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Study: Fox News viewers are prone to believing rumors


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Mar 21, 2005
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As noted above, the study took for negative statements about the mosque in NY and asked people whether they believed them. Setting aside the fact that that's not really the definition of a rumor, people tend to agree with statements that fit their general point of view, whether or not they know anything about the truth of the underlying matter. I can guarantee that if this study used four negative "rumors" about Republicans, you'd see a large number of fox viewers disagreeing (and thus "not believing the rumors") while there would be a large number of MSNBC viewers agreeing (and thus "believing the rumors")

This is just really dumb.
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