Wednesday, March 21, 2007


Being the well informed, intelligent readers you are,
we're pretty sure you are aware of this:
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.

This though, just might knock you back on your heels like it did me.

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.

So, I wonder, is this what the Nevada Dems thought was good reasoning for having the Democratic Debates on Fox?
Any word from the Congressional Black Caucus on this?

(h/t mydd)


At 3:59 PM, Blogger Paddy said...

Faus is getting to be a parody of a joke. and worse.


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