Fox News viewers the least informed?

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Another ridiculous poll says Fox viewers are the dumbest, but Glenn set out on radio this morning to prove otherwise.

The study, conducted by Fairleigh Dickinson University, found that NPR listeners were the most informed while FOX News viewers were at the bottom, even falling behind people who claim to not watch any news programming. The participants were judged based on answers to a series of domestic and international questions.

The study concluded:

… that media sources have a significant impact on the number of questions that people were able to answer correctly. The largest effect is that of Fox News: all else being equal, someone who watched only Fox News would be expected to answer just 1.04 domestic questions correctly — a figure which is significantly worse than if they had reported watching no media at all. On the other hand, if they listened only to NPR, they would be expected to answer 1.51 questions correctly; viewers of Sunday morning talk shows fare similarly well. And people watching only The Daily Show with Jon Stewart could answer about 1.42 questions correctly.

The Blaze noted that the methodology oversampled Republicans “to get a better estimate of the Republican voting process,” but also increased the Republican margin of error.

What were some of the questions?

1) To the best of your knowledge, have the opposition groups protesting in Egypt been successful in removing Hosni Mubarak?
2) How about the opposition groups in Syria? Have they been successful in removing Bashar al-Assad?
3) Some countries in Europe are deeply in debt, and have had to be bailed out by other countries. To the best of your knowledge, which country has had to spend the most money to bail out European countries?
4) There have been increasing talks about economic sanctions against Iran. What are these sanctions supposed to do?
5) Which party has the most seats in the House of Representatives right now?
6) In December, House Republicans agreed to a short-term extension of a payroll tax cut, but only if President Obama agreed to do what? (Open-Ended)
7) It took a long time to get the final results of the Iowa caucuses for Republican candidates. In the end, who was declared the winner? (Open-Ended)
8) How about the New Hampshire Primary? Which Republican won that race? (Open-Ended)
9) According to the figures, about what percentage of Americans are currently unemployed? (Open-Ended)

Not convinced that FOX viewers were the least informed, Glenn invited a fan to answer the questions and unsurprisingly, he was able to give the right answers.

  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    Typical of the polls by the leftist propaganda machinery; skewed to make sure the goals they want to achieve are achieved, and if they do not happen, then they will fabricate the data as they want to do anyhow.

    Why do they not just come out and admit that they are frauds and liars?

  • http://www.facebook.com/eschannen Eric Schannen

    I disagree with this poll.

    A university should do a poll on the GBTV viewers.

    GBTV viewers are dumber than a bag of rocks.

  • http://www.facebook.com/eschannen Eric Schannen

    FOX wasn’t created to inform its viewers but to indoctrinate them.

    Fox is pure propaganda.

    The management of Fox news, learned from the very best teacher they could
    find.”
    All propaganda has to be popular and has to accommodate itself to
    the comprehension of the least intelligent of those whom it seeks to reach.”
    -Adolf Hitler-”Those who do not learn from history……….are
    doomed to repeat it”.

  • landofaahs

    Frankly, I only listen to FOX news on Sat. mornings 900-1100 am central for business programs.  I have not watched television in I don’t know how long.  The multiple computers and xm radio is my news source. The only exception is the Bible, the source of truth.  I laugh at people who think they are informed when I know that black propaganda is so prevalant that the truth of world affairs will only be revealed when Christ returns.  Even those who are in the know are limited because of the constant games of deception by all countries and institutions.  But you will always have liars and dumbasses claim they know the minutia of current events.

  • Anonymous

    Why did you have to insult a bag of rocks?  Fox news is like a religion, you have to be a person of faith to believe what their telling you.

  • Anonymous

    You said the bible is your source of truth.  You believe in a book that tells you it’s okay to own slaves.  You believe in a book that tells you, if your neighbor works on the sabbath he’s to be stoned to death?  You believe in that book?  What’s wrong with you? 

  • Anonymous

    Eric I love watching the “FOXTITUTES” who sell their souls on fox news. 

  • Anonymous

    If FOX viewers are the least informed, why then are they the highest rated news programs on TV? They consistently out rank the competition program for program.

    The truth is, what this ‘newspeak’ propaganda is really saying is that the American public is stupid, especially if the majorioty of people do not agree with what the MSM is feeding it. Bad enough to dumb-down the education of our children. But to assume that the majority of Americans are stupid, as they act and speak like we are, merely points out that their messaging isn’t getting through and they feel threatened.

  • Anonymous

    The stories the Left are trying to launch at the Romney voters are so ridiculously childlike that nothing but pathetic sarcasm can be construed from the rhetoric.  Follow the example featured on Yahoo today….Did you know that Obama supporters usually use cell phones, while the Romney camp use landline phone?  As the stories change througout the day on all of the media; not one noon hour goes by before I’ve already choked on my donut.

  • Anonymous

    The reason why fox viewers are so misinformed is simple.  They don’t question anything they’re told.  Fox viewers are “simple-folk” who want to remain “willfully ignorant.”  They don’t want to know the truth, they only want to hear what they think is the truth.  See how this works?

  • Anonymous

    Fox viewers are not the least informed, they are the most mis-informed, big difference!  How do these viewers become mis-informed?  Because fox news lies to them.  It’s simple, fox viewers are living proof, of the old saying, garbage in garbage out.

  • Anonymous

    Just another true Christian that is whats wrong.  Maybe some day you can say that you finally believe the only single truth there is. The Bible. If not you might want to put on some 1 million spf sunblock that last forever. Submit to Jesus Christ for the fear of pain and forever suffering or submit to him because he loved you even as you hate him now. The main point is that you must get saved because Obama, George Bush, Fox News, MSNBC, or Oprah is not going to keep you or anyone else out of Hell.

  • Anonymous

    Please give a few or even one example of a lie by Fox News.  Just one!

  • Anonymous

    “If FOX viewers are the least informed, why then are they the highest rated news programs on TV?”

    Being popular doesn’t necessarily mean something is accurate.

  • Anonymous

     Bull crap.. the poll is skewed!  NBC…that’s another story.  Talk about propaganda!  More hate speech from the left.  Move on (.org)…there’s nothing here that smells good.
    Leftist radicals are running the roost!!

  • Anonymous

    Go to Mediamatters.com and you’ll see a full catalogue of daily lies, distortions, oomissions, half-truths, and false arguments that FOX news promotes on a daily basis..

  • Anonymous

    That is a ridiculus story. But if you’re suggesting that that story is embematic of the left in comparison to the gross distortions comitted by FOX news and the GOP, then I think you’re seriously disillusioned.

  • Anonymous

    Surely you must see the fallacy in your comment.

  • Anonymous

    You obviously have NO clue what Scriptures ‘tells you’!

  • Anonymous

    You really think there’s an afterlife don’t you?  I’ll bet you believe in santy clause and the easter bunny too.  Am i right?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_B2IWXAC2IWBPPQHS7GJOALTVTI Christopher

    Oh yeah, Media Matters tells the truth…and I have a bridge to sell you in Brooklyn!

  • Anonymous

    The scriptures were written by guys who didn’t know where the sun went at night.  And you’re talking their advice?  The bible tells you how to treat your slaves, how can you believe in a book like that?  Are you one of the “simple-folk”?

  • Anonymous

    Global warming?  The “FOXTITUTES” have to sign a contract where they agree to be climate deniers.  See how this works?

  • Anonymous

     I find your statement ,one of absolute liberal bs. If you knew anything about life & had any experience in life ,you would be a Conservative. Instead of a Free-loading , uneducated ,hate-mongering,lying, Liberal who still can’t add after getting out of College.. It’s simple you listen to any BS that only agrees with you opinion & not statements of fact. So if you think of yourself & your liberal friends as the sharpest knives in the drawer, then this will be a dull conversation.

  • Anonymous

    Drewsco, fox viewers are “simple-folk” who are not critical thinkers.  They would never go to medis matters,  they don’t want to learn.  They need to be told.

  • Anonymous

     The reason the Liberals believe in Global Warming is that they believe that methane gas is the cause of the green house effect , Caused By Them Talking Out Of Their A-Holes.

  • Anonymous

     You must have been elected the tard of the day by media don’t matter to post here. Your doing the left a fine job, but remember it’s Puff, Puff, Pass.

  • greywolfrs

    Hey, vacuuumhead, Media Matters is left wing propaganda. Dunce.

  • Anonymous

    Humans are the reason for the rise in global warming and climate-change.  How come you guys never do your homework?  You must be one of the mis-informed viewers who watch the “FOXTITUTES” on fox news?  Am I right?

  • Anonymous

    If have to read media matters to find out how fox is lying.  You should try it sometime, you might learn something?  Asshole!

  • Anonymous

    Obvious Leftist Troll is Obvious.  Also, you kiss your mother with that dirty mouth?  >.>

  • greywolfrs

    Hey stupid, cooked up numbers don’t prove anything. The basic tenets of science are simple, make a hypothesis and go about proving or disproving it. Cooking the numbers to make them say what you want is not science. Dunce.

