Just read an article that was tweeted by poet Adam Sol regarding a poll run by Fairleigh Dickinson University. Apparently, it has shown that those who watch Fox News in an attempt to better understand the world are, in fact, sabotaging their efforts. It seems that the more one watches of Fox News, the less one is aware of what’s happening in the world. I can’t say whether this is a result of watching the programming or whether there just happens to be more ill-informed people who gravitate towards Fox News. Either way, it’s an interesting and oddly entertaining piece.
Those who watch The Daily Show with Jon Stewart performed well on the questions. Sixty percent of Daily Show viewers correctly answered that opposition forces in Syria have not yet toppled the government, second only to NPR. Forty-five percent of Fox News viewers answered “no.”