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what kind of Fox viewer are you?(5 posts)

what kind of Fox viewer are you?MJ
Oct 21, 2003 4:00 AM

"In a series of polls from May through September, the researchers discovered that large minorities of Americans entertained some highly fanciful beliefs about the facts of the Iraqi war. Fully 48 percent of Americans believed that the United States had uncovered evidence demonstrating a close working relationship between Saddam Hussein and al Qaeda. Another 22 percent thought that we had found the weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. And 25 percent said that most people in other countries had backed the U.S. war against Saddam Hussein. Sixty percent of all respondents entertained at least one of these bits of dubious knowledge; 8 percent believed all three.

The researchers then asked where the respondents most commonly went to get their news. The fair and balanced folks at Fox, the survey concludes, were "the news source whose viewers had the most misperceptions." Eighty percent of Fox viewers believed at least one of these un-facts; 45 percent believed all three. Over at CBS, 71 percent of viewers fell for one of these mistakes, but just 15 percent bought into the full trifecta. And in the daintier precincts of PBS viewers and NPR listeners, just 23 percent adhered to one of these misperceptions, while a scant 4 percent entertained all three."
A PBS-listening not a Fox viewer nmPdxMark
Oct 21, 2003 7:32 AM
News ??........ They got news on Fox ?????MR_GRUMPY
Oct 21, 2003 8:07 AM
For a second there, I thought that you meant that they had Homer reading the news, and Bart doing the weather.
Speaks volumes of the massesNo_sprint
Oct 21, 2003 8:38 AM
since those viewers polled are far more intelligent and interested than most.
OverFilter. I get my news directly from the people.128
Oct 21, 2003 9:20 AM
If I want to know what's going on in Iraq, I talk to the Iraqi people. If I want to know what's going on in Latin America, I talk to the Latin people. If I want to know whom to smite, I talk to God.