  • greywolfrs

    You mean like doctoring 911 tapes to make Zimmerman look racist? Dunce.

  • greywolfrs

    You really should look in the mirror. Dunce.

  • greywolfrs

    Another stupid comment from a moron. Maybe Fox should doctor 911 tapes to make Zimmerman look like a racist. Fool.

  • Anonymous

    Brandon I want to kiss you!  Me, the baby jesus, and the 99% love you and the other mis-informed viewers who watch The “FOXTITUTES” on fox news.  OWS has got your back, babe.

  • Anonymous

    If, for a moment, we accepted that the results are truly accurate, none of the followers of any of the outlets could muster better than 1.51?  In my view that’s a massive failure across the board.  Not merely an “F” but a big whopping “F”.  NPR has nothing to crow about.

    People laugh at “Jaywalking”.  Perhaps that informal survey is the better indicator.

  • Anonymous

    From the looks of your comments it didn’t work to well for you. I wonder what the experiment would look like if we used people of  normal intelligence as a control group. That is; as opposed to mental defectives such as yourself. Next time you have a thought, “let it go’!!

  • Anonymous

    Cooked up numbers?  Sounds like I’m listening to rush.  The debates over global warming is happening.  The question is what should we do about it.  What is your answer?

  • Anonymous

    *rolls eyes*  Honestly, don’t you have anything better to do than make inflammatory comments and cause grief towards people whom have different political beliefs than you?  You’re an immature, indignant troglodyte whose only means of feeling good about himself is griefing those who have no ill will towards others.  You are a bully in the purest sense of the word, and have no shame about being such a thing.  I really hope you enjoy doing what you’re doing right now, because OWS and Obama will only lead you to being bound in chains along with your grandchildren.

  • Anonymous

    Send you to the moon in a rocket so you could start a colony. Bring crackers!

  • Anonymous

    Very nice, insulting those with a different political leaning than you.  Why are you here?  What do you have to gain, besides griefing people you’ve never met, but assume are your enemy? 

  • Anonymous

    Being unpopular (ie low ratings) does not mean they, the opposition, ARE accurate. Thing is, your premise is wrong. They are not the least informed. They are ‘drawn that way.” (with apologies to Jessica Rabbit) “Newspeak” messaging from the Propaganda Ministry (Media Matters/WH Communications)is furiously working to contain the message from a conservative news company that they are not winning the public, especially when they continually insult us by assuming we are as stupid as they want us to be.

    The truth always boils to the surface. Are you going to believe the truth or those that tried to drown it in boiling water?

  • Anonymous

    Love how you slid some “1984″ into that second sentence.  God, I love that book.

  • Anonymous

    No, I don’t. Why don’t you explain the fallacies in your implication that I’m wrong.

  • Anonymous

    Disqus generic email templateDo you mean media matters.org ?
    —– Original Message —–
    From: Disqus
    To: dingo8@clearwave.com
    Sent: Thursday, May 24, 2012 5:15 PM
    Subject: [glennbeck] Re: Fox News viewers the least informed?

    drewsco wrote, in response to ne14golf:

    Go to Mediamatters.com and you’ll see a full catalogue of daily lies, distortions, oomissions, half-truths, and false arguments that FOX news promotes on a daily basis..
    Link to comment

  • Anonymous

    I tried your suggestion and could not find a Media Matters.com, there was a Media Matters.org, is this the site you suggest?

  • Anonymous

    yes, mediamatters.org

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UHYYKGTPHVWSHLWR2VDLQQGGHI GaryL

    Popular because they state F-A-C-T-S! Enough stated!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UHYYKGTPHVWSHLWR2VDLQQGGHI GaryL

    Hey vac…….one day, YOU will find out.

  • Anonymous

    despite your misgivings, the info they post is factual, I’ve yet to see anyone sucessfully refute their allegations. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UHYYKGTPHVWSHLWR2VDLQQGGHI GaryL

    Hard for unbelievers to comprehend….it’s as simple as F-A-I-T-H!

  • http://www.facebook.com/eschannen Eric Schannen

    saying Fox News is the best is like saying McDonalds has the best hamburgers.

    more viewers does not = the best.  selling more hamburgers does not = the best.

  • http://www.facebook.com/eschannen Eric Schannen

    McDonalds sell the most hamburgers does that make them the best?

    Fox News wants you to be stupid.  They’re not in the business in giving the news.  All they’re doing is indoctrinating you. 

  • http://twitter.com/katis50 pchKathy Schroeder

    I am sure a liberal must have counted the correct answers.

  • http://twitter.com/katis50 pchKathy Schroeder

    Who counted the correct answers? I think a recount maybe in order.
     

  • Anonymous

    Brandon you said, OWS will only lead to being bound in chains.  Sounds like you’ve been listening to the “FOXTITUTES” on fox news  The baby jesus and the 99% love OWS

  • Anonymous

    Who told you that?  It’s obvious you’ve never gone on media matters have you?

  • Anonymous

    Really? What do you think CNN, MSLSD, and the alphabet soup networks are doing? Selling chicken sandwiches?

    I was born at night, but it wasn’t last night!

  • Anonymous

    Actually, yes, it DOES make them the best at what they do (which is FAST FOOD burgers, okay? stop with your false comparisons), as far as public opinion is concerned, since we’re still in a largely free, capitalist society. There’s a valid point to be made that popular =/= accurate, but you didn’t make it, and this biased poll doesn’t either any more than the other ones did. They use flawed methodology every time, on purpose. Now, there are OTHER studies and polls that DIDN’T use such methodology, and – surprise, surprise – those ones DON’T support this “Fox News viewers are dumb” talking point.

  • Anonymous

    This is the same poll from a couple of months ago.

  • Anonymous

    Why don’t you take your atheist philosophy to the only natural conclusion, the last stop at the end of its logical train of thought, and become a nihilist. Then, as a nihilist, since nothing has any point at all, you can wallow in the “knowledge” of your meaningless existence and not bother doing anything, thus leaving the rest of us alone.

  • Anonymous

    Why don’t you take your atheist philosophy to the only natural conclusion, the last stop at the end of its logical train of thought, and become a nihilist. Then, as a nihilist, since nothing has any point at all, you can wallow in the “knowledge” of your meaningless existence and not bother doing anything, thus leaving the rest of us alone.

  • Anonymous

    Are you able to prove the statement about the contracts  or is it just your belief?  Seriously how do you know that they must sign a contract to that effect? I would sincerely like to know.

  • Anonymous

    Ignore this. Comment system turned my “reply” (and I KNOW I pushed the reply button!) into a separate comment thread.

  • Anonymous

    I’ve got many megabytes of text (that’s plain text – know how much that amounts to, then?) demonstrating media bias to the Left. I’ve got studies and polls to that effect. What have you got – some parroted talking points from your lefty blog friends?

  • Anonymous

    Even Politico says Media Matters is a propaganda site, dunce.

  • new2la

    I would say WE are the most informed.    Nothing else matters;  FOX is #1.

  • Anonymous

    Right, Eric.  So when MSNBC, CBS, NBC, ABC and virtually every other news network reports that the 911 call recording that they played for their viewers was “unaltered”, yet was shamelessly edited to make it sound like George Zimmerman was telling the operator that he was going after Treyvon Martin because he was black, that’s NOT indoctrination, right? When Keith Olbermann reports, as fact, less than 20 minutes after Gabriel Giffords was shot, that Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin had had personal communication with Jared Loughner, advocating he kill liberals and going on a 1/2 hour tirade blaming them, that’s NOT indoctrination, right? When the Young Turks host that replaced Keith Olbermann following his firing states that his only mission is to “destroy Fox News” and “educate young minds” while he does this, that’s not indoctrination, right? And when that same host, in his ardent defense of Anthony Weiner’s contention that “conservative hackers” broke into his Twitter account and planted the photos of his genitalia, hacked into a private Twitter account and released the name and location of a man who, he claimed was the “hacker” who committed the heinous act, thus endangering him and his family, that was actually news, right, NOT indoctrination…obviously. Of course, when the very next day, Anthony Wiener admitted that he had held more than 70 press conferences to deny his actions and had lied in every press conference, hoping that the media would go after an innocent and forget about investigating his lies, did host Cenk Uygur apologize or report that he had made a horrible mistake? Of course not, Eric. After all, if he HAD apologized, it would have cast HIM as a lawless hacker bent on the destruction of an innocent man for the crime of believing differently than he does. By saying nothing, failing to apologize or admit to those very young people he is “educating”, THAT’s certainly NOT an example of an attempt at indoctrination, right? Ok, so it’s not…it’s just a pathological tendency to lie, excuse or cover up so long as there is the remotest chance that it might cast liberals in a bad light.  Or else they just “forget” or deem unworthy of mention any report on anything that could result in harm to their darling liberal politicos, say, like Harry Reid calling Obama “not black enough”, or Senator Robert Byrd being a leader of the Ku Klux Klan who recruited hundreds of young members and incited them to deadly violence against what he called “uppity niggers”. Or even Bill Clinton, who, in defending Robert Byrd’s racist history, said, “Look…., he was just trying’ to get elected”.  Oh, so, according to the media and liberal politicians, if you’re a liberal who’s “just trying’ to get elected”, it’s okay to be a racist monster responsible for the deaths and terrorizing of black families. I don’t think that you define “indoctrination” the same way that a moral member of society would.  Apparently, what I would call vapid, unforgivable hypocrisy and lies means “truth” to you and the liberal media who so obviously have captured your admiration. That being the case, I don’t mind being called “indoctrinated” by you. 

