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(Slate)   Like watching Sarah Palin give a speech, watching Fox News and MSNBC makes you dumber for having done so   ( slate.com) divider line
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2014-01-30 04:25:22 PM  
8 votes:
Fox News might make me less informed, but the important thing is that it makes me more infromed.
2014-01-30 04:28:11 PM  
6 votes:
Or maybe FOX News viewers understand that your ability to answer pertinent questions about current world events is in no way a measure of how informed you are?
2014-01-30 04:49:24 PM  
5 votes:

TinyFist: Wolf Blitzer never gave me advice on replacing the fuel filter in my car. And Anderson Cooper never left a recording on my home answering machine for answering a few questions about current affairs.

Just sayin'.


You lucky bastard.  Anderson Cooper swings by every so often and taps on my windows while I'm trying to sleep, which I don't mind so much, But freaking Wolf Blitzer's built a nest out in my garage and I can't shoo him out the door without him snarling at me.  And don't even get me started on what Greta Van Susteren did to my drapes.
2014-01-30 04:35:54 PM  
5 votes:

rikkidoxx: It's kinda hard to make you dumber than you already are after watching 0bama speak, Biden speak, Holder speak and follow ABC, CBS, NBC, MSNBC and all the other Left Wing Liberal nonsense.


But somehow, Fox News pulls it off.
2014-01-30 04:24:56 PM  
4 votes:
Unlike MSNBC, however, Fox is the only one in the survey to score below "No News" as one's news outlet.
2014-01-30 04:36:16 PM  
3 votes:

NateAsbestos: Meh. You've done much better. Should have changed that to "infromed"


Philosophers and scientists will spend years analyzing that post.  Lol.  Even my worst posts are better than the combined works of Nietzsche, Kant, Beck, and Wittgenstein.  The worldwide electrical grid skips a beat every time I hit the "Add Comment" button.  And yet, you concluded in thirty seconds that I have done "much better"?  Read Oh My God Obama Is On The Ceiling And He Is Going to Attack Me before posting again.  Please.  I beg of you.  Your ignorance on the topic of Ceiling Crawler Obama is staggering.
2014-01-30 04:28:08 PM  
3 votes:

epyonyx: But what about CNN?


CNN viewers refused to fill out the survey and instead just linked to some random twitter feeds.
2014-01-30 05:01:54 PM  
2 votes:

Stinkyy: Maybe you could do a survey of two homos, and print that 100% of guys now like blowing each other, and the sad thing is, Fark would believe it because their minds are enslaved by the principles of 0b0wel and turdaphilia.

Why doesn't someone run THOSE numbers.


OK.  Let me whip out my calculator.

Homosexuals: 2
Heterosexuals: 0
Like BJs: 2
Enslaved Farkers: lots
Sad, chubby, little teabagger: 1

Numbers are in, sir.
2014-01-30 04:44:04 PM  
2 votes:

Charles Martel: You're jealous because Sarah's pretty.


Sorry, but when you are that stupid, no matter how physically attractive you may be, the stupid makes you ugly.
2014-01-30 04:41:26 PM  
2 votes:

Charles Martel: [img.fark.net image 485x327]
                 Pretty                                vs.               Not Pretty


As a conservative, I only listen to attractive women.   We should put that into our female outreach efforts.

"Ladies, trying to keep weight off after the holidays?  Then join the Republican party where it's 'No Fat Chicks' Day, every day.  We'll shame those pounds right off."

If these broads were smart they'd already vote for us.  We just need to improve our messaging.
2014-01-30 04:24:49 PM  
2 votes:
You're jealous because Sarah's pretty.
2014-01-30 04:24:12 PM  
2 votes:
I check the Fox mobile site every morning so I know what the outrage du jour will be at work.
2014-01-30 06:58:27 PM  
1 vote:
Fox News and MSNBC have to come on every day and give hours and hours of programming full telling viewers how the other side is wrong and somehow their viewers think this can be done without ever using cherry picked data, exaggerations and logical fallacies.  Judging by so many of the above comments it also leaves viewers believing that the other side (a.k.a. the bad guys) are idiotic and morally inferior, while making themselves righteous and well informed.  It doesn't matter which of those two channels you're watching, what it's really doing is filling you with anger and teaching you how to justify hatred.

In the mean time the people you're watching on Fox News and MSNBC are becoming millionaires.  You're being used.  Turn off your TV and clean your hatred for half the population of the United States out of your soul.  Just because you're angry doesn't guarantee you're informed.  It doesn't matter if you're Liberal or Conservative, both sides teach that hating is wrong.

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2014-01-30 05:12:38 PM  
1 vote:

epyonyx: But what about CNN?


This was a survey about news stations.
2014-01-30 04:50:45 PM  
1 vote:

rikkidoxx: It's kinda hard to make you dumber than you already are after watching 0bama speak, Biden speak, Holder speak and follow ABC, CBS, NBC, MSNBC and all the other Left Wing Liberal nonsense.


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2014-01-30 04:49:40 PM  
1 vote:

rikkidoxx: It's kinda hard to make you dumber than you already are after watching 0bama speak, Biden speak, Holder speak and follow ABC, CBS, NBC, MSNBC and all the other Left Wing Liberal nonsense.


Case in point, people.
2014-01-30 04:48:38 PM  
1 vote:
I have a new marketing campaigns.


MSNBC: we're bad for your understanding of the world, but we aren't quite as much of a disguisting blight as Fox.tm
MSNBC: lean statistically less informed than averagetm
Fox News: Could 10 million of the dumbest people in the country really be wrong?tm
CNN: You're marginally more informed than from sitting on your ass picking your nose.tm
2014-01-30 04:48:00 PM  
1 vote:
I want Meerkat News, and I want it now.
Fox has hounded and treed the news market for far too long.
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SIGN THE PETITION FOR "I WANT MY MEERKAT NEWS" TODAY!
2014-01-30 04:43:52 PM  
1 vote:
Wolf Blitzer never gave me advice on replacing the fuel filter in my car. And Anderson Cooper never left a recording on my home answering machine for answering a few questions about current affairs.

Just sayin'.
gja
2014-01-30 04:38:52 PM  
1 vote:
And subby thinks blogging here on Fark raises ones IQ?
2014-01-30 04:33:49 PM  
1 vote:
I think the more important part is how The Daily Show has more informed viewers.
2014-01-30 04:33:10 PM  
1 vote:
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                 Pretty                                vs.               Not Pretty
2014-01-30 04:29:36 PM  
1 vote:

Mike_LowELL: Or maybe FOX News viewers understand that your ability to answer pertinent questions about current world events is in no way a measure of how informed you are?


Meh. You've done much better. Should have changed that to "infromed"
2014-01-30 04:27:46 PM  
1 vote:
Honestly I think subby's headline made me a little dumber for reading it. Kind of awkward.
2014-01-30 04:27:37 PM  
1 vote:

MFAWG: I check the Fox mobile site every morning so I know what the outrage du jour will be at work.


I only have to check the Fark politics tab in the AM to see what the left-wingers will be squawking about.
2014-01-30 04:27:06 PM  
1 vote:

Charles Martel: You're jealous because Sarah's pretty.


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