22 Jun '11, 1pm

Jon Stewart 1, Politifact 0: Fox News Viewers Are The Most Misinformed

But sometimes they aren’t. A case in point is Politifact’s recent and deeply misguided attempt to correct Jon Stewart on the topic of…misinformation and Fox News. This is a subject on which we’ve developed some expertise here …my recent post on studies showing that Fox News viewers are more misinformed, on an array of issues, is the most comprehensive such collection that I’m aware of, at least when it comes to public opinion surveys detecting statistical correlations between being misinformed about contested facts and Fox News viewership . I’ve repeatedly asked whether anyone knows of additional studies—including contradictory studies—but none have yet been cited.

Full article: http://www.desmogblog.com/jon-stewart-1-politifact-0-fox-...


The Fox News Effect: Sea Level Edition

desmogblog.com 20 Jun '11, 5pm

Climate scientists--and other scientists--are always improving and updating their methods. That's how science works. And i...