Tuesday, November 22, 2011

That’s A Know-No

According to Fairleigh Dickinson University’s PublicMind Poll, watching a certain “news” outlet will “make us less likely to know what’s going on in the world.”

For example, people who watch Fox News, the most popular of the 24-hour cable news networks, are 18 points less likely to know that Egyptians overthrew their government than those who watch no news at all (after controlling for other news sources, partisanship, education and other demographic factors). Fox News watchers are also 6-points less likely to know that Syrians have not yet overthrown their government than those who watch no news.

Well, there you have it, folks: proof that watching Fox News will make you even stupider.

HT to Bob Cesca.