Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Watch Fox News, Be Uniformed

Glenn Beck
I love this research from Fairleigh Dickinson University. It shows that people who watch Fox News are less informed about issues than those who watch no news at all.

Brilliant.  Let's all have a good laugh at Fox.

What type of news do you want?

I want an independent source.  There are two ways to do this as far as I can see.

One, is to be supported by your listeners.  Democracy Now!  is a great example of this. They are a listener supported service and refuse any corporate sponsorship.

The second way is state sponsored, provided the state doesn't call the shots.

The bad side of state sponsored media raised its ugly head during the recent uprising in Egypt.  Newscasters spewed government propaganda during the height of the protests.  It was great to see Soha el-Nakash resign from Egypt TV after 20 years of service due to the coverage of the protest.

I do not want corporate sponsored for-profit media.  Fox News and its buddies can go hang.

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