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(NewsBusters)   Poll shows that the most trusted source for information on Obamacare is... wait for it... Fox News   (newsbusters.org) divider line 78
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2013-11-13 07:39:38 PM  
Why are conservatives so proud of their gullibility?
 
2013-11-13 07:45:45 PM  
Let me de-bullshiat that ("unskew" it, if you will) for everyone:

Respondents could only choose one item.  There are two conservative news source listed (Fox + WSJ), and 5-10 liberal (read: non-bullshiat) news sources.  21% chose derp, and 31% chose the Liberal Driveby Mainstream MSM Media.

If we add Obama, administration officials, and congressional democrats to the liberal column, and FW: FW: FW: emails ('Friends and Family') and congressional republicans to the conservative half, we get 42% conservative and 46% liberal.
 
2013-11-13 07:48:19 PM  
19% - real reliable.
 
2013-11-13 08:08:13 PM  
I think we all know what this was a poll of.
 
2013-11-13 08:17:49 PM  
YouGov? You mean the company that invites a select group of internet users and then adjusts for demographics? Pardon me if I don't that poll lots of credence. But it would explain lots of deliberate bullshiat obfuscation that's been going on.
 
2013-11-13 08:20:02 PM  

dookdookdook: Let me de-bullshiat that ("unskew" it, if you will) for everyone:

Respondents could only choose one item.  There are two conservative news source listed (Fox + WSJ), and 5-10 liberal (read: non-bullshiat) news sources.  21% chose derp, and 31% chose the Liberal Driveby Mainstream MSM Media.

If we add Obama, administration officials, and congressional democrats to the liberal column, and FW: FW: FW: emails ('Friends and Family') and congressional republicans to the conservative half, we get 42% conservative and 46% liberal.


that was a pretty craptastic poll. I see the same "results" when people talk about fox being the most popular news channel and therefore better. It must really suck being conservative and only having one source of news to chose from.
 
2013-11-13 08:29:49 PM  
hey, for all I know it's true. had fun with a teahadi at work today - set the break room tv to Al Jazeera and stuck a piece of tape on the terminal of one battery in the remote. thought his head was gonna explode.
 
2013-11-13 08:41:13 PM  

MisterTweak: hey, for all I know it's true. had fun with a teahadi at work today - set the break room tv to Al Jazeera and stuck a piece of tape on the terminal of one battery in the remote. thought his head was gonna explode.


oh my
you WIN

I need to bring tape to the health club.
 
2013-11-13 08:43:19 PM  
Time was people used to aspire to rise above ignorance. Now they're downright proud of it.
 
2013-11-13 08:59:15 PM  

namatad: MisterTweak: hey, for all I know it's true. had fun with a teahadi at work today - set the break room tv to Al Jazeera and stuck a piece of tape on the terminal of one battery in the remote. thought his head was gonna explode.

oh my
you WIN

I need to bring tape to the health club.


Two pieces black electrical tape: one for the remote, and one to cover the IR sensor on the TV for when they fix the remote.
 
2013-11-13 09:12:12 PM  
Newsbusters.

i.imgur.com
 
2013-11-13 09:41:55 PM  
What is a YouGov?
 
2013-11-13 09:43:20 PM  
Suck it libulardos
 
2013-11-13 09:44:17 PM  
Most frequent calls I get from my step dad (mom has passed, dad has passed, step dad really raised me):

How do I do the Netflix?

How do I get Fox back on the screen?
 
2013-11-13 09:58:35 PM  
If people would stop f*cking their cousins, watching NASCAR, whining about Obamacare, eating pork rinds, listening to twangy music about skanks and alcoholics, watching FoxNews and quitting high school, we might not be the laughing stock of the first world.
 
2013-11-13 09:59:18 PM  

edmo: Time was people used to aspire to rise above ignorance. Now they're downright proud of it.


The story below this one is about how "cool" it is that another half a million people are on Medicaid.

So yep...proud, ignorant and out of aspirations.
 
2013-11-13 09:59:57 PM  

MisterTweak: hey, for all I know it's true. had fun with a teahadi at work today - set the break room tv to Al Jazeera and stuck a piece of tape on the terminal of one battery in the remote. thought his head was gonna explode.


