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12/17/10

Surpirse? Fox News Makes Voters Stupid

I find it quite sad that Ruppert Murdoch's propaganda machine is allowed to run amok, televising blatant lies and severely skewed information as, "fair and balanced," news. The implications of this study are in no way surprising. The numbers show that Fox News viewers were grossly more misinformed on current issues than those who got their information from other sources.

Our government cannot operate in a healthy manner when the public's opinions and beliefs are easily and williingly being shaped by those who have the money to broadcast and further their own agendas as, "news." This is shameful. The American public for too long have been made to stop thinking for themselves, lulled into easily believing everything they're told. "Don't think, tune in, and we'll tell you."

For the full survey results published by World Public Opinion, the Program on International Policy Attitudes at the University of Maryland click here (pdf).