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theatlantic:

Study: No News is Better Than Fox News

A survey by Farleigh Dickinson University asked 1,185 random people about their news consumption and also random questions about domestic and current events like whether Bashar al-Assad was still in power, the American unemployment rate, and which party holds the most seats in the House of Representatives right now. And this is what they found:

The largest effect is that of Fox News: all else being equal, someone who watched only Fox News would be expected to answer just 1.04 domestic questions correctly — a figure which is significantly worse than if they had reported watching no media at all.

[Image: Reuters]

theatlantic:

Study: No News is Better Than Fox News

survey by Farleigh Dickinson University asked 1,185 random people about their news consumption and also random questions about domestic and current events like whether Bashar al-Assad was still in power, the American unemployment rate, and which party holds the most seats in the House of Representatives right now. And this is what they found:

The largest effect is that of Fox News: all else being equal, someone who watched only Fox News would be expected to answer just 1.04 domestic questions correctly — a figure which is significantly worse than if they had reported watching no media at all.

[Image: Reuters]

cheatsheet:

One of 8 New Yorker covers you weren’t meant to see. This one’s called “Hope.” 
EDIT: They’re totally on Tumblr!

cheatsheet:

One of New Yorker covers you weren’t meant to see. This one’s called “Hope.” 

EDIT: They’re totally on Tumblr!

It’s a textbook case of how the American media is at its worst when it comes to US foreign policy and particularly when an Officially Designated Enemy (ODE) is involved. I’ve discussed this case several times in this report in recent years. The ODE is Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. The accusation has been that he had threatened violence against Israel, based on his 2005 remark calling for “wiping Israel off the map”. Who can count the number of times this has been repeated in every kind of media, in every country of the world, without questioning the accuracy of what was reported? A Lexis-Nexis search of “All News (English)” for for the past seven years produced the message: ‘This search has been interrupted because it will return more than 3000 results.’

William Blum, The Israeli-American-Iranian-Holocaust-Nobel Peace Prize Circus

Manufacturing consent.

(via theamericanbear)

occupytheplanet:

Welcome to the Media Blackout
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occupytheplanet:

Welcome to the Media Blackout

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