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Media Misinformation Quiz
self / vanity | 05/23/2011 | Souky

Posted on 05/23/2011 11:08:18 AM PDT by KeepUSfree

I want to create a "media misinformation quiz" to give to my liberal friends. My goal is to show folks HOW MUCH that they believe is wrong and how much propaganda, lies and misinformation the media has shoved down their throats.

I am looking for questions like: Who said: "I can see Russia from my house!" ? Everyone here knows it was Tina Fey...however many, many folks actually think Sarah Palin said it.

Other questions I have thought of are: Who had better grades in College - Bush or Obama ??

Which party ended slavery in the USA?

I'm sure you can see where I am going with all of this. I would REALLY appreciate any questions y'all can come up with.

I would like to have 20 questions - of which I would hope most liberals would get half wrong....

I KNOW I am going to get some good ones...so have at it folks.....

(BTW...this is my actual FIRST post after about 12 years of participation - so I MAY have done this improperly...if so, sorry and too bad!)


TOPICS: Education; Miscellaneous; Reference; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: media; propaganda; test

1 posted on 05/23/2011 11:08:26 AM PDT by KeepUSfree
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To: KeepUSfree

please ping me when you get your quiz ready - thanx!


2 posted on 05/23/2011 11:13:15 AM PDT by camle (keep an open mind and someone will fill it full of something for you)
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To: KeepUSfree

Which party has the most millionaires in congress?


3 posted on 05/23/2011 11:14:05 AM PDT by dblshot (Insanity - electing the same people over and over and expecting different results.)
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To: KeepUSfree
Check out this post:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2622192/posts
4 posted on 05/23/2011 11:19:18 AM PDT by dblshot (Insanity - electing the same people over and over and expecting different results.)
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To: KeepUSfree

Which party opposed the civil rights bill?


5 posted on 05/23/2011 11:19:36 AM PDT by MichiganCheese (Racist Honkies For Herman Cain!)
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To: dblshot

Good one...thanks


6 posted on 05/23/2011 11:23:32 AM PDT by KeepUSfree (WOSD = fascism pure and simple.)
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To: camle

I’ll ping you, no problem....but I think you should come up with a question!!!


7 posted on 05/23/2011 11:24:45 AM PDT by KeepUSfree (WOSD = fascism pure and simple.)
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To: KeepUSfree

Which recent Presidential candidate claimed to have visited 57 states... with one more to go? (Obama)

Who was the only U.S. President to have been the leader of a labor union? (Reagan, Screen Actor’s Guild)


8 posted on 05/23/2011 11:26:11 AM PDT by kevkrom (Palin's detractors now resort to "nobody believes she can win because nobody believes she can win")
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To: dblshot

thanks...awesome


9 posted on 05/23/2011 11:26:27 AM PDT by KeepUSfree (WOSD = fascism pure and simple.)
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To: KeepUSfree

bookmark


10 posted on 05/23/2011 11:28:37 AM PDT by ▀udda▀udd (7 days - 7 ways a Guero y Guay Lao >>> with a floating, shifting, ever changing persona.....)
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To: KeepUSfree

who was the first supplyside president? (JFK), although I dunno if there was any before him.


11 posted on 05/23/2011 11:29:29 AM PDT by camle (keep an open mind and someone will fill it full of something for you)
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To: KeepUSfree
The POTUS doesn't need to release his college transcripts. He is brilliant. See. He's sitting in font of books.


12 posted on 05/23/2011 11:30:04 AM PDT by Daffynition ("Don't just live your life, but witness it also.")
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To: KeepUSfree

