View Full Version : Who would have guessed?

12-18-2010, 05:32 AM
LOL (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/12/17/fox-news-viewers-are-the-_n_798146.html)

12-18-2010, 06:43 AM
Let's review the questions:

[quote--Most economists estimate the stimulus caused job losses (12 points more likely) <span style="color: #3333FF">Undeniable.</span>
--Most economists have estimated the health care law will worsen the deficit (31 points) <span style="color: #3333FF">Also undeniable.</span>
--The economy is getting worse (26 points) <span style="color: #3333FF">True at the time of the survey, possibly still true.</span>
--Most scientists do not agree that climate change is occurring (30 points) <span style="color: #3333FF">True</span>
--The stimulus legislation did not include any tax cuts (14 points) <span style="color: #3333FF">Splitting hairs, if one counts "TAX CREDITS" to those who paid no tax as tax cuts then it's barely false.</span>
--Their own income taxes have gone up (14 points) <span style="color: #3333FF">False.</span>
--The auto bailout only occurred under Obama (13 points) <span style="color: #3333FF">False.</span>
--When TARP came up for a vote most Republicans opposed it (12 points) <span style="color: #3333FF">Undeniable.</span>
--And that it is not clear that Obama was born in the United States (31 points) <span style="color: #3333FF">Also undeniable.</span>[/quote]

Did you have a point, other than whatever HuffPost puts on the spoon you accept?


12-18-2010, 06:46 AM
You really should read your own links:

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">"<span style='font-size: 14pt'>The latest Princeton Review ranked the University of Maryland among the top schools for having ‘Students Who Study The Least’ and being the ‘Best Party School’ – given these fine academic distinctions, we’ll regard the study with the same level of veracity it was ‘researched’ with,"</span> Clemente said.

"For the record, the Princeton Review says the University of Maryland ranks among the 'Best Northeastern Colleges," Stelter notes. "It was No. 19 on the Review’s list of 'Best Party Schools.'"

ORIGINAL POST: Fox News viewers are much more likely than others to believe false information about American politics, a new study concludes.

The study, conducted by the University of Maryland, judged how likely consumers of various news outlets and publications were to believe misinformation about a wide range of political issues. Overall, 90% of respondents said they felt they had heard false information being given to them during the 2010 election campaign. However, while consumers of just about every news outlet believed some information that was false, the study found that Fox News viewers, regardless of political information, were "significantly more likely" to believe that:</div></div>