Analysis: Over Half of All Statements Made on Fox News Are False

steve knight

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only 8% fully true? maybe fox is a reality tv show.
http://www.addictinginfo.org/2014/07/09/analysis-over-half-of-all-statements-made-on-fox-news-are-false/
A new analysis by PunditFact found that of every statement made by a Fox News host or guest, over half of them were flat-out false. What’s more, only a measly 8% could be considered completely “true.”

In other words, a fancy review of hundreds of hours of video confirmed what many who watch Fox News with any regularity already know: Fox News lies. A lot. Like all the time.

Which isn’t to say that exposing Fox News’ irresponsible journalism isn’t an admirable goal. Despite its blatant spin doctoring, Fox still captivates a large portion of the news watching audience. On a near nightly basis, Fox News programs like “The O’Reilly Factor” and “The Kelly File” crush the competition. Given what we know about how poorly Fox informs its viewers, that paints a pretty grim picture for the millions who consume it without question.
 

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I am shocked, shocked I tell you, to learn of this analysis and conclusions.


No wait, that's a false statement.


Hey, look at that, half of all statements made in a single PRSI post are false (not counting this one, which is a meta-statement (or this one, which is a meta-meta-statement)).
 

jkcerda

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Even as a liberal, I have to agree with jkcerda.

A better study to portray how wrong Fox News is, would be this one:

http://publicmind.fdu.edu/2012/confirmed/



based on the level of crap that addicting info spews, it is hard to take them at all seriously, thanks for the link showing that MSNBC & CNN are not far behind in the crap spewing done by faux news.
 

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based on the level of crap that addicting info spews, it is hard to take them at all seriously, thanks for the link showing that MSNBC & CNN are not far behind in the crap spewing done by faux news.
No problem. I tried to find another link, but that was the best I could get. And, yeah, Addicting Info is a horrible site.
 

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No problem. I tried to find another link, but that was the best I could get. And, yeah, Addicting Info is a horrible site.
as biased as Glenn Beck, Rush limbaugh show or any of the other alleged "news" sites out there.

we have very little actual "news", most crap that spews out of pundits/stations is biased to show what they wish. a culture of mushrooms kept in the dark & fed fecal matter is what this nation is becoming.
 

Michael Goff

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as biased as Glenn Beck, Rush limbaugh show or any of the other alleged "news" sites out there.

we have very little actual "news", most crap that spews out of pundits/stations is biased to show what they wish. a culture of mushrooms kept in the dark & fed fecal matter is what this nation is becoming.
I dunno, NPR is apparently pretty good according to one study.
 

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I dunno, NPR is apparently pretty good according to one study.
IIRC Rosie O'donnell once said, if you want actual "news", you have to go outside the U.S to get it.

we mostly see & hear what the MSM wants us to see & hear.

EDIT.

most of us have "pundits/talking heads' we like to hear from, I like Jon Stewart and I am well aware the man is on COMEDY central :p
 

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IIRC Rosie O'donnell once said, if you want actual "news", you have to go outside the U.S to get it.

we mostly see & hear what the MSM wants us to see & hear.
The MSM is pretty much whatever those in powerful want it to be, so we're borked.

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IIRC Rosie O'donnell once said, if you want actual "news", you have to go outside the U.S to get it.

we mostly see & hear what the MSM wants us to see & hear.

EDIT.

most of us have "pundits/talking heads' we like to hear from, I like Jon Stewart and I am well aware the man is on COMEDY central :p
People who just watch TDS know more about common issues than people watching most other news shows. >_>
 

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I dunno, NPR is apparently pretty good according to one study.
Ooh, what you said!:eek:

We all know that NPR is a Commie-Pinko-Socialist-Left Wing-Obama Loving bunch of ComSymps.

Or, just possibly, it's a source of relatively balanced, reasonably accurate and in depth reportage.
 

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Ooh, what you said!:eek:

We all know that NPR is a Commie-Pinko-Socialist-Left Wing-Obama Loving bunch of ComSymps.

Or, just possibly, it's a source of relatively balanced, reasonably accurate and in depth reportage.
I knew there was a reason you liked them! ;)
 

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steve knight

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I have no respect for Fox News, but, the operative concept here is hosts and guests. I dare say that the statistics are true of most "hosts and guests" on most shows on most channels. There is, in fact, very little actual news on most of these shows-- the rest is pontificating.
yes some of pho news mouth pieces are so racist or ignorant or full of hate for about everyone it is pretty pathetic. but they seem to attract that type.
 

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Ooh, what you said!:eek:

We all know that NPR is a Commie-Pinko-Socialist-Left Wing-Obama Loving bunch of ComSymps.

Or, just possibly, it's a source of relatively balanced, reasonably accurate and in depth reportage.
I like NPR also.
 

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Bill maher ring a bell? He is the rush Limbaugh of the left
They are both trying to be entertainers. I don't find either one of them entertaining, and, they are both offensive, in different ways. But, I don't know anyone who thinks Bill Maher is providing news. That is a difference -- in the audience.
 

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This just confirms everything we already knew about Fox News. Fox news is obviously bad. Say it with me, "fox news bad, fox news bad, fox news bad, fox news bad.."
 

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I get all my news from the interwebs, they are far more accurate than the dreaded MSM. stormfront, anyone?