Friday, January 07, 2011

You Can't Handle The Truth

If you're one of the many people who don't cope well with the truth, reality and such, then join your friends on listening to Fox News.  A University (you know, a place where they teach things, study things and perform research) study recently 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".

Yes, Fox News dumbs you down.  OK, so prolonged exposure to *ONLY* Fox News may well dumb you down, but there's a way out - it is called having a "balanced view" and watching news sources that contain real news and deliver real facts, not just the over-hyped, fact-free mind mush that Fox spoon feeds its regular audience.

You need more proof that Fox News is causing your Stupidity Quotient to rise?  Have a read of this.  Yes, Bill O'Reilly - one of the most well known Fox News personalities - has no clue how the tides work.  Well, as indicated in this article, anyone with an early high school education should know that the Moon causes the tides due to its gravitational pull on the Earth.  Does this mean that Bill O'Reilly knows less than an Eighth Grader, yet is one of Fox News' most respected personalities?  Sure seems that way.


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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Ok. I read the full report. (Did you?) I guess those who did the report provided information not included in this survery result. I certainly cannot see the Fox News slant in this report, just on the World Public Opinion web site. Of course if you read that you will see things like "Though the CBO concluded that the health reform law would reduce the budget deficit, 53% of voters thought most economists have concluded that health reform will increase the deficit." Talk about a liberal slant! Most thinking people I know believe that a government takeover of health care will do nothing to solve the real problem of our legal system driving up costs, including my own doctors. (Fully 1/3 of American physicians are saying they will leave the medical profession over the next 3 years, if ObamaCare is not repealed.) is a liberal propoganda machine. Look at the list of supporters.

Your blog would be much more informative if you left out the political comments.