Quote of the day: Fox News will dumb you down


From Steve Kull, director of WorldPublicOpinion.org, talking to the autyhor of PolitiFact.Com, a blog of the St. Petersburg Times:

“We analyzed the effect of increased exposure to news outlets. We found that with all other outlets, increased exposure generally resulted in less misinformation. However, for Fox viewers, on nine points of information, increased exposure correlated with increased misinformation. This was true of only one point of information for public broadcasting and MSNBC viewers, and two points of information for network news. This effect was found in the 2003 study as well. Fox viewers were the only group for whom increased exposure resulted in greater misinformation.”

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