  • new2la

    LOL….another economics failure!

  • Anonymous

     I gamble no more. Only you do Peter Cottontail.

  • Anonymous

    Fox News viewers are not at the bottom because they are dumb, they are at the bottom because they are stubborn and ignorant.  They refuse to accept the views from other stations because they have been brainwashed by Fox News, rush, glenn beck, etc… that all other media sites are slanted, lame stream, etc.

  • SoThere

    The only dumb ignorant idiot is you strtlk.

    Folks, have you had enough of this idiot yet?

  • Anonymous

    strtlk is right.  Fox news is like a religion, you have to be a person of faith to believe what they tell you. 

  • SoThere

    If telling the truth is your example of a religion, well hallelujah for Fox News.

    So you’re an Atheist like strtlk is, that’s fine. Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha

    Ha Ha Ha Ha ha

  • Anonymous

    new2la  you must be one of the “simple-folk” who believes the “FOXTITUTES”  on fox news. You’re living proof that fox viewers are the most misinformed.  Thank you.

  • Anonymous

    WRONG it’s a new poll verifying the first poll.  Fox viewers are staying consistantly stupid.  They are “willfully ignorant” and never question anything.  Why is that?

  • Anonymous

    The “simple-folk” who watch fox, can’t count. That’s why they watch fox.

  • Anonymous

    Fox wouldn’t know the truth if they tripped over it.  Fox news has an agenda, the agenda of the republican party. Plain and simple.  The baby jesus and the 99% don’t like the way fox tricks the “Simple-folk” like you.

  • greywolfrs

    Oh please, at least try to act like you have some intelligence.

  • greywolfrs

    Yeah, cooked up numbers. You know the e-mails admitting they cooked the numbers. I know that doesn’t fit into the left wing stupidity. What should we do about it? Maybe prove it is even an issue, before acting like a bunch of drones, there you are…

  • SoThere

    Youz funny, your favorite news source MSNBC doesn’t even hide their Liberal Progressive bias or the fact that Obama sets their agenda.

    My agenda is electing President Romney and sending your savior packing.

    The only “simple folk” are people like you who think that I care what an ignorant leftist has to say.

    Liberals suck, (pun intended vacuman) Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha

    OBTW, stay stupid, you’re really good at it. Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha

  • Anonymous

    Vacman, here’s the deal: you clearly are not using the same level of scrutiny on your own beliefs as you do on others (in is case Fox viewers). It’s actually what most people do, but you should really be aware of this. FYI, just a quick web search for mediamatters.org misstatements will bring up a long list of errors, apologies and retractions from them. In fact, just reading their mission statement should clue one in that they are coming to the table with an obvious bias: “to monitor…conservative misinformation.” Really? Now if their goal was ANY misinformation, then, yes, we could possibly look to them as an unbiased observer…but he reality is at they are far from it.

    And the truth about global warming (if you got your news from all sources) is that it is far from a decided scientific fact. The fact alone that pro-global warming scientist sign petitions and vote on it should let you know it is not science. (Here’s a hint: no scientist has to vote on gravity.)

    So, please, go do your homework (i.e. read something other than msnbc.com or watch something other than CNN) and then we’ll have an informed discussion – and you won’t have to resort to trying to make a point by only name calling.

  • Tyler Rozelle

    Actually the correct answer to question number 6 is:  In December, House Republicans agreed to a short-term extension of a payroll tax cut, but only if President Obama agreed to make a decision on the Keystone Pipeline within 60 days. The extension of the Bush era tax cuts was a lame duck compromise back in Dec of 2010. Btw I’m technically a Fox viewer…

  • http://www.facebook.com/ken.rohrer Ken Rohrer

    From looking at the questions, they answers are subjective. For example, If a conservative was to answer with the true percentage of unemployed, no doubt they would be counted wrong because the official doctored number is 8.1%. Also, although the Republican Party declared Santorum the winner in Iowa, Ron Paul actually won more delegates (28). No doubt both liberals and conservatives would answer that one wrong. It is apparent that the questions are biased and therefore the questioners have lower IQ’s.

  • http://www.facebook.com/ken.rohrer Ken Rohrer

    Liberals are expert at logical fallacies. They use them when they attempt any debate. Either the source is stupid or they change the subject. Note the fallacy he used when commenting to you.

  • vieteravet

    Yeah, but you have to be an idiot to listen to NPR!

  • http://www.facebook.com/ken.rohrer Ken Rohrer

    Right, because liberals just “know” it.

  • vieteravet

    Jesus wasn’t a liberal, you’re an athesist, you know nothing about Christanity or the Bible.

  • Anonymous

    Oh Glenn, you just proved your opponents right. The problem at FOX News is precisely the biased selection of questions. You, as an ex-FOX propagandist, fail in the exact same way in your blatant selection of information. And how on earth, for goodness sake, do YOU have the authority to measure intelligence. It’s the biggest joke I’ve heard today. Beck is definitely a rodeo clown.

  • SoThere

    I didn’t have a problem with any of the questions.  This is just another of Obama’s worshipers faking another study.  They’re good at that.  How many OWS people did they survey or people who watch MSNBC? MSNBC are the stupidest people in the country, they think Obama didn’t increase the debt by 5.6 trillion dollars and have a chart to prove it !!!!

    LMAO

  • vieteravet

    I took an IQ test while finishing my MAEd, it was 140, I love FOX.  Now being a conservative, vacuum head will call me either a liar or stupid or moron.  If you don’t agree with them they attack! I attack too but only when provoked

  • vieteravet

    You must watch MSNBC.  they decry FOX, but FOX beats them every night!

  • Anonymous

    How do you get a robot to acknowledge his programming? How do you get a religious fanatic to acknowledge the faults in his religion? How do you get a Republican to acknowledge his ideal government is as much a nanny state than any other? How do you get a FoxNews watcher to take his head out his butt?

  • Anonymous

    These are the questions that should be answered:

    How do you get a robot to acknowledge his programming? 
    How do you get a religious fanatic to acknowledge the faults in his religion? 
    How do you get a Republican to acknowledge his ideal government is as much a nanny state than any other? 
    How do you get a FoxNews watcher to take his head out his butt?

  • Anonymous

    Nope. I have never ever watched it. LOL. You just proved you are a brainwashed FOX-BOT? LOL. What an idiot! Get off the freaking television. Read a book.

  • Anonymous

    I’m surprised he didn’t follow up with a personal attack and phonetically spelled profanity. That’s what they do when they’ve lost the argument.

  • new2la

    And you are from…?

  • new2la

    LOL!

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/6JNGGDNMWTLWKE6RR6XQZXL7GE S.Roberts

     Eric sounds thoroughly indoctrinated to me.

  • Anonymous

    HaHaHa……so its not because we appreciate Fox for information and news not provided elsewhere, how were these people paid for this study….grants, federal funds. Out of touch and no idea have they as to how many “Democrats” aren’t voting for “Democrats” any longer…
    thanks for the info.

  • Anonymous

    So there, this was a study conducted by Fairleigh Dickerson Universiy.  How can yo question it’s credibility?  You’re living proof the study is correct.  Your so mis-informed  you can’t follow a chart.  Why is that?

  • Anonymous

    The question is this, Do you believe what you hear from the news at fox, Or would you rather listen to Chris matthews, Remember he’s the one that feels something warm run down his leg when the president talks. Don’t tell Chris what just happen to him when he gets that feeling, you and I know he just pissed his pants.

  • Anonymous

    How can you believe what you hear from the “FOXTITUTES” on fox news.  That’s the reson for the poll.  It show’s how the fox viewers are easily mis-led “simple-folk,” like yourself.  Why do you insist on proving their point?

  • Anonymous

    I never said that being popular means one is always wrong or that being unpopular means one is right. I was not trying to make a statement about Fox’s accuracy, I only meant to say that the popular = right argument is a faulty argument. It may be correct in some instances but it might be wrong in other instances. That’s all I was trying to get at.

  • Anonymous

    But In-N-Out and Five Guys are rated the top burger chains.

