Fox News Viewers Worst Informed

What you know depends on what you watch: Current events knowledge across popular news sources People learn most from NPR, Sunday Morning Shows, ‘The Daily Show’ According to a follow-up survey by Fairleigh Dickinson University’s PublicMind TM, NPR and Sunday morning political talk shows are the most informative news outlets, while exposure to partisan sources, … Continue reading “Fox News Viewers Worst Informed”

People are Stupid, Part XI

71% of Americans think Iran already has the Bomb A CNN/ Gallup poll shows that nearly three quarters of Americans believe that Iran already has a nuclear weapon. (About 80% believe that it either has one or will get one in short order). This belief is completely irrational. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta has repeatedly … Continue reading “People are Stupid, Part XI”

People are Stupid, Part X

Moochers Against Welfare Finally, Cornell University’s Suzanne Mettler points out that many beneficiaries of government programs seem confused about their own place in the system. She tells us that 44 percent of Social Security recipients, 43 percent of those receiving unemployment benefits, and 40 percent of those on Medicare say that they “have not used … Continue reading “People are Stupid, Part X”

People are Stupid, Part VIII

Scary New GOP Poll 67 percent of Republicans (and 40 percent of Americans overall) believe that Obama is a socialist. 57 percent of Republicans (32 percent overall) believe that Obama is a Muslim 45 percent of Republicans (25 percent overall) agree with the Birthers in their belief that Obama was “not born in the United … Continue reading “People are Stupid, Part VIII”

People are Stupid, Part VII

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Public Policy Polling: ACORN:

Losing NY-23 candidate Doug Hoffman became the latest in an increasingly long line of conservative politicians to blame his problems on ACORN yesterday despite the complete lack of evidence the organization played any role in his defeat.

The Republican base is with him though. PPP’s newest national survey finds that a 52% majority of GOP voters nationally think that ACORN stole the Presidential election for Barack Obama last year, with only 27% granting that he won it legitimately. Clearly the ACORN card really is an effective one to play with the voters who will decide whether Hoffman gets to be the Republican nominee in a possible repeat bid in 2010.

A 52% majority of GOP voters nationally think that ACORN stole the Presidential election for Barack Obama – More evidence that prolonged exposure to Fox “News” rots the brain.

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People are Stupid, Part V

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Wednesday, October 18, 2006

HARDCOVER NONFICTION

Top 5 at a Glance

  1. STATE OF DENIAL, by Bob Woodward
  2. CULTURE WARRIOR, by Bill O’Reilly
  3. I FEEL BAD ABOUT MY NECK, by Nora Ephron
  4. SAVING GRACES, by Elizabeth Edwards
  5. MARLEY & ME, by John Grogan

CULTURE WARRIOR, by Bill O’Reilly? Who the fcsk are these people and why are there so many of them?

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