Friday, December 17, 2010

Faux News, indeed

This survey took the time to prove what I already knew: 
Those who watched Fox News almost daily were significantly more likely than those who never watched it to believe that most economists estimate the stimulus caused job losses (12 points more likely), most economists have estimated the health care law will worsen the deficit (31 points), the economy is getting worse (26 points), most scientists do not agree that climate change is occurring (30 points), the stimulus legislation did not include any tax cuts (14 points), their own income taxes have gone up (14 points), the auto bailout only occurred under Obama (13 points), when TARP came up for a vote most Republicans opposed it (12 points) and that it is not clear that Obama was born in the United States (31 points).
Faux News Channel seems a pretty appropriate moniker, after all. All of the above are false. And all of the above are talking points pushed by Fox on a nearly daily basis. The "so-called" stimulus, the "so-called" public option, the "failed stimulus" and the best of all, the Lie of the Year.

Now, how is it that the folks at Fox can just apparently just make things up and stay on the air? Maybe it's because the edict to do so from the top?

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