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Fox News #Fail Misinformation on health care reform, climate change and other subjects

For some time, it has been alleged by media critics that Fox News conducts business like a political organization rather than a news organization by broadcasting counter factual conservative views in its straight news division as well as prime time opinion programming.

A recent study by WorldPublicOpinion.org demonstrated:

in most cases, the more a person watched and read the news, the less likely they were to have been misled about the facts. But “there were however a number of cases where greater exposure to a news source increased misinformation on a specific issue,” the study’s authors wrote. In particular, they found that regular viewers of the Fox News Channel, which tilts to the right in prime time, were significantly more likely to believe untruths about the Democratic health care overhaul, climate change and other subjects.

When Fox was asked for comment, Mr. Clemente,  who oversees every hour of objective news programming on Fox News said,

“The latest Princeton Review ranked the University of Maryland [home of WorldPublicOpinion.org] 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.”

Fox’s response to a study that shows it’s viewers are misinformed is stunning in its lack of concern. It is also  stunningly similar to how a campaign spokesman would respond to negative allegations during a political campaign.

read more: Study: Some Viewers Were Misinformed by TV News - NYTimes.com

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