Belly Laugh Time: Study Confirms That Fox News Makes You Stupid

You can read the whole article at the link.

Here I’ll talk about a few of the findings in the article:

91 percent believe the stimulus legislation lost jobs

The reality is that it actually created jobs. I see numerous projects in my own city that benefited from the stimulus funds.

72 percent believe the health reform law will increase the deficit

That may well be, but do they ever stop to think about the multi-billion dollar spending that goes along with prosecuting a war for nearly 10 years or more? It’s astronomical. Who gets rich, the stockholders of the munitions industry, that’s who.

72 percent believe the economy is getting worse

I see little indicators that the economy is doing better. Like the drop in unemployment insurance claims, or the crowds of people I see at the malls lately. People are more confident so they start spending. It’s that simple. I see recessions as having much to do with the psyche of the people. Fix that psyche and suddenly the economy improves.

60 percent believe climate change is not occurring

I was talking to a co-worker about this point. I asked a rhetorical question about what would it take to get these people to realize that global warming is true, for the water to be lapping at their door when they step out to go to work? To which my co-worker said “Or when Ohio is the new east coast.”

49 percent believe income taxes have gone up.

Right this moment, believe it or not the rich pay the lowest amount in taxes, and the middle class too. And corporations they’re the biggest offenders when it comes to tax breaks and incentives.

63 percent believe the stimulus legislation did not include any tax cuts

That’s because 63% are idiots. Of course tax cuts were included.

56 percent believe Obama initiated the GM/Chrysler bailout

And 56% have the memory span of the common gnat. Seriously people, it was President George W. Bush that kicked off the bailout of GM and Chrysler. Not President Obama, it was President Bush. Big difference there kids!

38 percent believe that most Republicans opposed TARP

This one gets the lowest percentage because you can’t fool a Republican Fox News watcher all of the time. However those 38% need to look at what their congress critters are doing because Republicans sure as shit supported TARP. They couldn’t let their election sponsors go under.

And last but not least:

63 percent believe Obama was not born in the U.S. (or that it is unclear)

President Obama most certainly WAS born in the United States of America. I cannot understand the birther attitude. It’s ludicrous. Yes his father was Kenyan, but his mother was a born and bred Kansas girl and he himself was born in Hawaii. They have produced the birth certificate, they have produced news clippings from then announcing the birth of one Barack Hussein Obama, yet the birthers will still claim he wasn’t born here???

It is evident that Fox is nothing but a propaganda outlet. They were never a news organization. To call them one is an affront to real news organizations.



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