jamesn Wrote: If you read the article in the link provided you will notice that the headline doesn't tell the whole story. I'm a big fan of telling the whole story.
Read the first line of the article: ..."Media outlets such as Fox News and MSNBC have a negative impact on people's current events knowledge."...
Notice that both Fox News AND MSNBC have a negative impact according to this article. And there may be an article out there that says just the opposite. Lefty articles say one thing and righty articles say other things.
It shows that Fox has the most negative effect but MSNBC is right behind. Both those viewers pretty much have their minds made up on what they want to hear, so they go to the source that gives it to them.
I do agree that NPR and Sunday shows viewers knowing more about what is going on. I personally prefer CNN because they don't have as much of an agenda as the other two networks.
Schmidt Wrote: A couple of books that I recommend for your enlightenment. You can read the reviews at the Amazon links below.
The Fox Effect: How Roger Ailes Turned a Network into a Propaganda Machine
“Fox News has created a generation of woefully (and objectively) misinformed ideological sycophants to pursue its radical agenda. It's no accident. Now David Brock and Ari Rabin-Havt show that no matter how unethical and dishonest you think Fox News is, the reality is that they're much, much worse.” —Markos Moulitsas, publisher, Daily Kos
The Loudest Voice in the Room: How the Brilliant, Bombastic Roger Ailes Built Fox News--and Divided a Country
“The book excels at compiling data establishing Ailes’s control freakishness and authoritarian nature. . . . A veteran of the New York media-reporting scene, Sherman nails the Fox News palace intrigue and brings to light interactions that Ailes clearly never wanted to go public.”—Erik Wemple, The Washington Post
"People believe what they want to believe...and Fox News provides that outlet, especially for the right wing crazies." -- Schmidt