It’s A Fact: Fox News Makes You Stupid

Or, perhaps the fact is, stupid people depend on Fox News for their misinformation.  At any rate

Yet another study has been released that proves that watching Fox News is detrimental to your intelligence. World Public Opinion, a project managed by the Program on International Policy Attitudes at the University of Maryland, conducted a survey of American voters that shows that Fox News viewers are significantly more misinformed than consumers of news from other sources. What’s more, the study shows that greater exposure to Fox News increases misinformation.  So the more you watch, the less you know. Or to be precise, the more you think you know that is actually false. This study corroborates a previous PIPA study that focused on the Iraq war with similar results. And there was an NBC/Wall Street Journal poll that demonstrated the break with reality on the part of Fox viewers with regard to health care. The body of evidence that Fox News is nothing but a propaganda machine dedicated to lies is growing by the day.

Nothing new to anyone who has observed the misinformation Fox has spewed for years.  But hard evidence is nice to see.  Not that Fox viewers will believe it.  Oh no, it’s, to them, all part of the ‘liberal conspiracy’ to undermine Fox, the ‘fair and balanced’ (I just threw up in my mouth a little bit) news source.  (HT Michael Ensley on FB).

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I am a Pastor, and Professor of Biblical Studies at Quartz Hill School of Theology as well as Adjunct at the Philippine Baptist Theological Seminary
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6 Responses to It’s A Fact: Fox News Makes You Stupid

  1. Gerard says:

    So you have “observed” Fox News rather than being one of the Fox News “viewers”. How much Fox News would you have to watch to turn an observer into a viewer?

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  3. Bob Schillaci says:

    I’m not certain of the ’cause and effect’, here. How do we know that “stupid people” are not merely drawn to FOX instead of being smart to begin with and then made “stupid” by FOX.

    What was the excuse for stupid people before FOX? National Enquirer?

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