    Anyway his point is that just because something is most supported doesn’t mean it’s necessarily most accurate. It might be… but it might not be. Odds are most people commenting here disagree with the vast majority of climate scientists when it comes to climate change. If we were to adopt a “most popular position is right” philosophy then you’d have to accept anthropogenic climate change as something that is occurring since most climate scientists have that view.

  • Sunshine Kid

     Frankly, ALL news media are skewed one way or another.  I have yet to find a news media that just reports what’s happening without putting their own spin on things.

    You like to pick on Fox, as does some others, simply because it doesn’t toe the line of other lame stream media outlets, but never seem to have a problem with MSNBC’s offerings that are absurd to the point of it would take an idiot to believe some of its garbage, even to the point of quoting a comedian’s sarcastic wit as “news”, yet I have never seen one comment from you or your trolls putting down a stupid off-the-wall comment by a competing news outlet; your whole attack is at ONE news source.

    When you can be fair (or even balanced), we might have some reasonable discussions.

  • Sunshine Kid

     Cute.  Try now to come up with something intelligent, OK?

  • Anonymous

    uncchap, The only only people who don’t think that global warming is occuring are the climate deniers and the “simple-folk” who watch the “FOXTITUTES” on fox news. Let me ask you one question.  If you wanted to study climate change what type of scientist would you consult?  

  • Sunshine Kid

     You might note that the Koran also advocates slaves.  It also promotes stoning to death, physical removal of body parts and so forth.  Does that make you feel any better to know you are so good at religion?

    Christians don’t practice stoning to death, but Muslims do to this day.  Perhaps you should grow out of the past a bit, and quit living up to your name, where NOTHING exists in a vacuum, vacmancannot.

  • Sunshine Kid

     Love your comment.  Vacmancannot practices health practices of the mind and body.

    Boy, will he be surprised, dying of absolutely nothing, just like his thinking!

  • Sunshine Kid

    You do realize that we don’t keep slaves anymore, right?

    Oh, sorry, I forget you can’t relate to current events.

  • Sunshine Kid

     atl134, you might have been trying to get at the point, but you lost the argument!

  • http://twitter.com/2WarAbnVet 2WarAbnVet

    Just what we expected from a study conducted by “Fairly Ridiculous” University.

  • Anonymous

    What are all these liberals doing on Glenn Becks site? They must see him as a threat. By the way Fox News sucks just like the rest of them. All government puppets there too. Why do think Glenn Beck left them?

  • Sunshine Kid

    I just love it when a troll goes off the deep end with an unrelated topic!  It’s either scratch the head in disbelief or roll on the floor laughing!

  • Sunshine Kid

     Yes, but Fox gets the label “FOXTITUTES” from trolls.  Just from your post (I did not verify it), it appears that you have put the “FOXTITUTES” label on the other networks!

    If your post is based on facts, good on you – it made MY day!

  • Sunshine Kid

     If it is so ridiculous as you say, why are the stories there for us to read?

    Your concerns for distortions of the news by Fox and the GOP is not balanced by your concern for distortions by the other news media and the DNC.  Otherwise, you wouldn’t be here trying to distort and disrupt, now would you?

  • Sunshine Kid

     Yes, we see how you are trying to “educate” us.

    Thanks, but no thanks.  Let me know when you are not quite so unbalanced.

  • Anonymous

    You said “Being popular doesn’t necessarily mean something is accurate.” That was an inference. You may be saying now that popular = right is a faulty argument, however being right and being accurate are two different things. Fox enjoying high ratings is accurate. Saying that Fox viewers are the least informed is not right, nor accurate.

  • Sunshine Kid

     Right, garbage in your brain results in garbage coming out your mouth, all over web sites and reader blogs.

    Better get a new keyboard – I think your current one just threw up.

  • Sunshine Kid

    Awwww, I was just about to try to sell that one outside of Bellevue!!!  Not as big, but it has a house on it, and motorists drop money off as they go by!

  • Sunshine Kid

     Actually, yes I have.  Pure drivel, just like your posts, vacuumhead (thanks for that moniker, Greywolfrs, hope you don’t mind my using it).

  • Sunshine Kid

     You know, cooked up numbers, like cow flatulence being a major cause, as so forth.  You mean, you never went on Media Matters and saw that one?

  • Sunshine Kid

     Losing the fight and resorting to profanity?

    Oh, right, normal lefty tactic!

  • Sunshine Kid

     Yes, OWS has your back.  And a knife in it.

  • Sunshine Kid

    Interesting that you say “The baby jesus” [SIC] and claim there is no God in other posts.  IF (and that is a BIG IF) you were a Christian, you wouldn’t be as hateful as you are, and you would understand respect and truth.

    In fact, because you are so hateful, I enjoy bringing you down a few more notches on the IQ ladder whenever you post.  Sometimes, punishment is just fun to give to those so deserving of it, especially when they try to twist passages of the Bible as you have done.

    Oh, and by the way, “99%” is a false figure.

  • Sunshine Kid

     Even the liberal professors and educators I would doubt could count accurately.

  • Sunshine Kid

     Vacuum head cannot reason, much less count.  I wonder if he graduated Kindergarten?

  • Sunshine Kid

     And you question everything, right?  If so, why do you parrot so much?

  • Sunshine Kid

     Preschool, I would imagine.

  • Sunshine Kid

     More than enough of his idiocy.

  • Sunshine Kid

     Vacmancannot is being sought by Hoover and Kirby.  They want to improve their vacuums!

  • Sunshine Kid

     How do you unravel fine tapestry?

  • Sunshine Kid

     WELL SAID, UNCchap!

  • Anonymous

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    Mister,   The enemy has you in his grip. I will pray for you.   Mr. Simple-folk

    —–Original Message—– From: Disqus Sent: May 24, 2012 3:39 PM To: azhw523@earthlink.net Subject: [glennbeck] Re: Fox News viewers the least informed?

    vacmancan wrote, in response to VeteranJack48:
    The scriptures were written by guys who didn’t know where the sun went at night.  And you’re talking their advice?  The bible tells you how to treat your slaves, how can you believe in a book like that?  Are you one of the “simple-folk”?

    Link to comment

    VeteranJack48 wrote:
    You obviously have NO clue what Scriptures ‘tells you’! —–Options: Respond in the body to post a reply comment.
    To turn off notifications

  • Sunshine Kid

     In your case, vacuum head, a “political scientist”.

    Figure this in your head (if you can):  In the last century was a call about global COOLING (not warming).  It was in the papers all the time in the 1950s, and fingers were pointed at the coldest winters on record in the mid-1940s.  It was claimed that burning fossil fuels and weapons dropped during wartime led to blocking of the sun’s warmth. 

    Now the SAME ARGUMENT is saying that burning fossil fuels and dropping bombs creates a greenhouse effect – and this after cleaner burning engines were developed to make fuel burning less dirty and warfare much less polluting than it used to be.

    Obviously, the “scientists” that make these claims have no idea what they are talking about!

    Having an intelligent discussion with a dumb liberal is an exercise in laughter!

  • Sunshine Kid

    I think liberals are on this web site because they are closet masochists.

    Either that, or they are paid to be here.

  • http://goo.gl/SUQxK Right Fielder

    What conservatives in their right mind would admit they listen to NPR or watch MSNBC? It’s not just the over-sampling of Republicans that stinks, it’s the fact that NPR and MSNBC are embarrassing American aberrations. They are train wrecks and only the most perverse individuals will admit that they make an effort to watch a bloody train wreck.

    The Fairleigh Dickinson University “poll” FAILED.

  • http://goo.gl/SUQxK Right Fielder

    Oops. You left out a question.

    How do you get FineTapestry to acknowledge pudknocker status?

  • http://goo.gl/SUQxK Right Fielder

    vacmancant, you live in a freaking glass house! Good grief, man, quit throwing stones. Send your lousy post back to editing, and quit sending more than one post. One tortured tale is enough.

  • Anonymous

    Which scientists would I consult?

    Probably just the majority of the American Meteorlogical Society scientists:

    http://www.forbes.com/sites/jamestaylor/2012/03/14/shock-poll-meteorologists-are-global-warming-skeptics/

  • Rusty The Clown

     Did somebody say Clown? I’ll be your clown baby. You look a little like Glenn but I can overlook that. Give Uncle Rusty a kiss now.

