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#320574 - 01/26/20 02:12 AM This 1 chart explains the factual political divide
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via Pew Research Center

Have a look at this chart:



A majority of Republicans (and Republican-leaning independents) don't trust ANY media company other than Fox News. And two thirds don't trust ANY media companies other than Fox News and ABC. The next 3 most-trusted media sourced among Republicans? CBS, NBC and, wait for it, the Sean Hannity radio show -- all of which are trusted by 3 in 10 people. Eighteen of the 30 media courses that Pew asked about were trusted by less than 1 in 5 Republicans and Republican-leaners.

Combine those numbers with Fox News's overwhelming viewership numbers among Republicans (60% get their election news from Fox; no other outlet gets above 30%), and the marked difference between its content and that of all the other mainstream media outlets, and you see a major reason for why we are where we are, politically speaking.

If you only trust one news outlet and that news outlet is telling a very different -- and factually challenged -- version of current events, a massive disconnect is created. It's not too much to say that Fox News viewers are occupying a different (and less fact-based) reality than the people who seek out other sources for their news.
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#320575 - 01/26/20 02:17 AM Re: This 1 chart explains the factual political divide [Re: pdx rick]
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STUDY: Watching Only Fox News Makes You Less Informed Than Watching No News At All

Quote:
Researchers asked 1,185 random nationwide respondents what news sources they had consumed in the past week and then asked them questions about events in the U.S. and abroad.

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[Researchers] found that someone who watched only Fox News would be expected to answer 1.04 domestic questions correctly compared to 1.22 for those who watched no news at all. Those watching only "The Daily Show" answered 1.42 questions correctly and people who only listened to NPR or only watched Sunday morning political talk shows answered 1.51 questions correctly.

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#320764 - 01/29/20 10:53 PM Re: This 1 chart explains the factual political divide [Re: pdx rick]
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This study really suggests liberals should all buy Fox News stock (or buy it if it's privately held, same difference) and then change it to a fact-based news channel. If conservatives only had Fox True News and ABC, they would not be nearly so nuts. A lot of their alternatives like InfoWars are sinking in a legal morass at the moment because of the legal cost of telling so many lies.

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#320847 - 01/31/20 06:21 PM Re: This 1 chart explains the factual political divide [Re: pondering_it_all]
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Originally Posted By: pondering_it_all
This study really suggests liberals should all buy Fox News stock (or buy it if it's privately held, same difference) and then change it to a fact-based news channel. If conservatives only had Fox True News and ABC, they would not be nearly so nuts. A lot of their alternatives like InfoWars are sinking in a legal morass at the moment because of the legal cost of telling so many lies.


Infowars followed a predictable trajectory.

Start of hollering. People listen.

Now you gotta holler MORE and make it MORE outrageous, to keep your market share. Rinse, repeat.

Then one day you're getting sued for saying that Sandy Hook never happened and the grieving parents are all crisis actors.
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#320848 - 01/31/20 06:21 PM Re: This 1 chart explains the factual political divide [Re: pdx rick]
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Fox does the same thing, but had the foresight to hire a room full of lawyers early on.
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#320891 - 02/01/20 05:02 AM Re: This 1 chart explains the factual political divide [Re: Hamish Howl]
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Originally Posted By: Hamish Howl
Originally Posted By: pondering_it_all
This study really suggests liberals should all buy Fox News stock (or buy it if it's privately held, same difference) and then change it to a fact-based news channel. If conservatives only had Fox True News and ABC, they would not be nearly so nuts. A lot of their alternatives like InfoWars are sinking in a legal morass at the moment because of the legal cost of telling so many lies.


Infowars followed a predictable trajectory.

Start of hollering. People listen.

Now you gotta holler MORE and make it MORE outrageous, to keep your market share. Rinse, repeat.

Then one day you're getting sued for saying that Sandy Hook never happened and the grieving parents are all crisis actors.


Would it be that Trumpistan followed the same trajectory straight out of the halls of Congress. Were it only that a few good men (there ain't none anymore) would have taken it upon themselves to do the right thing and protect the country.
Trajectory is false hope once the ordnance is above a certain weight.
Just like every other banana republic.

Drowning gubmints in tubs is as old as recorded history itself.
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#320895 - 02/01/20 07:01 AM Re: This 1 chart explains the factual political divide [Re: pdx rick]
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Fox News tells Iowa voters to show up at polls on the wrong day

Only Trump's base is stupid enough to fall for that trick. coffee
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#320907 - 02/01/20 07:59 PM Re: This 1 chart explains the factual political divide [Re: pdx rick]
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Originally Posted By: pdx rick


Fox News tells Iowa voters to show up at polls on the wrong day

Only Trump's base is stupid enough to fall for that trick. coffee


If only that were really true.
Point is, no news outlet should be able to do that and continue to be allowed to say that they are a "news" outlet.
I can piss in a bunch of empty bottles, stick em in the fridge and convince you to drink, but I am not allowed to call it beer, even though it was beer when I originally drank it.

Same with news.
It has to meet a kind of "quality standard".
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