wrote:
<quoted text>LMFAO....

The tile of the article at your link says it all BR....

"ItÂ’s Official: Watching Fox Makes You Stupider".....

Really???????? "Stupider" ??????????

UR killin' me dude....stop it already.....
No more silly than "Fair and Balanced".
Did you happen to read anything in the article? You do realize there was an article attached to the link, correct?

“Bullsh*% Detector Enabled”

Since: Dec 08

Brooklyn, New York

#46 Dec 18, 2013
what_me_worry_ wrote:
<quoted text>LMFAO....

The tile of the article at your link says it all BR....

"ItÂ’s Official: Watching Fox Makes You Stupider".....

Really???????? "Stupider" ??????????

UR killin' me dude....stop it already.....
By the way, "stupider" is indeed correct.
Look in any dictionary.

Am I still killing you?

“Seven Days In May”

Since: Oct 13

Hilliard, OH

#47 Dec 18, 2013
Scheherazade wrote:
So tell me this Faux-lovers....if you're really so influential and the left is really so "scared" of your influence, why exactily is it that we won't be expecting any right wing President or Senate anytime soon ???? For a news outlet that supposedly has so much power and influence, it doesn't translate into election results....
I notice you don't mention the House. Why is that?
Scheherazade wrote:
On the contrary, I don't think anyone is "scared" of Faux News...it is just really easy to point out the inconsistencies, the hypocrisies and the out and out lies...
Are you really that dense or it too much Obama-juice?

A Democrat's Take on Fox News

I've worked for Fox for seven years and during that period I can honestly say that there's never been an effort, organized or otherwise, to get me or to my knowledge anyone else to advance a particular point of view. More generally virtually every producer I've dealt with has sought to have different points of emphasis in commentaries and debates made so that viewers would get more than a uni-dimensional or narrow perspective.

To the extent that I've talked with Fox News Channel Chairman and CEO Roger Ailes and Bill Shine, Executive Vice President, Programming about recruiting more Democrats, it is my considered opinion that they have sought the highest quality Democrats to complement an unrivaled roster of Republicans.

'm not naïve, I understand that the point of view presented is not that of the left, but its also not that of the Republican National Committee. Fox News takes whacks at Republicans and did so with great frequency during the last couple of years of the Bush administration.

The conclusion I reach is that the elite media continues to be befuddled by the success that Fox News enjoys in the ratings month after month, year after year. And the only way they can explain it is by ascribing it to some plot or plan or scheme. It’s neither. Its just good television organized by smart executives, whose political perspective may not be my own, but whose commitment to professionalism and excellence appears clear and unambiguous.
http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2011/06/02/dem...

“I luv Canton”

Since: Sep 13

The 57th state

#48 Dec 18, 2013
Black Rhino wrote:
<quoted text>
By the way, "stupider" is indeed correct.
Look in any dictionary.
Am I still killing you?
Nah your just stupider......I looked in the dictionary below......

http://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/stup...

The comparative form of stupid is more stupid, and the superlative form is most stupid........
vncnz12

Uniontown, OH

#49 Dec 18, 2013
RU_Kiddingme wrote:
<quoted text>
I don't know if you have access to this in the UK, but he should try watching televangelists for sport and entertainment as well. They're another main source of disinformation for the American right.
Jim Bakker is back and he's peddling powdered food in preparation for the impending Battle of Armageddon.
I agree with you on the subject of these phony televangelists. They are nothing more than glorified con men preaching to the ignorant sheeple that also vote R against their own interests. The same people who believe the BS coming out of these clowns are more rthan likely the same ones that watch Fixed Noise. I hope in the near future that people can order for their cable the stations and programs that they want and be able to cancel the crap like Fixed Noise and all of these phony televangelist parasites milking money out of the gullible sheeple by laying the guilt trip of going to Hell if one does not think or does as they say or support Israel. These phony TV preachers give true faith a bad name. The only religious figure that I respect is the Pope. He was spot on when he stated that the chief object of worship in this country is the all mighty dollar.

“I luv Canton”

Since: Sep 13

The 57th state

#50 Dec 18, 2013
Pope Che Reagan Christ I wrote:
Poor little 0.0....you try so hard......

An on line dictionary.... LOL..... How quaint........
The word ain't is also listed in your on line dictionary link........

A coursin we alz noes ain't, ain't no word no how.........