  • landofaahs

    O.K. little boy you have been asking for this. I will address your slave comment about the Bible later. It is amazing to me that you are so concerned about slavery in the Bible when you yourself promote it at the here and now. How so do you say.
    The federal govt. wants to tell me what I can eat, drink, say, and in so many instances how to do what should be mine and my own business only. The govt. wants to tell me how to raise my children, what to drive etc. These are all things that slaveholders do to their slaves. The govt. also by taxation uses forced conscription of ones labor to foster another form of slavery. These are all things promoted by progressive democrats of which you are one. So you are a slaveholder wannabe. That is the history of the democrat party.
    Now to your mocking of the Bible because of slavery. There is a compassionate reason for this practice in the Bible that would escape the mind of an occupooper. I will give my thoughts on it in the future, but not to you because that would be casting pearls before swine, which you have proven to be in your posts. I will post it when I have time in the next weeks, but not to you.
    I do have something to OCCUPY your pea size brain though. Ponder this acronym and see if you can figure out it’s meaning. U.R.F.R.A.S.C.O.N.E. Now that is funny;)

  • Anonymous

    Here is the methodology of the survey:”The survey by Fairleigh Dickinson University’s PublicMind was conducted by telephone from Feb. 6 through Feb.12, 2012, using a randomly selected sample of 1185 adult residents… The margin of error for a sample of 1185 randomly selected respondents is +/- 3 percentage points… PublicMind interviews are conducted by Opinion America of Cedar Knolls, NJ, with professionally trained interviewers using a CATI (Computer Assisted Telephone Interviewing) system. Random selection is achieved by computerized random-digit dialing.”  

    Here is the methodology of Glenn Beck:
    Call ONE random guy, who DOES NOT even watch the Fox News to prove that people who watch the Fox News are well informed. 

    see the original survey for yourselves:
    http://publicmind.fdu.edu/2012/confirmed/final.pdf

  • Sandie

    LMAO!

  • http://www.facebook.com/clints.back Clint’s Back

    ROTFLMAO If you have enough attention span to completely read slkgej6′s reply you will see that you also just lost the argument. My advice to you would be to stop guzzling the koolaide!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jaron-Talotta/1120747835 Jaron Talotta

    Yes, thats how you do a poll…ask ONE person…

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jaron-Talotta/1120747835 Jaron Talotta

    and this guy doesn’t even watch FOX news apparently…what does this prove again…?

  • Anonymous

    Damon  Thanks for the info on the survey, but you have to remember, that you’re dealing with the “simple-folk” who watch he “FOXTITUTES” on fox news.  People who watch fox are not critical thinkers, and they are not concerned with facts.  Why is that?

  • Anonymous

    How did the “poll” fail?  The poll proved what we already knew.  Fox news is like a religion,you have to be a person of faith to believe what their saying.  Why is that?

  • SoThere

    Financed by Soros or some other Leftist Liberal morons.

    I question everything that sounds like garbage from you idiots. You leftist have tried this in the past and it didn’t work and this crap won’t work this time either.

    If this is all that you idiots have then electing President Romney is going to be a walk in the park.

    LMAO

  • Anonymous

    I feel for you trying to reason with the people on this website.  You are absolutely correct.  

  • Anonymous

    So you can take certain things in the bible like slavery and say they’re not current, yet use the same bible to oppose gay marriage, as if it’s relevant?

  • Anonymous

    Still, you offer no proof, just an opinion.  I would welcome proof.   I have noticed that no one offeres proof for their opinions.  What do you mean when you say “see how this works?”. Please use your ratiocinative skills and explain.  All I ask is that some sort of  evidence to support your claims, not just opinion.  Thanks.

  • Anonymous

    Apparently, you don’t question the credibility of anything that comes from the left.  You’re living proof that lefties are lemmings.  And, yes, FD University is just another lefty infested school, so anything coming from them is questionable.  Libs are liars.  We all know that.  So answer this:  if the study said the opposite, would you be here admitting you were wrong all along?  No, you’d say the study was bogus.  Just go away, troll.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Sandra-Deyton/100000746685139 Sandra Deyton

    I am sure that you watch “thrill up my leg” Chris Matthews and “all whites are racist” Al Sharpton on MSNBC and believe everything they say.  People are looking for “truth in journalism” and have decided that the MSM are merely mimicks of the Obama rhetoric.  It has always amazed me that when a liberal doesn’t know what they are talking about, they resort to name calling, i.e., “stupid”.  Checking the truth of a matter is very simple.  It is called “Google Search”, so try it sometimes.  The majority of Americans who want the truth of any statement will take the time to research the answer.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XLMXAPASH67DX4LWFAPSSAHKVY Last in Line

    I don’t think Fox viewers are the dumbest…Especially if they watch Judge N. However, Fox News IS a corporate Counsel on Foreign Relations member, so as a Fox viewer you only know partial truths of what they want you to know, and only what suits their agenda. I’ll even toss out an example…Watch the Glenn Beck FEMA camps videos on Youtube, and you’ll see Fox’s CFR censorship in action.
    The CFR owns over 90% of ALL MSM media…MSNBC, CNN, your local newspaper, etc…all have the same AP feeds and masters telling them which topics of the week to discuss, and crafting the ‘stories’ they tell you. 
    Why would the CFR want opposing news such as Fox and MSNBC? Simple- divide and conquer. If Democrats and Republicans are distracted from real issues and focused on fighting each other, those who sit in power can get things done from behind the curtains, and no-one sees it happen. 
    In a world of deception the closest thing we have to real news is to do lots of research on our own from many sources, then make our own judgments based on our findings which is too much effort for most people.
    Did any of you think 10 years ago that Russian news (RT) would be broadcasting more meaningful news, and feed us less propaganda (not implying RT is spot on) than our own giant media groups? I didn’t.

  • SoThere

    ” the poll asked New Jerseyans about current events at home
    andabroad, and from what sources – if any – they get their information.”

    That’s a great base to poll, I wonder if “Snooki” was in the survey.

  • Anonymous

    LOL. No thanks.

  • Anonymous

    [so lame]

  • bumpkinpm

    Its just more propaganda to dis the republicans.  Divide and conquer.

  • Anonymous

    ok let me enlighten all of you. darom, thanks for the link i read it to the very end where it says,
     “The FDU PublicMind study was based on a poll of 1,185 resident adults nationwide, including an oversample of Republican voters, and was conducted by landlines and cell phones from Feb. 6 through 12, 2012, and has a margin of error of +/-3 percentage points.”
    So since they took the oversample of republican voters that does 2 things, 1) throws off the poll completely becuase of weighted numbers on the republican side. 2) proves that the poll was not “random” as you claim it was.  I wanna see the numbers where they don’t include an oversample of republican voters. The number for fox news would be exponentially larger than that of MSNBC I assure you. MSNBC which also did bad “partisan sources, such as Fox News and MSNBC, has a negative impact on people’s current events knowledge.” the poll convienently excludes the number of viewers who only watch “just” MSNBC. This poll proves absolutley nothing.

  • Anonymous

    You bloggers amaze me. I watch Fox News exclusively and I easily answered all those questions. People who watch NBC, CBS and ABC are clueless about the world news. Sure if you want to know some trivia they are great sources. I am tired of reading your rants about how bad Fox News is. It is all crap. If you want twisted lunacy propaganda then waste your time watching the crap on CNN and MSNBC, I don’t care. Just stop belittling people who are really informed about world events. Better yet, go get your news like most of the country, from Jon Stewart and Comedy Central.

  • Anonymous

    Eric, go blow it out your ass.

  • Anonymous

    Again talking like you are better than everyone else huh vacmancan.  Oh and why don’t you try actually reading the link Damon put up. It clearly shows that the poll was riged against Republicans by the way no one cares about Republicans.  It the Tea Party that you liberals and communists have to watch out for. We outnumber you AND republicans by far.  Now why don’t you stop thinking you are better than everyone else and actually show a bit of human thought and shut up

  • http://www.facebook.com/garak99 Bill King

    FOX (We make it up and you Fools believe It” News Ha Ha  anyone with 1/2 a Brain could tell you FOX is not News it just the Media Arm of The Tea Party Republican Wingnut Division have you ever seen a FOX host when a guest says that President Obama is a Kenyan Muslim say “WTF are you talking about are you that stupid” or if they call the President a Socialist say “Hey buddy asking for fairness and reasonable college tuition interest rates in not a Socialist it’s common sense” Watching FOX is one thing believing it is another

  • http://www.facebook.com/garak99 Bill King

    MSNBC is more opinion than news as far as straight news NPR is the best

  • Anonymous

    One quick question.  What is a good progressive/Libreal website that i can go to and post comments like on this site?  I tried Media Matters but they have some control thing that basicly said they get to choose what posts are put on the site so my conservative view isn’t going to be represented.  So what sites can i talk freely like on this site but is a liberal site?

  • Anonymous

    Easy. Let go of your right-wing bigotry. I’ll be in threads all over the floor.

  • new2la

    How can you not?

  • http://goo.gl/SUQxK Right Fielder

    In keeping with your gravatar and overall persona.

  • Anonymous

    My gravatar is Glenn Beck. And yes, he’s lame.

  • Anonymous

    Bill fox news is like a religion, you have to be a person of faith to believe what the “FOXTITUTES” on fox news are telling you.fox tells you

  • Anonymous

    I know I’ve been impressed with the intelligent quotes and cogent thoughts expressed by members of Occupy Wall Street!   [OK, I'm bullchitting since the effete, pseudo-intellectual snobs at Fairleigh Dickenson University (Wherever the hell THAT is) started it!]

