Wednesday, February 2, 2011

fox news 'information'

Nailed it.

Good job, Fox News. Once again, you parody yourselves so we don't have to. It's hard to believe that even the geniuses over at Fox would make a mistake like this, especially when the actual occupant of that spot on the map is home to their freedom-fightinist, favritist, freedom-fry-iest war of all time. (Hint: that's not where Egypt is. Think billions of American dollars and thousands of American lives over a ginned-up set of lies...think 'known unknowns'...think John Bolton's mustache--who would he like to bomb?)

This maybe is a bit too on the nose, but it certainly does go a ways toward confirming that study back in December that showed that Fox News viewers were the least well-informed (from alternet):

Here is a list of what Fox News viewers believe that just aint so:

* 91 percent believe the stimulus legislation lost jobs
* 72 percent believe the health reform law will increase the deficit
* 72 percent believe the economy is getting worse
* 60 percent believe climate change is not occurring
* 49 percent believe income taxes have gone up
* 63 percent believe the stimulus legislation did not include any tax cuts
* 56 percent believe Obama initiated the GM/Chrysler bailout
* 38 percent believe that most Republicans opposed TARP
* 63 percent believe Obama was not born in the U.S. (or that it is unclear)

Keep up the good work, Fox! Although the article correctly points out that CNN and MSNBC didn't fare all that well either. Hmm. Somehow, when politicians and the media are all completely beholden to corporate largesse, the 'news' gets weirdly skewed in such a way as to benefit the status quo--meaning big corporations.

Go figure.

So for fun, here's a graphic showing how Fox News might have reported events throughout history, had they been around.

last pic via.

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