Top 10 Disturbing Facts About Fox News

The Top Ten

1 Multiple studies have shown that people who watch Fox News are less informed than people who claim to watch no news

Let that sink in for a second. This could mean a couple of things, neither of which are very flattering. First, it could indicate the general population of Fox News viewers is so uneducated that even when they make an effort to learn they still can't keep up with people who only gather news in passing. A second and more likely explanation is that Fox News is so infused with propaganda and misinformation that watching it actually makes you stupider.

These are all bull liberal agenda opinions with the truth stretched and tied in a knot.

Typical response. Funny how 10 facts become opinion when they are unpopular. More of a testament to the validity of the list than a critique.

2 A 2014 study by Punditfact showed that on Fox News, only 18% of statements made by on air business personalities and their pundit guests were true or mostly true

Some of the other 82% included statements like "There is no good data showing secondhand smoke kills people" which is patently false and the United States is "the only country in the world that has… automatic citizenship upon birth", a statement made in an immigration debate that was probably a surprise to the 30 other nations in the world with just soli including the only two nations that share a border with the U.S..

3 A 2014 poll by Public Religion Research Institute showed that Fox News was considered the most trusted news network "to provide accurate information about politics and current events"

Actually makes sense when you consider that other studies have shown that, in essence, uninformed people don't know they are uninformed.

4 A 2009 NBC survey found that 75% of Fox News viewers believed in Obamacare "death panels" compared to 30% of CNN and MSNBC viewers

Now that's some first class propaganda to convince people that a president who is working to provide healthcare to everyone (you know, like in every other first world nation on the planet) also wants to enact a system where a group of stern looking professionals in lab coats sit behind a large metal table in a cold room voting on who will live and who will die.

5 In 2009, Fox News took out full page ads in major newspapers accusing other news networks including CNN of not covering a Tea Party protest - and used a still image from CNN's broadcast
6 In 2008, Fox analyst Liz Trotta joked "And now we have what some are reading as a suggestion that somebody knock off Osama, uh, Obama. Well, both, if we could"
7 In 2013, Bill O'Reilly stated on his program that "Asian people are not liberal, you know, by nature. They're usually more industrious and hardworking"

Funny thing is, in 2008 62% of Asian-Americans voted for Obama and that number jumped to 73% in 2012. Maybe O'Reilly forgot that Asian-Americans also tend to place a higher emphasis on education and the most educated Americans tended to vote for Obama.

8 Fox News Washington managing editor told staff to "refrain" from talking about climate change, a phenomenon that NASA reports is agreed upon by 97% of climate scientists

Sometimes when you know you're in the wrong, it's best just not to bring it up.

9 Fox News used archived crowd footage to make a health care protest rally appear to be better attended

Honest mistake? You'd think the cloudy versus clear day footage would have tipped someone in the cutting room off as it did with the staff of The John Stewart Show who publicized the error. Fox apologized for the mistake, but it makes you wonder how many unnoticed "mistakes" slip by.

10 In 2009, Fox altered a Rasmussen poll and published on air that 120% of people believe it is likely that scientists falsified research data regarding global warming

The actual poll asked "In order to support their own theories and beliefs about global warming, how likely is it that some scientists have falsified research data? " and 59% of people responded that it was very or somewhat likely. 21% said not very likely, 5% said not likely, and 15% were unsure.

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11 Other Fox news analysts were told they would be fired if they criticized Donald Trump for tormenting their co-worker Megyn Kelly.
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