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(Washington Post)   Obvious: empirical data collected since 2000 shows a boost in the GOP's share of the vote in all markets after Fox News is added to the local cable line-up. Interesting: but the "Fox Bump" is only about one half of a precentage point   (washingtonpost.com) divider line 22
    More: Interesting, Fox News, scientific methods, GOP, Republican, John Sides, elections in 2000, Pew Research Center, National Annenberg Election Survey  
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2013-07-08 12:59:40 PM
Fox news is better at covering breaking news than CNN or MSNBC. But their morning show seems like a TV adaptation of "Dumb and Dumber" and their evening programming seems like it was inspired by the film  Network.
 
2013-07-08 01:02:09 PM
Most people could only stomach to watch fox news if that sort of retardary already appeals to them, so one really wouldn't expect a huge bump.  Preaching to choir and all that.
 
2013-07-08 01:03:47 PM
It's almost like it's the job of a partisan media channel to promote the party line and push out the voting base every election. It also shows how terrible a job MSNBC is doing since Democratic turnout in off-year elections keeps getting worse and worse.
 
2013-07-08 01:04:01 PM
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Colbert Bump > Cocaine Bump > Ingrown Hair Bump > Unknown Bump on my penis > Fox Bump
 
2013-07-08 01:07:56 PM
Interesting: but the "Fox Bump" is only about one half of a percentage point


Yeah... but that 0.5 percent means a lot in most elections.
 
2013-07-08 01:11:47 PM

guilt by association: Interesting: but the "Fox Bump" is only about one half of a percentage point


Yeah... but that 0.5 percent means a lot in most elections.


Pretty small sample size... 1 election.
 
2013-07-08 01:17:37 PM
I've seen Fox viewers and that "bump" is more like 30lbs
 
2013-07-08 01:19:24 PM
FOX news mostly fires up the already converted base. Their BS style probably doesn't appeal to people who are weighing options carefully.
 
2013-07-08 01:25:26 PM
theknuckler_33: guilt by association: Interesting: but the "Fox Bump" is only about one half of a percentage point


Yeah... but that 0.5 percent means a lot in most elections.

Pretty small sample size... 1 election.

I beg to differ!  I think this is conclusive evidence that the Conservative Brand just needs to do more work in all those areas to get their message out - I mean, to report properly and let the population decide.  I say, there should be a octupling of Fox News availability on the local cable outlets - taking that 0.5% to a plus 4% swing (and conversely, a -4% loss from the Liberal Brand) and yielding wins across the nation.  It's math!  I think the public is crying out for this!  That's how we will win the war in Eurasia and beat back the hordes of latino voters.....and their Democrat Graphics - or demographics!
 
2013-07-08 01:36:44 PM

Bill the unknowing: theknuckler_33: guilt by association: Interesting: but the "Fox Bump" is only about one half of a percentage point


Yeah... but that 0.5 percent means a lot in most elections.

Pretty small sample size... 1 election.
I beg to differ!  I think this is conclusive evidence that the Conservative Brand just needs to do more work in all those areas to get their message out - I mean, to report properly and let the population decide.  I say, there should be a  octupling of Fox News availability on the local cable outlets - taking that 0.5% to a plus 4% swing (and conversely, a -4% loss from the Liberal Brand) and yielding wins across the nation.  It's math!  I think the public is crying out for this!  That's how we will win the war in Eurasia and beat back the hordes of latino voters.....and their Democrat Graphics - or demographics!


Your false flag will easily be spotted. They knew you libs would eventually want to have people marrying animals, but "octopus coupling"?  You sick bastard! May God have mercy on your soul.
 
2013-07-08 01:46:09 PM
...the "Fox Bump" is only about one half of a precentage point.

I'm not sure if subby was going for this, but that is a savant-genius typo.
 
2013-07-08 01:47:53 PM

Jekylman: ...the "Fox Bump" is only about one half of a precentage point.

I'm not sure if subby was going for this, but that is a savant-genius typo.


Well, you know what they say...

"when you are infromed..."
 
2013-07-08 01:49:19 PM
Interesting: but the "Fox Bump" is only about one half of a percentage point

Half a percentage point is less than the margin of error in any poll. So really, it's nothing.
 
2013-07-08 02:07:03 PM

theknuckler_33: guilt by association: Interesting: but the "Fox Bump" is only about one half of a percentage point


Yeah... but that 0.5 percent means a lot in most elections.

Pretty small sample size... 1 election.


That's not the sample size, that's the dependent variable. When the next election rolls around we can see if the results can be replicated.
 
2013-07-08 02:11:09 PM

simplicimus: Fox news is better at covering breaking news than CNN or MSNBC. But their morning show seems like a TV adaptation of "Dumb and Dumber" and their evening programming seems like it was inspired by the film  Network.


http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/mon-august-3-2009/master-rebators- -- the-crank-cycle

=Smidge=
 
2013-07-08 02:43:56 PM
the biggest "bump" is the ripple effect fox has had on american media. thanks to fox, way-beyond-the-fringe wackos like tea party birthers are now treated with "balance" whereas they would have once been (rightfully) ignored.

typical post-fox moderated exchange on CNN:

liberal: "2+2=4"
teabagger: "2+2=POTATO, AND YOU'RE UNAMERICAN FOR SAYING OTHERWISE"
moderator: "well, ok, i guess we'll just have to leave it there.
 
2013-07-08 02:47:25 PM

FlashHarry: the biggest "bump" is the ripple effect fox has had on american media. thanks to fox, way-beyond-the-fringe wackos like tea party birthers are now treated with "balance" whereas they would have once been (rightfully) ignored committed to an institution.


Fixed that.  It seemed off.
 
2013-07-08 02:56:07 PM
I don't know if that's a good or bad sign. Good that Fox News only pushed things by a half percent, bad that Fox News wasn't responsible for things.
 
2013-07-08 02:58:21 PM
Lies, damned lies, Fox News
 
2013-07-08 03:42:42 PM

WTF Indeed: It also shows how terrible a job MSNBC is doing since Democratic turnout in off-year elections keeps getting worse and worse.


To be fair, that probably has a lot to do with the fact that liberals/Democrats skew younger. I'm fairly certain that I've never actually watched cable news aside from clips on the Daily Show, whatever was playing on a public TV, or if the debates were on cable (were they?). There is basically nothing MSNBC could ever do to change that. I don't think I'm all that uncommon in that respect within my generation.
 
2013-07-08 06:18:12 PM

thurstonxhowell: WTF Indeed: It also shows how terrible a job MSNBC is doing since Democratic turnout in off-year elections keeps getting worse and worse.

To be fair, that probably has a lot to do with the fact that liberals/Democrats skew younger. I'm fairly certain that I've never actually watched cable news aside from clips on the Daily Show, whatever was playing on a public TV, or if the debates were on cable (were they?). There is basically nothing MSNBC could ever do to change that. I don't think I'm all that uncommon in that respect within my generation.


That's exactly correct. MSNBC is a TV channel designed for a demographic that is turning off the TV.
 
2013-07-08 10:54:01 PM

Glenford: theknuckler_33: guilt by association: Interesting: but the "Fox Bump" is only about one half of a percentage point


Yeah... but that 0.5 percent means a lot in most elections.

Pretty small sample size... 1 election.

That's not the sample size, that's the dependent variable. When the next election rolls around we can see if the results can be replicated.


You mean like 2002, '04, '06, '08, '10, '12?
 
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