  • http://goo.gl/SUQxK Right Fielder

    Their over-sampling nullifies any reasonable confidence interval, which reflects the applicability of their poll results for the given sample of available voters. In other words, they failed at pushing their agenda. The only people that bought into their poll results are clueless.

    Your bias is showing so your opinion as it relates to the value of the poll is worthless.

  • http://goo.gl/SUQxK Right Fielder

    You help make my point. Too easy…

  • Anonymous

    go to mediaite or the huffington post

  • http://goo.gl/SUQxK Right Fielder

    They have nothing better to do, they’re a bunch of pudknockers. Plus, it’s likely their IPs have been banned at the left-wing sites. Even those people have limits.

  • Rusty The Clown

     So what do you recommend people should watch?

  • Sunshine Kid

    *Slavery is not marriage. Sexual deviants are not saints. And your comparing the two separate points is absurd.
    *

  • Anonymous

    Drewsco!! I am still waiting for the proof that the Fox female commentators must sign a contract denying global warming.  Please post the proof!

  • Anonymous

    I ask Dresco for proog of his statements, no proof.  Would you please offer proof for your statements regarding lies by Fox News.  Please give one example of a lie they have reported as truth.  thanks.

  • http://www.facebook.com/joseph.aubuchon.9 Joseph Aubuchon

    Eric, sounds like someone has been indoctrinated already.  You’d make Joseph Goebbels proud.  Next time you try to speak on behalf of Fox News’ intentions, don’t.

  • Anonymous

    As in ” If you’re not a Socialist or a Progressive you’re stupid ! ” Ha…
    spoken like a true advocate of the global leftist.  

  • http://www.facebook.com/garak99 Bill King

    I was thinking who is less informed about news than FOX Viewers ? FOX on air staff

  • Anonymous

    when MSNBC “reports” in 2011 that 41% of the population approves Obamas “job performance” and at the same time forgets to “report” that 47% of the population do NOT approve Obamas “job performance”…..who is indoctrinating ??

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Lee-Sullivan/100000256745869 Lee Sullivan

    Oh Glenn…I miss you so much on Fox News!

  • vieteravet

    I’m not on the TV, it’s a flat screen it would hurt! I’m the idiot, but make disparaging comment about something you’ve never watched? Who’s calling whom an idiot?

  • Anonymous

    He interviews a single NON-Fox News viewer to disprove a poll about Fox News viewers, AND THE GUY GOT QUESTION #6 WRONG.  Glenn Beck didn’t even know the answer. (The 2-month extension in December was made when Obama promised that the Keystone Pipeline would get an expedited review.)  Google it or see here: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/17/us/politics/boehner-ties-oil-pipeline-to-payroll-tax-bill.html

    Jesus Christ, the idiocy here is rampant.

  • Anonymous

    I’ve watched Fox News, I have never given a second of my time to MSNBC. And I can tell you this: FOX News is as biased and misinformed as it gets.

  • Anonymous

    1?  I can find dozens.  Just go to any fact-checking site.  They got the
    2009 and 2010 “Lie of the Year” awards on PolitiFact.  John Stewart
    does a good roundup here: http://tinyurl.com/3zga2jt

  • Anonymous

    Because FOX routinely tells people what they want to hear, even when contrary to reality.

  • new2la

    Oh p……lease!   

    peeb4….don’t bother.   I went on there and half my comment was missing and when I clicked on the more….,   I couldn’t even make out what was written.   You know how when you take a picture on top of another, it comes out a double negative?   That’s what I saw..words on top of other words.   Couldn’t make out original content.

  • Anonymous

    Really? And what do YOU learn from CNN? MSNBC? ABC, NBC,CBS? What YOU want to hear? Or the same ol’ same ol’? Perhaps you read WaPo? NY Times? HuffPo? Newsweek? Time Magazine? Tell me, does that make you anymore informed than anyone else? The news is the same wherever you get it. You can’t change the facts. All you can change is the presentation, the slant, and whether a particular item is included in the headlines.

    I take it from your comment that you must listen to FOX routinely, in order for you to express your opinion as you have above. Perception is Reality. Apparently your opinions and perceptions are different than mine.

  • Anonymous

    Yes, I check in on FOX, GB and Rush regularly, more than I check MSNB which has a different, and opposite editorial bias.  Fox has news programs and it has editorial programs (Hannity, O’Reily etc), and I suspect ratings are higher for the many hours of editorial programs which give people what they want to here.  And news can programs can choose which facts to report (e.g. comparing Bush and Clinton deficit spending).  I’ll go beyond perception is reality and say, you choose reality when you choose the channel.  What do *you* want to hear?

  • Anonymous

    WOW! The libs couldnt post on this one fast enough. HMM! Why is that? Why is it the one network that “lies”. All the others tell the truth. Hmm. Interesting. If only they would all conform to your ideas than no one would “lie”. How about you all grow up and learn to have a discussion without spitting like a two year old.

  • Anonymous

    I want to hear you admit your own liberal bias. You believe anything you hear through media matters/WH communications talking points is facts? I choose not to believe anything not based on facts regardless of who reports it.

  • Anonymous

    Why is it so important to label me a “liberal”, so that you can stop listening and discount whatever I have to say?  Yeah, dude, I lean a little left, but not enough to be “liberal” on the spectrum.  Yet it doesn’t take a leftie to see that the FOX network is basically a propaganda channel for the Republican party.  MSNBC was a programming response to FOX having already done this (and done it very successfully and lucratively). FOX is not a news organization in the tradition of American journalism (networks, newspapers), there’s not the same research, there’s not the same concern to avoid bias.  The reality is, if you only tune to the sources you want to hear, you will only hear the “facts” they want you to hear, which will entrench your bias.  The fact that I have a bias does not make you any more objective, make FOX any better of a news organization, or make its listeners any better informed.

  • vieteravet

    Would you be kind enough to read what you first wrote to me, “Nope. I’ve never watched it.LOL.” Which time are you lying, before or now?

  • Anonymous

    This is a perfect example of a misinformed Fox viewer.

    First, if you’re talking about climate change, you talk to a CLIMATE scientist.  A meteorologist is about as qualified to give an opinion on climate science as a biologist is to do open-heart surgery.  I know they sound similar, like a biologist and a doctor sound similar, but they are different. I assume you’re smart enough to know the difference.

    Second, your conjecture about global cooling being in “all the papers” in the 40s and 50s is just false. Flat out false. There was no consensus back then — they didn’t even build the first climate model till 1967. They just started figuring out that humans were affecting the climate, and couldn’t tell how.  Some said warming, some said cooling, most said “I don’t know”  (They saw that aerosols cool and CO2 warms, and they didn’t have enough data to figure out which would dominate.)

    By the 1980s all the models were predicting the same thing, and right now you cannot find even a few CLIMATE scientists who disagree with human-caused global warming.

  • Sunshine Kid

    *Actually, miketwo, I was being sarcastic (if the “vacuum head” didn’t tip you off).

    I know full well what I wrote and also know that generally computers were not available to most scientists until the transistor brought the cost of computer experiments down to a reasonable venture. Indeed, the first computer had a massive four (4) kilobytes of memory, so could not do much more than simple arithmetic (remember that word?).

    Your statement that my statement of global cooling was “flat out false” shows that you are as blind as can be to writings of the period, and even before or even lately. As for global warming, the debate is not all conclusively agreed to by all scientists despite your suggestion that they are in full agreement with each other.

    For instance, try this site: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Features/GISSTemperature/giss_temperature4.php *

  • new2la

    That’s in CA only….you can’t get In-n-Out burgers anywhere else, so how can YOU make the comparison?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/VBSIKD3ONSFQFHT2KJGNIL2VE4 forced to stay

    One would have to be stupid, period, to believe that ‘Poll’.  A crazy person doesn’t know they’re crazy. 

  • Anonymous

    Learn how to read. I was clearly responding to your prejudice of me being an MSNBC watcher. Which I’m not. And if I was commenting from the beginning about FOX News, is because I watch it.

  • Anonymous

    Really? And just who do you think is shilling for the Preezy? ABC? Barbara Walters is so far up the POTUS’s ass, she doesn’t need to color her gray hair. NBC? Brian Williams could just as easily take Jay Carney’s place and do a much better job at it. Need I mention Jeff Immelt? CBS? Well they ARE beginning to straddle the fence. CNN? Fareed Zakaria has a straight line to the Preezy advising him on Arab relations in the Middle East. MSNBC? Well, they’re right there with Comedy Central, aren’t they?

    You jump all over me for labeling you a liberal, when your words spell it right out. I don’t know whose talking points you are following–well they all come from the same place, don’t they? You’re entitled to your own inconsistencies and irrational thought processes, but the facts speak for themselves.

