Fox News Brainwashing of the Stupid?

Fox News Brainwashing of the Stupid?

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“"God Operates ALL in ALL"”

Since: Jan 07

LA

#1 Mar 21, 2007
A study by a University of Maryland center concluded,“Those who receive most of their news from Fox News are more likely than average to have misperceptions” about Iraq. For example, in 2003, 67 percent of those who relied primarily on Fox wrongly believed the U.S.“found clear evidence in Iraq that Saddam Hussein was working closely with the al Qaeda terrorist organization.” Only 40 percent of those who relied on print media harbored this illusion, debunked thoroughly by the 9/11 Commission.

Instead of providing “fair and balanced” reporting, Fox has created an audience ignorant of the facts, but fully supportive of management’s ideology.

An audience that decides for itself, based on “fair and balanced” coverage, ought not to reach monolithic conclusions. Yet, in our 2004 polling with Media Vote, using Nielsen diaries, we found that Fox News viewers supported George Bush over John Kerry by 88 percent to 7 percent. No demographic segment, other than Republicans, was as united in supporting Bush. Conservatives, white evangelical Christians, gun owners, and supporters of the Iraq war all gave Bush fewer votes than did regular Fox News viewers.

None of this argues for a boycott of Fox. While harboring no illusions, Democrats should try to communicate on Fox and through every other channel. I appear as a guest and will continue to, in the unlikely event they invite me again. However, if Fox wants the legitimacy afforded by official sponsorship of Democratic debates, it needs to become a relatively objective news organization, not a dispenser of partisan cant.
IDIOT ONE

United States

#2 Mar 21, 2007
My Opinion sects of order of an Secret society of people with power, money ... collectively together to influence and control human masses through apparatus and with evil tools.
Aaace5

Chicago, IL

#3 Mar 21, 2007
Beijair, I respect your opinions about this and a few other topics i've watched you post! And you are right! But I believe the media in general, takes advantage of the weak minded individuals who watch their programming without fully investigating the subject at hand, which leads to the misperceptions.

“xcntrik.wordpres s.com”

Since: Mar 07

Location hidden

#4 Mar 21, 2007
Fox News become an objective news organization? beijair you've fallen asleep and you're dreaming. Do you realize they would have to fire their entire staff?

Enjoyed the info from U of M.
Steve

Montgomery, AL

#5 Mar 22, 2007
Fox Rocks! Fair and Balanced. Only news channel I will watch. 9 or the top 10 cable news shows. Oreilly and Hannity are media Gods. NBC, ABC, CBS, CNN, and MSNBC are all dung-spouts for the DNC.
Bob

Madison, WI

#6 Mar 22, 2007
Beijair, Interesting you mention evangelical Christians. A tv preacher on a local station is still telling listeners the U.S. is in Iraq becouse Iraq attacked the U.S. on 9/11. Go figure.
Astounded

Thessaloníki, Greece

#7 Mar 22, 2007
I find it a little alarming that the American public has taken this drastic turn to the right by Fox without a blink. Rupert Murdock created the same demagogue channels in Australia (before the US) and the UK... But the public in these countries seems a little more aware that the tripe passed for news on Murdock's channels is to be taken with a slab of salt. In the states, he seems to have found an audience much more willing to listen to his brand of hate. A sad testament for a nation with some of the biggest and best educational institutions in the world.
who

Reading, UK

#8 Mar 22, 2007
Astounded wrote:
I find it a little alarming that the American public has taken this drastic turn to the right by Fox without a blink. Rupert Murdock created the same demagogue channels in Australia (before the US) and the UK... But the public in these countries seems a little more aware that the tripe passed for news on Murdock's channels is to be taken with a slab of salt. In the states, he seems to have found an audience much more willing to listen to his brand of hate. A sad testament for a nation with some of the biggest and best educational institutions in the world.
I'm astounded too, I used to get Fox "news" over here and some of the crap they spew is beyond belief. If a news outlet over here started to call for boycotts of countries that disagreed with the failed, stupid foreign policies of the American monkey prince I'd be worried that perhaps that news outlet had an agenda. People who watch that bullshit are way out of touch with reality, same as the idiots who read the Murdock comics over here.
Hannity is a lying twat and Oreilly is a pervert.
who

Reading, UK

#9 Mar 22, 2007
Oreilly and Fox settled this out of court.
http://www.thesmokinggun.com/archive/1013043m...
Clark Kent

Cincinnati, OH

#10 Mar 22, 2007
To be well-informed you should get news from a varity of sources, but don't take any of it as Gospel. Fox news has its own agenda for sure.

Shortwave radio is really good. You can get perspectives from other countries that are way different than any US media.

“xcntrik.wordpres s.com”

Since: Mar 07

Location hidden

#11 Mar 22, 2007
Steve wrote:
Fox Rocks! Fair and Balanced. Only news channel I will watch. 9 or the top 10 cable news shows. Oreilly and Hannity are media Gods. NBC, ABC, CBS, CNN, and MSNBC are all dung-spouts for the DNC.
Steve, why would you want to admit to being a complete idiot in front of all these nice people on Topix? Now you'll never get laid. So, I suppose nothing changed, eh?