Thank you for your inspirational story.  This will also occur in my break room before the week is out.
 
2013-11-13 10:01:45 PM  
These are probably the same people who said Obama botched the Hurricane Katrina response and ACORN stole the 2012 election.
 
2013-11-13 10:02:17 PM  

cchris_39: edmo: Time was people used to aspire to rise above ignorance. Now they're downright proud of it.

The story below this one is about how "cool" it is that another half a million people are on Medicaid.

So yep...proud, ignorant and out of aspirations.


You mean, ones that should have been on it before but weren't?

Why do you like it when poor people, many of whom work, can't get insurance?

Are you an evil CEO of a corporation who indugles himself in the fact that he can't pay his people a living wage?

Do you ever think about ending respiration in your bodily system because you are filled with such hate?
 
2013-11-13 10:04:40 PM  
Fox News

Seems to be where the rest of the media is getting their information.
 
2013-11-13 10:04:47 PM  

MisterTweak: hey, for all I know it's true. had fun with a teahadi at work today - set the break room tv to Al Jazeera and stuck a piece of tape on the terminal of one battery in the remote. thought his head was gonna explode.


I'll have to remember that one.
 
2013-11-13 10:06:23 PM  
A poll to determine the accuracy of news? Who thinks this is smart?

www.joeydevilla.com
 
2013-11-13 10:08:51 PM  
Well, that would explain the low number of people using the main ACA site to sign up for insurance.
 
2013-11-13 10:12:37 PM  
They're right.  It's where I found out that Obamacare makes you gay.
 
2013-11-13 10:13:20 PM  
A read of "The Authoritarians" will explain why this happens.

Also, Fox News misrepresents and misinforms more than any other TV news networks. Like many great con men, these lies are tenacious and not only get people to believe them, but also get people to mistrust the reliable sources.

Conservative media, alternative medicine, creationists, anti AGW... they all use the same con artist tactics - and they all work on certain segments of the population.
 
2013-11-13 10:27:50 PM  
Trusted != Trustworthy
 
2013-11-13 10:30:21 PM  
In all fairness, people are generally idiots.
 
2013-11-13 10:30:26 PM  
News Busters, we gonna bust news all up in this motherfarker!
 
2013-11-13 10:32:01 PM  
Fox is a left-of-center network. It shows how far to the left the other media outlets have drifted that Fox is seen by some as being right-of-center.
 
2013-11-13 10:32:53 PM  

Noam Chimpsky: Fox is a left-of-center network. It shows how far to the left the other media outlets have drifted that Fox is seen by some as being right-of-center.


5/10
 
2013-11-13 10:33:57 PM  
Unless it's a poll directly related to an election in an actual election season, I don't give a shiat about opinion polls. Half of the people in this country believes in ghosts; I don't give a flying fark what their opinions are.
 
2013-11-13 10:35:04 PM  
working with a Houston client this week.  Fox News is blaring in their lobby.
a sample of this morning's coverage:

Philippine storm damage -

www.nyworms.com

Obamacare = Hitler Slavery Communism while suffocating nuns & orphans

us.123rf.com
 
2013-11-13 10:37:56 PM  
Cuz they got so many doctors.
 
2013-11-13 10:46:55 PM  

Noam Chimpsky: Fox is a left-of-center network. It shows how far to the left the other media outlets have drifted that Fox is seen by some as being right-of-center.


Roger Ailes: "I employ like 24 liberals and 1 conservative".

It's just as retarded as when you do it, Chimp.
 
2013-11-13 10:55:19 PM  
Fox News is the Pusher.

GAWD DAMN
THA PUSHER MAYUN
 
2013-11-13 10:56:49 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2013-11-13 10:59:03 PM  
Fox News is not news at all. They classify themselves as "infotainment" and employ "on air personalities"
 
2013-11-13 10:59:43 PM  
Eventually the echo chamber will hit critical mass, and we'll start seeing links from the braintrust at familyfreedomjeebuseagletearsamuricafarkyeah.com
 
2013-11-13 11:01:37 PM  
I just signed up for youGov.com and tried to take the daily survey.  Guess what?  I got a message along the lines of "Something broke, try again later".  It's a farking survey - people have been making online surveys since at least the mid 90's.  Hell, I've made surveys, including the database insertions (granted, it was only mySQL).  I'm not a programmer/DBA, and I'm certainly not a commercial polling site used by partisan hack sites.
 