    We’ve heard too much of the left wing propaganda for the last 4 years, specifically, to fall for their omission of facts and failures of accuracy in reporting.
    I don’t know where you get your information that FOX is not a news organization but clearly you are misinformed.
    The reality is that I tune OUT what I don’t care to listen to because of the lack of content and integrity in reporting as evidenced by the LSM media bias towards propaganda and WH talking points.

    The fact that you have a bias does not make your opinion fact or the basis for cogent argument.

    Now you run along back to your troll booth and leave the conservatives alone.

  • Anonymous

    You’ve had every opportunity to assemble a line of argument, but are merely arguing (it’s not the same thing).  Meanwhile, the assertion that FOX viewers are the least informed still stands: The survey mentioned by Glenn Beck was not disproven by his statistical sample of “one” person, not is it disproven by attacks in this thread on everything that’s not “right.” 

  • w. Parker

    And too many people continue to eat the pink goo at mcdonald’s knowing the meat is inferior/cheap, as does people as you who continue to get their news from the MSM regardless of the hate filled, left wing propaganda they spew.  Pink goo/left wing hate propaganda of the MSM - little difference and both satisfy the taste of the ignorant and uninformed.  Fox doesn’t cater to the stupid, they desire the intelligent conservative type, unlike yourself, who can’t tell the difference between pink goo and ground sirloin – propaganda vs facts

  • w. Parker

    Scientist who support anthropogenic climate change are in a minority compared to scientist who support a Natural Variability Proponent of climate change.  I don’t recall auto’s and factories being around when “nature” brought us into and out of the Ice Age.  Just another attempt by liberals via liberal media to “extort” money from the “haves” to be given to the “have nots”.   

  • w. Parker

    The Propaganda you’re spewing and the liberal scientist (ideological prostitutes) you’re referring to subscribe to the reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Created in 1988 by the World Meteorological Organization and the United Nations Environmental Programme, IPCC’s – liberal leaning scum who wants only to extort money from americans – and you’re falling for brainwashing by the MSM

  • Anonymous

    You mean when study after study after study flat out PROVES that just about EVERYTHING stated by Fox News has PROVEN to be FACTUAL by actual reality itself, Fox News facts are contrary to reality?  LOL The idiot liberal logic of you idiot liberals is just stupid, you know.

  • Anonymous

    The survey mentioned by Glenn Beck is, however, disproven by EVERY SINGLE fact of actual REALITY seeing as study after study after study actually DISPROVES this idiotic study.  You need to get an argument that does NOT conflict with actual reality, duplicitowse.

  • Anonymous

    Uhm, NO WHERE does the Bible say it actually okay to own slaves.  It says that NOWHERE in the Bible, vacman moron.  It does tell you how to treat your slaves, but it says NOTHING of it actually being ok to own them.  Again, you flat out prove that you have absolutely NO concept of what the Bible actually teaches.  You ought to actually try reading it once.

  • Anonymous

    Thing is, dgyrownhol, that slavery is not current, but homosexuality actually IS.  According to Romans, in the New Testament mind you, a man who sleeps with a man the same way he would sleep with a woman is an ABOMINATION in the eyes of God.  This is according to Romans.  Now, you do know what abomination means, don’t you.  Homosexuality, unlike slavery, IS current and IS as much a sin now as it was then.

  • SoThere

    You leftist continually come up with these phony studies and make the data conform to your premise.  This latest study is just a continuation of liberal fake science and propaganda fostered by liberal idiots.

    If this is all you leftist have, then electing Mit Romney is going to be a snap.  President Romney and us Conservatives will save this country and undo all the Marxist crap that leftists have forced on the American people.

  • Anonymous

    What distortions from Fox News and the GOP?  You do realize that study after study after study PROVES that Fox News does NOT distort the news like MSNBC and CNN have been PROVEN to do on a constant basis don’t you?

  • Anonymous

    Uhm, how can SoThere, or even me, question the credibility of the study?  What credibility, lol?  News flash, vacman moron.  This Fairleigh Dickerson University has NO credibility whatsoever.  It will continue to have absolutely NO credibility whatsoever until it actually reports something called the TRUTH.  That TRUTH will NOT conflict with reality either.

  • Anonymous

    Uhm, that’s NOT a lie.  The lie is that humans are the driving force behind climate change.  Fox News is simply being HONEST and reporting the TRUTH that humans are NOT the driving force behind climate change.  See where the difference is, nut job.  The difference is in the fact that Fox News is actually being HONEST unlike CNN and MSNBC, and Fox News is reporting the ACTUAL DOCUMENTED FACTS of climate change whereas CNN and MSNBC are NOT.  LOL  You liberal loons really need better arguments.

  • SoThere

    I question the credibility because I actually read the poll and who they asked the questions in the poll.

    It was not a study, (scientific or otherwise) and polls are biased by who, what and how the questions are asked.

    Fake liberal science once again.

    LMFAO

  • Anonymous

    A list of 
    lies, distortions, oomissions, half-truths, and false arguments that FOX news promotes promoted by, off all places, Mediamatters.com, lol.

    drewsco, you just proved yourself one of the biggest imbeciles on the planet.  A list of lies from a site that has been proven to do NOTHING but lie, distort, omit, and state one half truth and false argument after another doesn’t cut it, you know.  You do realize that Mediamatters.com is known ONLY for lying, distorting, omitting, and stating one half truth and false argument after another, don’t you?  Lies from KNOWN and PROVEN liars like Media Matters are simply ignored by rational, logical, reasoning, THINKING individuals, you know, lol.

  • Anonymous

    Umh, no.  Actually, the info they post are NOTHING but flat out LIES they use to smear Fox News.  And they have been refuted time and time and time again by many people on this site even.  I’m sure I’ve even refuted a few over the last few years I’ve been on this website.  Problem is, you idiots will believe ALL the lies that come from the left and you idiot libtards do NOTHING but COMPLETELY and utterly disregard the actual DOCUMENTED FACTS given to you by our side.  It’s what you idiots love to do.  You idiots love to disregard reality itself.

  • Anonymous

    Really, ’cause I have one on Pluto I’d like someone to take off my hands, lol.  Know anyone willing to buy it?  It’s goin’ for cheap.

  • SoThere

    Right on! Media Matters is full of idiots and paid assassins of Obama and the left.

    They have no credibility in the real world, only in Fantasy land and Obama land.

    If this is all the leftist have then electing Romney is going to be a snap. Even Obama is spewing this leftist garbage on the campaign trail, he has nothing else.

    Everyone I’ve talked to lately (even Democrats) have had enough of Obama and many switch channels when he comes on TV to spew his divisive garbage. People are tired of the leftists and are listening to Romney more and more because he talks about the economy.

  • SoThere

    They live in Obama FantasyLand.

  • Anonymous

    Indeed, SoThere.  It seems that for every bogus study like this one, there’s about 3 actually honest studies that come to a different conclusion, lol.  I mean, I’ve read several studies that prove beyond any and all doubt that Fox News is the most honest and trustworthy news station on the planet.  If that’s the case and Fox News lies, there’s no telling how much more the other stations lie, huh, lol?

  • Anonymous

    Let’s hope so ST.  I am tired of seeing Obama as our current President.  He is a disgrace to the highest seat in our nation.

  • SoThere

    You don’t become the No. 1 cable news channel for 11 years in a row by telling lies. People aren’t that stupid. However, MSNBC has a loyal following of leftists, I think there’s a couple of dozen of them.

  • SoThere

    President Romney will undo the Marxist crap with the help of real patriots in the House and Senate.

  • Anonymous

    Yes, and of the 15 highest rated cable news shows, Fox News holds the top 12, lol. Heck, even Red Eye, which comes on at 3 AM in the morning when most people are supposed to be asleep, is beating a couple shows CNN and MSNBC on prime time in total viewers and pretty much all of them in the targeted demographic. If a show on Fox News at 3 AM in the morning is actually beating their shows on Primetime, what does that REALLY say about them, lol.

  • Anonymous

    I hope so. Romney is certainly a much better choice than Obama has been the last few years.

  • Anonymous

    Fake liberal science! I like the sound of that. Best defense is a great offense. Fake liberal science…wow! Who’d a thunk someone would come up with a name like that to describe phoney stats. Very Good!!! lshipmp

  • Roger Holman

    This article is the biggest joke!!! I suggest you re-read it and tell me what’s missing…. The meat of the comments from GB et al is “Glenn set out … to prove otherwise”, “the methodology … increased Republican margin of error” and that “a fan … was able to give the right answers”.

    So, where’s the PROOF???  Because a GB fan (note: “a fan” clearly implies ONE) was able to give all the right answers, that the university is full of it???  On what planet does this make sense?  Where IS this so called proof?

