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View Poll Results: Where do you get your news?
CNN 39 34.82%
BBC 32 28.57%
Le Monde Diplomatique 2 1.79%
Los Angeles Times 5 4.46%
New York Times 18 16.07%
Reuters 22 19.64%
Salon.com 5 4.46%
The Washington Post 13 11.61%
Slate Magazine 4 3.57%
World Press Review 3 2.68%
Alter.Net 2 1.79%
Wall Street Journal 23 20.54%
Barron's 3 2.68%
Al Jazeera 9 8.04%
Truthout 3 2.68%
The Nation 2 1.79%
Free Speech TV 2 1.79%
Project Censored 2 1.79%
Media Matters 2 1.79%
The Daily Howler 2 1.79%
Adbusters 2 1.79%
Center for Media and Democracy's PR Watch 2 1.79%
Fox News 46 41.07%
MSNBC 12 10.71%
Local News 18 16.07%
NPR 15 13.39%
PBS News Hour 7 6.25%
Institute for Public Accuracy 2 1.79%
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      09-11-2014, 11:44 AM   #89
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No Huffington Post option? hmm..
And what about the Onion?

It even says it's the "finest news source" in the title and it's on the internet, so it must be true.
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After last night's elections I flipped around on NBC, CBS, and ABC. Virtually no mention of the election, results, etc. I actually suffered through 1:15 of Good Morning America. The only mention of the election was to announce that Clay Aiken lost, but there's a new reality show coming about his campaign.
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After last night's elections I flipped around on NBC, CBS, and ABC. Virtually no mention of the election, results, etc. I actually suffered through 1:15 of Good Morning America. The only mention of the election was to announce that Clay Aiken lost, but there's a new reality show coming about his campaign.
Wow! If there were any fact that I had even less need to know than the one in red, it's the one in blue.

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I try not to stick to one news site in order to get additional info.
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I try not to stick to one news site in order to get additional info.
+1

What is most shocking to us old farts is that in the "old days" you couldn't go on TV and say something that wasn't fact checked or risk ridicule when it was disclosed that it wasn't factual. Now anyone can say anything...true or not and then have their "handlers" repeat it over and over again so that the uninitiated who haven't a clue, believe it because they heard several people say it...
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Oh Fox News, the PR wing of the republican party. "Keeping citizens ill-informed and in fear for 18 years, just the way to GOP likes it"

http://www.theguardian.com/media/201...im-city-claims
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I hate to admit it, but I prefer to watch Fox News

I am a native Southerner...I can't look away, I can't stop, I can't help myself.

I really try to watch other new programs, but within a few minutes I am thinking WTH is this crap...I just can't do it.

I am a Libertarian...If you can afford to feed a belt-fed MG42...well knock yourself out!!!
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Fox but it really isn't hard to filter out most of the slant or avoid particular shows/personnel.
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I hate to admit it, but I prefer to watch Fox News ...I can't look away, I can't stop, I can't help myself.

I really try to watch other new programs, but within a few minutes I am thinking WTH is this crap...I just can't do it.

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You may for your own sake just want to force yourself to watch something besides or in addition to Fox News.
About the only thing that seems good about Fox News is that it's not MSNBC. LOL (http://www.forbes.com/sites/jeffberc...hannel-by-far/)

Unrelated to Fox:
I often enough hear the term "intelligent news." News is nothing but facts presented coherently and comprehensively. How intelligent does one need to be to handle that? Indeed, news itself is neither intelligent nor dumb. It's just information, facts.

I mean really...is one going to contend that college educated, sometimes even folks with advanced degrees, people are incapable of witnessing an event and accurately sharing with others what they observed? Can such people not collect information and not simply say, "I/we spoke to "so and so" and read "such and such" documents and found X, Y and Z."? One doesn't have to be particularly intelligent to do that.

What does require some brains is making sense of it. Analysis does require intelligence. But, thank you very much, I think most folks can receive a set of facts and decide for themselves what impact it has for them. As for folks who can't (and there are some), well, how intelligent their "news" is should not be their concern. How intelligent they are is where their focus should lay, and their "action item" is to do something it.

When I turn on a news channel, I want to hear news. When I read an editorial or turn on the Sunday morning "talking heads," I want analysis and commentary. I don't mind that some news channels provide commentary, but they ought to be required to present news such that it is not mixed in with commentary and analysis. At least that way, those unintelligent folks to whom I referred above would at least know when they are hearing news and when they are not.

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Interesting analysis of Jon Stewart and The Daily Show:

http://nypost.com/2015/02/15/how-jon...-a-generation/
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Here's an analysis of the statement at the end of the above article. Viewers of Bill O'Reilly's show are as "informed" as NPR listeners. And - Fox News viewers are more "informed" than viewers of MSNBC, CNN, and the network news outlets.

http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-me...news-are-most/
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Here's an analysis of the statement at the end of the above article. Viewers of Bill O'Reilly's show are as "informed" as NPR listeners. And - Fox News viewers are more "informed" than viewers of MSNBC, CNN, and the network news outlets.

http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-me...news-are-most/
I'm not familiar with the Baltimore Sun writer who criticized the study that found in 2010 that Fox News viewers are more misinformed than are viewers of other news shows. The article stated that he took exception with the study:
Zurawik wrote, "what you have for the definition of a respondent who is considered ‘informed’ is essentially someone who agrees with the conclusions of experts in government agencies. When specific questions in the survey are framed around facts, like who was president when a certain piece of legislation passed, you can say someone is misinformed." But that’s not the case with some of this survey’s questions.
I read the article to which you liked. It cited the following two questions from the survey:
  • Is it your impression that most economists who have studied it estimate that the stimulus has created
    (a) saved or created several million jobs,
    (b) saved or created a few jobs, or
    (c) caused job losses.
  • Is it your impression that economists who have estimated the effect of the health reform law on the federal budget deficit over the next 10 years,
    (a) more think it will not increase the deficit,
    (b) views are evenly divided, or
    (c) more think it will increase the deficit.
I don't know about you, but regardless of what one's impression is, most economists either do or don't think one of the three options offered for each question. Whether one knows which of the three options is in fact what most economists who've studied the matters in question have concluded is something one knows or doesn't know. Either way, the answer is a demonstrable fact, not a matter of opinion. It doesn't matter if the survey respondents agreed with what most economists concluded; the question merely asks what the survey taker thinks most economists have concluded.

With regard to another question, I think the analysis provided is valid.
Do you think now that the American economy is:
(a) starting to recover, or
(b) still getting worse?"
I agree that if that question was intended to query the respondents about a quantifiable reality rather than an opinion, it was indeed a very poorly phrased question. To that end, I think that question and the answers respondents provided to it should have been discarded.

Be all the flaws of the 2010 survey as they are, Fairleigh Dickenson University in 2011 and 2012 conducted a similar survey and obtained similar results.
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