Study: Watching partisan news sources makes you stupid.

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    What you know depends on what you watch: People learn most from NPR, Sunday Morning Shows, The Daily Show; least from MSNBC, Fox News

    And personally I think they're right. I feel like I've been a generally better informed person since I stopped watching either of them.
     
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    Like MSNBC is the only biased partisan news source from the left. If the study is right that would explain all the morons on the left.

    And Fox? Of all the big ones it has the most balanced hiring practices. Studies were done before Fox came along and it was reported that over 80 percent of ALL Journalists at the Networks were left of center and mostly registered as Democrats.

    Fox hires qualified people irregardless of their political leanings. And on the none News programs they have all points of view, a show for everyone.
     
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    And here comes RetardSarge to prove the OP's point....
     
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    So you have several different partisan poiints of view.
    Not just the news.
    People just pick and choose.
     
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    LSMS: where you learn that "Hope" and "Change" are business strategies.
     
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    I don't watch broadcast news at all. Not from any channel. Haven't in a very long time.
     
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    So you only watch news commentary type of shows?

    I like just the news and decide my own commentary.
    I watch no common taters.
     
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    Read the study Sarge.

    It points out that the MOST partisan media sources, like Fox and MSNBC, have the most misinformed audiences.

    Sure, NPR is biased a bit to the left, but their audience is the most informed on current events.

    The same would be true of outlets like the Wall Street Journal. (Though who knows what will happen to that paper eventually with Murdoch in charge.)
     
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    I also like BBC America news.

    the nightly news hour on PBS seems to have a slight right slant.
    And the nightly Busineess report sure does.
    Other shows on PBS do tend to slant more left but present more of the sides than the networks do.
     
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    Fox News, where cleavage counts and celeb gossip leads.
    I liked CNN circa 1981, straight news all the time.
     
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