“Bullsh*% Detector Enabled”

Since: Dec 08

Brooklyn, New York

#51 Dec 18, 2013
what_me_worry_ wrote:
<quoted text>Nah your just stupider......I looked in the dictionary below......

http://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/stup...

The comparative form of stupid is more stupid, and the superlative form is most stupid........
Wrong.

Stupider is an adjective.

Stop before you embarrass yourself any further.
vncnz12

Uniontown, OH

#52 Dec 18, 2013
All Fixed Noise is is a brainwashing device to make masses of ignorant people who cannot think for themselves even more ignorant so that the power elite be it in government or business can make obedient sheep out of them. All it is is a Macchiavellian "divide and conquer" right wing propaganda machine.

“I luv Canton”

Since: Sep 13

The 57th state

#54 Dec 18, 2013
Black Rhino wrote:
<quoted text>
Wrong.
Stupider is an adjective.
Stop before you embarrass yourself any further.
LOL

http://www.webster-dictionary.org/definition/...

http://www.ask.com/question/is-stupider-a-wor...

Frankly BR the use of the word doesn't bother me so much as using it in a sentence to ridicule the intellect of someone who may watch Fox News..........

But then you never watch Fox news do ya?

“I luv Canton”

Since: Sep 13

The 57th state

#55 Dec 18, 2013
Black Rhino wrote:
<quoted text>
No more silly than "Fair and Balanced".
Did you happen to read anything in the article? You do realize there was an article attached to the link, correct?
yes I read the article..........

“Bullsh*% Detector Enabled”

Since: Dec 08

Brooklyn, New York

#56 Dec 18, 2013
what_me_worry_ wrote:
<quoted text>LOL

http://www.webster-dictionary.org/definition/...

http://www.ask.com/question/is-stupider-a-wor...

Frankly BR the use of the word doesn't bother me so much as using it in a sentence to ridicule the intellect of someone who may watch Fox News..........

But then you never watch Fox news do ya?
I absolutely watch Faux news. There is anyways some bonehead going to say or do something stupid.
BS Radar

Columbus, OH

#57 Dec 18, 2013
vncnz12 wrote:
Fox is to real news like The National enquirer is to real newswothy publications . It is nothing more than a bunch of overpaid propagandists laughing all the way to the bank laughing at all of the uneducated bigots taking their propaganda as the gospel truth. "Fixed Noise" would have made Joseph Goebbells proud (Hitler's propaganda minister). The beliwers in Fox is proof that through the media the olygarchs are "dumbing down" the masses in order to control them in every aspects of their lives.
Ummm......I'm very curious of what you think of MSNBC.

“I luv Canton”

Since: Sep 13

The 57th state

#58 Dec 18, 2013
Black Rhino wrote:
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I absolutely watch Faux news. There is anyways some bonehead going to say or do something stupid.
LOL......Well then, if you watch Fox then hopefully you read the article you posted the link to........

I have to wonder though, if you in fact have been watching Fox how you feel about the predictions made by Fox that are currently being proven correct.......

Like.....the " if you like" series of Obama statements...
1.You won't be able to keep your present policy once Obamacare becomes operational.
2. You won't be able to keep your doctor.......
3. Health care cost will not be reduced by $2,500.00 per household.........

Just an example of Fox reporting that has been ongoing since Obamacare passed in the dead of night.......Was that bone headed?



Pope Che Reagan Christ I

Lodi, OH

#59 Dec 18, 2013
what_me_worry_ wrote:
<quoted text>
Nah your just stupider......I looked in the dictionary below......
http://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/stup...
The comparative form of stupid is more stupid, and the superlative form is most stupid........
You looked for it in the thesaurus? Really? Outstanding.
Duke for Mayor

Akron, OH

#60 Dec 18, 2013
Big Johnson wrote:
<quoted text>
The best way to know if something on tv is good is too see how popular it is.
I imagine that if there were porn on NBC NBC's ratings would shoot through the roof.

woof
Reality Speaks

Columbus, OH

#61 Dec 19, 2013
dunadd wrote:
My dog's bigger than your dog, my dog's better than yours!
my dog is 14 years old, and his back legs don't work.

he has to be carried up stairs and down them. A 100lb Golden Retriever.

should we go liberal on him, and put him to sleep because of the burden?

or keep feeding baby aspirin and enjoying his company?

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