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Forum Post: The Revolution Will Not be Televised - Stop watching TV!

Posted 12 years ago on Dec. 30, 2011, 9:24 a.m. EST by dcosts (69) from St Petersburg, FL
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Media Control is real and insidious. Find websites you trust online for news. Stop watching TV. If you need some media without commercials try Netflix. No matter how resolved you maybe the imagery and consumerism of the media will corrupt and numb you. Please stop watching TV and start writing, reading & doing. And will someone please stop all the damn spam in the forum; it doesn't take a lot of thought to see that 'UFC 141 Live Stream' might be spam and shouldn't even be seen on this forum.



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[-] 1 points by bensdad (8977) 12 years ago

you don't think Rachel and Lawrence and Chris are good solid reliable news sources?

do WE really want anyone in OWS who is suckered by commercials?

most of those types sent their money to jimmy bakker and jerry falwell


[-] 1 points by dcosts (69) from St Petersburg, FL 12 years ago

Rachel, Lawrence & Chris are not the issue. Its not about being 'suckered by a commercial' as it is about actively collecting your own information and not relying on Corporate Media to spoon feed you what they want you to ingest.

[-] 1 points by bensdad (8977) 12 years ago

While I don't disagree with you- I do a lot of research from many sources
All TV is not the same
and fox and msnbc are NOT opposite

The PublicMind poll by Farleigh Dickinson University
in New Jersey showed that of all the news channels out there, Fox News viewers are the least informed.

People were asked questions about news habits and current events in a statewide poll of 600 New Jersey residents. Results showed that viewers of Sunday morning news shows were the most informed about current events, while Fox News viewers were the least informed. In fact, FDU poll results showed they were even less informed than those who say they don’t watch any news at all and they were also less likely than any other group analyzed to have forms of higher education. Readers of The New York Times, USA Today and listeners to National Public Radio were better informed about international events than other media outlets.

In one major example, New Jersey poll participants were questioned about the outcome of the so-called Arab Spring uprisings in North Africa earlier in the year. Non-Fox News viewer statistics showed 53% know that Egyptians were successful in overthrowing dictator Mubarak.
48% know that the Syrian uprising has thus far been unsuccessful in ousting Assad. But Fox News viewers showed 37% know that Egyptians overthrew their government 42% know that Syrians have not yet overthrown their government thus suggesting a daily dose of sound bytes from CNN at the gym, and headlines from Google News were enough to surpass what average Fox viewers knew about current events.

“Because of the controls for partisanship, we know these results are not just driven by Republicans or other groups being more likely to watch Fox News,” said Dan Cassino, a professor of political science at Fairleigh Dickinson and an analyst for the PublicMind Poll. “The results clearly prove that there is something about watching Fox News that fundamentally leads people to be mis-informed – even compared to those who don’t watch any news at all.”

This isn't the first study that has found that Fox News viewers more misinformed in comparison to others. Last year, a study from the University of Maryland found that Fox News viewers were more likely to believe lies and false information about politics and world events.