“100% Princess”

Since: Jan 07

and totally harmless

#12 Mar 22, 2007
If you watch Fox news, then watch MSNBC, then watch Mcneil on PBS, then watch ABC & CBS--throw it all in a blender, strain well... you might have a kernel or 2 of the truth.
Matt

Ashburn, VA

#13 Mar 22, 2007
All news is biased. If you watch only one channel, no matter what the channel is, you will never get the full picture.

That study could change the news source to CNN, Wash Post, MSNBC, ABC, NBC etc and it would still be accurate.
Jerry

United States

#14 Mar 22, 2007
I guess I should just watch the Weather Channel and their references to "president-elect Al Gore" then!!

Or maybe the real fair and balanced diatribes of MSNBC and Keith Olberman....yeah, that's it!!!!!

SCREW YOU!!

Since: Dec 06

Roxbury, KS

#15 Mar 22, 2007
I compare the websites of the BBC, CNN, MSNBC and Fox News. I can't tell you how many times I've seen stories that are critical of the White House or of Republicans that simply don't appear on the Fox News. The 3 other websites considered it news, but not Fox.

Fair and Balanced ?!?!?!?

“My Name should be sickofRNC”

Since: Mar 07

Brevard, NC

#16 Mar 22, 2007
I never ever tune in FAUX NOISE, but I did notice after the midterm election, Shows in CNN and MSNBC became a little less sheepish. There is still a cloud of BS stories like Ana N Smith, but absolutely NO one in the MSM has the courage to cover Iraq like Jusrnalists did during Vietnam. The war on terror is the Right Wings Nut's Weapon of Mass Deception.
who

Reading, UK

#17 Mar 22, 2007
Jerry wrote:
I guess I should just watch the Weather Channel and their references to "president-elect Al Gore" then!!
Or maybe the real fair and balanced diatribes of MSNBC and Keith Olberman....yeah, that's it!!!!!
SCREW YOU!!
LOL!! Don't forget to wipe properly next time you drop a freedom nugget.
http://files.myopera.com/overlord/blog/bush_s...

Since: Mar 07

Canada

#19 Mar 22, 2007
Jerry wrote:
I guess I should just watch the Weather Channel and their references to "president-elect Al Gore" then!!
Or maybe the real fair and balanced diatribes of MSNBC and Keith Olberman....yeah, that's it!!!!!
SCREW YOU!!
JERRY ,SLOW DOWN. JUST BECAUSE THESE OTHER TWO NEWS[?]NET WORKS ARE FULL OF THE BY-PRODUCT OF THE BOLVIN OF THIS WORLD DOESN'T MEAN THE FOX NETWORK ISN'T MISSING AN OPPORTUNITY TO OFFER THE FARMERS A GOOD DEAL ON NATURAL FERTILIZER.
THEY TWIST THE TRUTH EVERY WHICH WAY BUT STRAIGHT
SO THEY CAN SUCK UP TO THE POWERS THAT .
OH WAIT A MINUTE ,ISN'T FOX PART OF THE MEDIA AND WE ALL KNOW THAT THE MEDIA IS NOTHING BUT A BUNCH OF SCUM SUCKING LEACHES THAT LIVE ON THE LIES THEY SPREAD .
SO IT STANDS TO REASON THAT FOX MIGHT BE A SCUM SUCKING LEACH TOO.


Georgie Bush Jr

Odenton, MD

#20 Mar 22, 2007
Steve wrote:
Fox Rocks! Fair and Balanced. Only news channel I will watch. 9 or the top 10 cable news shows. Oreilly and Hannity are media Gods. NBC, ABC, CBS, CNN, and MSNBC are all dung-spouts for the DNC.
Well that sure explains the knuckle-dragging mentality you display so well.

“Its all in the mind..or is it?”

Since: Dec 06

Location hidden

#22 Mar 22, 2007
beijair wrote:
A study by a University of Maryland center concluded,“Those who receive most of their news from Fox News are more likely than average to have misperceptions” about Iraq. For example, in 2003, 67 percent of those who relied primarily on Fox wrongly believed the U.S.“found clear evidence in Iraq that Saddam Hussein was working closely with the al Qaeda terrorist organization.” Only 40 percent of those who relied on print media harbored this illusion, debunked thoroughly by the 9/11 Commission.
Instead of providing “fair and balanced” reporting, Fox has created an audience ignorant of the facts, but fully supportive of management’s ideology.
An audience that decides for itself, based on “fair and balanced” coverage, ought not to reach monolithic conclusions. Yet, in our 2004 polling with Media Vote, using Nielsen diaries, we found that Fox News viewers supported George Bush over John Kerry by 88 percent to 7 percent. No demographic segment, other than Republicans, was as united in supporting Bush. Conservatives, white evangelical Christians, gun owners, and supporters of the Iraq war all gave Bush fewer votes than did regular Fox News viewers.
None of this argues for a boycott of Fox. While harboring no illusions, Democrats should try to communicate on Fox and through every other channel. I appear as a guest and will continue to, in the unlikely event they invite me again. However, if Fox wants the legitimacy afforded by official sponsorship of Democratic debates, it needs to become a relatively objective news organization, not a dispenser of partisan cant.
They all do their bit to misinform. Here in Florida they told people that only about 70 people died because of Hurricane Andrew. And there are many accounts that say that they were much more people dead. They just can't let other countries know that we have problem here.

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