2013-11-13 11:03:08 PM  
I know that at least some people trust the right-wing derposhpere for news, but I also suspect the "left-wing" MSM is WAY further right than most people ever give it credit for.

Some people are just republicans, especially libertarians and my roommate. Obama and anything he does will be bad no matter what.
 
2013-11-13 11:05:32 PM  

mgshamster: A read of "The Authoritarians" will explain why this happens.

Also, Fox News misrepresents and misinforms more than any other TV news networks. Like many great con men, these lies are tenacious and not only get people to believe them, but also get people to mistrust the reliable sources.

Conservative media, alternative medicine, creationists, anti AGW... they all use the same con artist tactics - and they all work on certain segments of the population.


MAINSTREAM LIBERAL MEDIA - see, we arent mainstream, so we must be honest, because the mainstream is run by them JEWS and liberals.

It is madness. HOW they are not forced to change their slogan, I have no idea.
 
2013-11-13 11:05:55 PM  

fusillade762: These are probably the same people who said Obama botched the Hurricane Katrina response and ACORN stole the 2012 election.


Oh, I and bet you are still claiming that Obama actually attended Columbia?

Ha, some dude with a website was linked by another website that insists nobody there remembered him. Stupid libtards, I'm on to your conspiracy that involved the entire faculty of Columbia and Harvard years before his political career started so that those evil communists from Harvard could plant a muslim sleep cell in the whitehouse.

/dead serious, a family member on facebook linked to an article that basically said that today
 
2013-11-13 11:06:48 PM  

nyseattitude: Fox News is not news at all. They classify themselves as "infotainment" and employ "on air personalities"


If that's so laws, would infotainment be covered under press shield laws?
 
2013-11-13 11:07:22 PM  
I see a new book coming out called "All I Really Need To Know I Learned In Kindergarten, The Bible And Fox News." Number six on the Orange County Register bestseller list and available in stores December 1st!
 
2013-11-13 11:08:07 PM  

adamatari: the "left-wing" MSM


There is no such thing. The one venue I know of is Democracy Now. Even Maddow is surprisingly moderate.
 
2013-11-13 11:12:44 PM  
this is not surprising, conservatives have had a stranglehold on the narrative for the last 30 years or so, and the "liberal" media has done nothing but fall all over themselves to comply
 
2013-11-13 11:17:08 PM  

whidbey: adamatari: the "left-wing" MSM

There is no such thing. The one venue I know of is Democracy Now. Even Maddow is surprisingly moderate.


Rachel Maddow on her political views:

"That said, I'm undoubtedly a liberal, which means that I'm in almost total agreement with the Eisenhower-era Republican party platform. "
 
2013-11-13 11:22:00 PM  

Sgt Otter: whidbey: adamatari: the "left-wing" MSM

There is no such thing. The one venue I know of is Democracy Now. Even Maddow is surprisingly moderate.

Rachel Maddow on her political views:

"That said, I'm undoubtedly a liberal, which means that I'm in almost total agreement with the Eisenhower-era Republican party platform. "


Well you could make the case that a lot of people agreed with what Eisenhower presided over, it's just that the bad stuff like racism, environmental degradation and out and out police state tendencies came home to roost in the 1960s. Otherwise, you'll find that many that protested the status quo were actually traditionalists at heart.
 
2013-11-13 11:33:59 PM  
It's time like this that I'm reminded "trusted" and "trustworthy" are not synonyms.
 
2013-11-13 11:37:07 PM  

MisterTweak: hey, for all I know it's true. had fun with a teahadi at work today - set the break room tv to Al Jazeera and stuck a piece of tape on the terminal of one battery in the remote. thought his head was gonna explode.


Nice.
 
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