    Note that the university contracted out polls to an independent company, which kinda lets the air out of the arguments that take swipes at the university… maybe Glenn should contract out a survey to find out how many Fox news fans think this article makes any sense at all.

  • Anonymous

    There are a couple of dozen of them, and they are ALL stupid. MSNBC is the stupid channel – all stupid, all the time.

  • http://www.facebook.com/garak99 Bill King

    I am neither masochist nor sadist I am a switch does that count ? 

  • http://www.facebook.com/garak99 Bill King

    Could be worst it could be from Liberty University 

  • Anonymous

    “As for global warming, the debate is not all conclusively agreed to by all scientists despite your suggestion that they are in full agreement with each other.

    For instance, try this site: [link]”

    Are we reading the same article?

    Your example is a typical, humans-have-caused-global-warming climate scientist. At absolutely no point in the article does he dispute this, or even suggest that this is in dispute. It sounds like you only read the first teaser paragraph…

    Or perhaps you don’t understand that this is what scientists do…?  Once a theory is well-established, the purpose of science is to explore the edges of that theory, where some contradictory data exists, and find explanations for them.  These explanations REFINE the original theory, they are not challenges to it.  At no point in the history of experimental science have these investigations overturned an original theory. Never.

    Take gravity for example.  After that was well established, people started noticing that the planet Uranus was not exactly following the laws perfectly.  They did a bunch of calculations and discovered — on paper — that another planet would explain the differences.  They pointed their telescopes to the sky and lo and behold, in exactly the right spot, there was Neptune.  At no point was this a challenge to the theory of gravity.  At no point did any scientist think “Newton is totally wrong.”  Even when Einstein came along with relativity, it was only a refinement.  Einstein’s equations simplify to Newton’s when you’re going a lot slower than light speed.

    Science is riddled with examples like this.  The article you cited is a scientist trying to refine the global warming theory by adding some extra details to it. In fact, the only reason he feels comfortable asking “Why was Earth cooling for a few decades?” is because it doesn’t make sense *in the context of global warming!*

    There is full agreement, and your article is further proof of that.

  • Sandie

    Sick how people watch that channel MSNBC and think of it and try to portray it as intellectual… how nutzoid is that. Those people can’t think beyond a couple yrs.

  • Todd Scheller

     That supposed independent company? Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Public Mind. Not really independent. Can you at least attempt to be honest?
    http://publicmind.fdu.edu/2012/confirmed/final.pdf
    % reported watching their local news, yet this data was not reviewed. Can you say “Biased polling”?
    Librals watching Fox were less well informed, lmao.

  • Anonymous

    “The largest effect is that of Fox News: all else being equal, someone
    who watched only Fox News would be expected to answer just 1.04 domestic
    questions correctly.”

    I watch Fox news the majority of the time.
    I knew the answers to 9.0 of the 9.0 questions.
    So, make that two fans.

    I look at ALL the scores being less than 1.6 out of 9.0 as a sad state for domestic awareness across the board. The poll only compares cases of dumb and dumber in those that were selected for polling.

  • Anonymous

    Fox is not news it’s opinion.  The problem is the “simple-folk” who watch fox think it is news.  The “FOXTITUTES” that sold their souls to fox, suck.  Why are they so evil?

  • Roger Holman

    Honestly…

    If you actually READ the document (that you linked to), it says “PublicMind interviews are conducted by Opinion America of Cedar Knolls, NJ…”

    So, are you saying that this company (Opinion America) is a division of the university?  Honestly?  Where did you get that?  Fox news???

    Just keep laughing, if it makes you feel better.  Please enjoy the Cool-aid while you’re at it.

  • Roger Holman

    The independent company used totally random contacts… how do you suggest this method would end up with dumb and dumber?  They did “oversample” Republicans (as mentioned in this article too), is this the dumb and dumber that you are referring to?

  • vieteravet

    Then you do watch it! get off yhe ‘fricken TV and read a book! How do you like it! I watch only Bill O’reilly

  • Anonymous

    I am surprised any of them can think at all. I mean, The Ed Show !?! Really?

  • Anonymous

    I don’t watch FOX News every night. I have watched it. It is really bad TV. As I read plenty, I like it very much, it doesn’t bother me, thank you.

  • Sandie

    It is pretty obvious that they are taught what to think, and then they are taught to believe it.

  • Anonymous

    Again, it’s telling that you have to label me (idiot leftist liberal) in order to dismiss what I’m saying in your mind.  So do tell about “study after study after study” that defends the factual integrity of FOX News.  Can you start by naming one study?

  • Anonymous

    I’ll do you 3 better, lol. Here are 4 links describing 4 DIFFERENT studies that PROVE beyond ALL doubt that Fox News is the MOST fair and balanced news station.

    http://www.mediaite.com/online/report-bret-baiers-special-report-is-more-fair-to-gop-candidates-than-networks/

    http://www.mediaite.com/tv/results-are-in-and-most-agree-fox-news-offered-more-balanced-election-coverage-than-msnbc/

    http://www.forbes.com/2009/11/14/fox-news-barack-obama-media-opinions-contributors-s-robert-lichter.html

    http://www.usnews.com/news/blogs/washington-whispers/2011/05/20/poll-fox-oreilly-most-trusted-news-sources

    Now, I advise you to actually get a brain cell or two. There are even MANY more studies than these. These are just the first links that pop up after googling it. Now, I challenge you. Find me a study that uses ACTUAL DOCUMENTED FACTS that disproves the claims of these studies, please. News flash. The bogus study here does NOT count because it does NOT utilize a single fact to speak of.

  • Anonymous

    Army:  Thanks for your list of four links.  In it, only one survey that could be called a “Study” is actually mentioned, the one by  Center for Media and Public Affairs (CMPA) which compares *one program* on FOX News with one program on the 3 networks.  Interestingly, CMPA claims to be non-partisan but apparently is 86% funded by conservative sources.  Your “study after study” claim falls flat.  C’mon Mr Army, stop insulting people on one hand and quoting the Bible on the other:  unless you’re using your anonymity to show us what’s truly in your heart.

  • Anonymous

    Sorry for the miscommunication Roger.
    I was not referring to the methodology used.
    I am not questioning the sampling methods used.
    The “dumb and dumber” comment was just pointing out that overall, the average % correct scores for any subgroup really sucked, with <2 of 10 correct.

    My concern is that the total electorate really does not have a clue, regardless of what party affiliation or news viewing habits. With everyone not having a good understanding of the issues, people will be voting based upon what they think they know and not necessarily the facts. Again, this applies to any type of group polled.I would have expected an average of 5 of 10 or better. The "people" obviously are not as smart as we give them credit for.

  • Anonymous

    VMC, that’s your opinion anyway. (couldn’t resist)
    I think my reply to Roger applies to you also. Are you one of the average that scored <2 out of 10? If so, that can explain your response.

    BTW.. Was it you that analyzed all the data to conclude that Fox was not news? Are you just repeating the opinion of someone who told their opinion to you? Do you really believe ALL other news besides Fox? Are you a MSNBC viewer?

    I know, I know, Fox is biased and only has opinions. NONE of what they say is true. ALL other stations are unbiased and ALWAYS tell both sides and all of the truth without inserting any personal opinions or color in their reporting.

    Kinda reminds me of that show "Fantasy Island" where dreams come true, no matter how strange.

  • Anonymous

    Leftists are not smart enough to discern BS when they see or hear it. That’s why MSNBC has any audience at all.

  • Anonymous

    this sounds like media matters and their nonsense,i dont listen to any of that nonsense its all liberal propaganda and should not be taken seriously, 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6OP5T4ZNDRTAR3PWCUCC55OZRA Dan McClellan

    When we used to play them in sporting events we called them Fairly Ridiculous.

  • Sandie

    They don’t when they smell it either … saying goes that you can’t smell your own stink.

  • Anonymous

    Nope, wrong, as you libtards usually are. In my 4 links, FOUR surveys were mentioned that could be called studies. You see, each link linked to a DIFFERENT study, lol. Guess you can’t count, either. Though I shouldn’t be surprised. You nimrods need to try harder to discredited DOCUMENTED FACTS, lol.

  • Anonymous

    Where is your proof that the females must sign a contract denying global warming, please show proof of your statement.

  • http://whyidontlikeglennbeck.tumblr.com/ I Don’t Like Beck

    I love how the article starts with “Glenn set out on radio this morning to prove otherwise” – but then doesn’t do anything to prove it other than saying the study was ridiculous. And he interviews a non-FOX news listener.

  • Brian

    The bible… source of truth????

    Exodus 21:20-21
    If a man beats his male or female slave with a rod and the slave
    dies
    as a direct result, he must be punished, but he is not to be punished if
    the slave gets up after a day or two, since the slave is his
    property.
    God is love.

  • Debbie Lass

    lol being most popular doesnt mean they are most informed.

  • Debbie Lass

    No, popluar because it is what viewers want to hear. Enough said. Does not make them facts.