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1515744/posts

One Reporter’s Opinion – Liberal Hypocrisy
George Putnam
It is this reporter’s opinion that a new book by Peter Schweizer, “Do As I Say (Not As I Do): Profiles in Liberal Hypocrisy,” does a brilliant job of exposing the blatant hypocrisy of liberals who loudly espouse principals they disregard in their own personal lives.
Schweizer writes in the November issue of NewsMax magazine: “Hypocrisy has proved to be a wonderful weapon for the liberals in their war against conservatives. Yet for all the talk about conservative hypocrisy, there has been very little investigation into the prevalence of hypocrisy on the Left.”
Fellow NewsMax journalist Jim Meyers wrote, in a recent article, that among the eye-opening revelations in Schweizer’s book are the following:
Filmmaker Michael Moore insists that corporations are evil and claims he doesn’t invest in the stock market due to moral principals, but his IRS forms viewed by Schweizer show that he has owned shares in such corporate giants as Halliburton, Merck, Pfizer, Sunoco, Tenet Health Care, Ford, General Electric and McDonald’s.
Staunch union supporter Rep. Nancy Pelosi of California and her husband received the Cesar Chavez award from the United Farm Workers union. But the $25 million Northern California vineyard she and her husband own is a non-union shop.
Pelosi has received more money from the Hotel Employees and Restaurant Employees union than any other member of Congress.
She and her husband own a large stake in an exclusive California hotel with more than 250 employees – none of them union.
The Pelosis also are partners in a restaurant chain with 900 employees – also a non-union shop.
How about Ralph Nader, who claims unions are essential to protect workers’ rights – but when an editor of one of his publications tried to form a union, the editor was fired.
Self-described socialist Noam Chomsky has described the Pentagon as “the most vile institution on the face of the earth” and lashed out against tax havens and trusts that benefit only the rich. But Chomsky has been paid millions of dollars by the Pentagon over the last 40 years and has used a law firm to set up his irrevocable trust to shield his assets from the IRS.
Air America radio host Al Franken calls conservatives “racists because they lack diversity and oppose affirmative action.” Yet fewer than 1 percent of the people he has hired over the last 15 years have been African-American.
Ted Kennedy has fought for the estate tax and has spoken out against tax shelters, but he repeatedly benefits from an intricate web of trusts and private foundations shielding most of his family’s fortune from the IRS. One such Kennedy family trust wasn’t even set up in the United States – but in Fiji.
Barbra Streisand talks about the necessity of unions to protect a living wage, but she prefers to do her filming and post-production work in Canada so she can pay less than American union wages.
Bill and Hillary Clinton speak in favor of the estate tax. Yet in the year 2000 Bill vetoed a bill seeking to end it. The Clintons have set up a contract trust allowing them to reduce the amount of inheritance tax their estate will pay when they die.
Billionaire George Soros says the wealthy should pay higher, more progressive tax rates, but he holds the bulk of his money in tax-free overseas accounts in Curacao, Bermuda and the Cayman Islands.
Schweizer writes:
“Liberals claim to support affirmative action BUT THEY DON’T PRACTICE IT! They support higher taxes but they set up complicated tax shelters TO AVOID PAYING THEM. They claim to be ardent environmentalists but abandon their cause when it impinges on THEIR OWN PROPERTY RIGHTS. Liberals preach in moral platitudes and condemn ordinary Americans for a whole host of things – racism, lack of concern for the poor, polluting the environment, and greed.”
But Schweizer, in his book “Do As I Say,” says that when it comes to applying those standards to themselves, liberals are bound to be shockingly guilty of hypocrisy.
After two years of research into liberal hypocrisy, Schweizer says, “What I discovered was just stunning!”


13 posted on 05/23/2011 11:30:42 AM PDT by Jo Nuvark (Those who bless Israel will be blessed, those who curse Israel will be cursed. Gen 12:3)
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To: KeepUSfree

Global Warming is....

a) settled science
b) exposed hoax


14 posted on 05/23/2011 11:44:48 AM PDT by OrangeHoof (Washington, we Texans want a divorce!)
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To: KeepUSfree

bkmk


15 posted on 05/23/2011 11:51:14 AM PDT by Sergio (An object at rest cannot be stopped! - The Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs at Midnight)
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To: KeepUSfree

We’ve all heard Rush Limbaugh say journalism students
choose their careers not to report the news, but to make
a difference in the world.

Activist journalists gleefully point out the error of everyone
else’s way (but their own). Being in charge of the message
and manipulation of the culture, activist journalists HAVE
made a difference. The world is far worse for their interference.

There! Mission accomplished.

Now get out of the pool and let the adults scrape off
the scum.


16 posted on 05/23/2011 11:54:11 AM PDT by Jo Nuvark (Those who bless Israel will be blessed, those who curse Israel will be cursed. Gen 12:3)
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To: KeepUSfree

Forgot one.. a BIG one..
“Which party stood in the doors of southern schools to keep black CHILDREN OUT OF THEM?”.. and forced the republican civil rights act? to be enacted..

FORCED John F. Kennedy.. to CHANGE his mind on the issue which he was AGAINST..

Which party did all that?..


17 posted on 05/23/2011 11:58:12 AM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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To: KeepUSfree
Which political party opposed the Civil Rights Act of 1964?

the dims

The EPA was created under which president's administration and by his proposal?

Richard Nixon.

18 posted on 05/23/2011 11:58:37 AM PDT by pfflier
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To: KeepUSfree

You need to fashion one about the 2000 Supreme Court decision on Gore v. Bush. Every lib I run into thinks the Supreme Ct declared Bush President where (I think — but if wrong, know I’ll be informed here soon) that the Supreme Ct ruled that Gore could not hand pick which counties to re-count instead of re-counting the entire state.


19 posted on 05/23/2011 11:59:55 AM PDT by bunster
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To: KeepUSfree

I remember when a lib called Rush, and was laughing and scoffing when Rush insisted Palin never said the Russia line. So don’t think this will really change any minds.

But here are a few, anyway.

What party was Martin Luther King a member of?

What party did the president belong to that entered the US in WWI, WWII, Korean, and the Vietnam war?

Which action had more international support, the Iraq war under Bush or the Libyan action under Obama?

What Party led a filibuster to stop the Civil Rights Act?


20 posted on 05/23/2011 12:11:07 PM PDT by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: KeepUSfree

the first president to invite a black man to dine at the White House was R or D?


