Mosque arsonist tells court: ‘I only know what I hear on Fox News’

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#1 Dec 24, 2012
An Indiana man convicted of setting fire to a mosque in Ohio told a judge on Wednesday that he committed the crimes because Fox News and conservative talk radio had convinced him that “most Muslims are terrorists.”

Randolph Linn, 52, accepted a plea deal in which he pled guilty to all charges in connection to setting a fire in the prayer room at the Islamic Center of Greater Toledo on Sept. 30. Under the deal, Linn is expected to serve 20 years in prison instead of 40.

Linn explained to the court that he had gotten “riled up” after watching Fox News.

“And I was more sad when Judge [Jack] Zouhary asked him that,‘Do you know any Muslims or do you know what Islam is?’” one mosque member who attended the hearing recalled to WNWO.“And he said,‘No, I only know what I hear on Fox News and what I hear on radio.’”

A survey released by Fairleigh Dickinson University earlier this year determined that Fox News viewers were actually less informed that Americans who watched no news at all. In fact, at least seven studies in recent years have confirmed that Fox News viewers are more likely to be misinformed than other Americans.

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#2 Dec 24, 2012 That is not a
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That's what happens when you let others do the thinking for you.

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#4 Dec 25, 2012
I wonder where the other 7 studies are that show Fox News viewers are not as informed as they think they are?

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