21 posted on 05/23/2011 12:14:18 PM PDT by madamemayhem (defeat is not getting knocked down, it is not getting back up.)
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To: bunster
You need to fashion one about the 2000 Supreme Court decision on Gore v. Bush. Every lib I run into thinks the Supreme Ct declared Bush President where (I think — but if wrong, know I’ll be informed here soon) that the Supreme Ct ruled that Gore could not hand pick which counties to re-count instead of re-counting the entire state.

1) How many USSC judges concurred with the findings in Bush v. Gore? (7, of which, 5 concurred as to remedy)

2) What was the remedy granted in Bush v. Gore? (selective recounts not allowed, rules could not be changed after the election)

22 posted on 05/23/2011 12:15:27 PM PDT by kevkrom (Palin's detractors now resort to "nobody believes she can win because nobody believes she can win")
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To: bunster

And, furthermore, some newspapers did the selective recounts - and Gore STILL lost - even under the most “liberal” rules in his favor....


23 posted on 05/23/2011 12:15:46 PM PDT by KeepUSfree (WOSD = fascism pure and simple.)
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To: I still care

Awesome....thanks...


24 posted on 05/23/2011 12:17:05 PM PDT by KeepUSfree (WOSD = fascism pure and simple.)
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To: KeepUSfree

What percentage of political contributions by the media were given to democrats?

What percentage of political contributions by the media were given to Republicans?

Can this same media be trusted to be fair?

Does that also apply to talk radio personalities?


25 posted on 05/23/2011 12:17:57 PM PDT by Two Kids' Dad ((((( )))))
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To: KeepUSfree

Which political party could claim abraham lincoln and dr. martin luther king, jr.?

republican

What form of government does the united states have?

a republic

what was the name of the baby elephant in walt disney’s animated classic dumbo?

jumbo junior


26 posted on 05/23/2011 12:23:32 PM PDT by teeman8r (armageddon won't be pretty, but it's not like it's the end of the world.)
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To: KeepUSfree
Who and when was the first black person in the U.S. Senate?

And what Party was he?

27 posted on 05/23/2011 12:32:24 PM PDT by Osage Orange (The MSM is an enemy of the United States of America)
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To: kevkrom

You “fashioned” a Great question — but alas, do you think it is too difficult for the libs? Don’t they need a T or F in answering? ha ha (and thank you for correcting my “title” of the lawsuit — it is Bush v. Gore — not the way I wrot it)


28 posted on 05/23/2011 1:06:54 PM PDT by bunster
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To: teeman8r

Thanks...but I probably won’t include the DUmbo one... or:

What were the Professor and the Skipper’s actual names on the show “Gilligan’s Island”?

Roy Hinkley & Jonas Grumby....


29 posted on 05/23/2011 1:13:36 PM PDT by KeepUSfree (WOSD = fascism pure and simple.)
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To: I still care; KeepUSfree
"What party did the president belong to that entered the US in WWI, WWII, Korean, and the Vietnam war?"

Technically speaking, US troop involvment in Vietnam began under Ike in 1956 with the US Military Assistance Advisor Group (MAAG). The first US service members to die in the conflict, Major Dale R. Buis and Master Sergeant Chester M. Ovnand, were killed in 1959.

30 posted on 05/23/2011 1:15:49 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: kevkrom
2) What was the remedy granted in Bush v. Gore? (selective recounts not allowed, rules could not be changed after the election)

Actually, you left out the most important part of the decision - as demonstrated by later recounts that showed Bush won anyway, even with the unfair and selective rules.

The most important part of the decision was that the Gore protest would not be allowed to go on long enough to put Florida's Electoral College Votes in dispute at the time the Electoral College met.

In other words, as you mentioned, the Supreme Court said an uneven recount was unacceptable under equal protection (7 justices concurring) and also that there was not time to have a 'fair' recount without compromising Florida's electoral college votes (5 justices concurring).

This is key. If they had not decided that, then 1) the controversy would have continued, and 2) Gore would have had grounds for challenging the Florida electoral votes entirely and demanding that the president be selected based on the 'valid' electoral votes . . . of which he had a majority if Florida were excluded. Gore's strategy from about the end of the automatic machine recount (which also showed he lost) was to get the electoral college to vote without Florida, and then - from the position of having the majority of the electoral votes cast - claim victory.

This was an issue of the calendar as much - or more - than an issue of the votes. The Supreme Court decision fixed both parts of that controversy/strategy.
31 posted on 05/23/2011 1:34:24 PM PDT by Phlyer
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To: KeepUSfree

Q.Did the Bush adminstration refer to Iraq as an ‘imminent’ threat?

A.No. despite this characterization and outright lie publicized time and time again by the msm neither Bush nor any from his admin ever said it.


32 posted on 05/23/2011 2:38:48 PM PDT by BuzzKillington
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To: KeepUSfree

check out John Ziegler’s film, “Media Malpractice -How Obama Got Elected.”

http://www.howobamagotelected.com/media-malpractice-obama-voter-video.asp


33 posted on 05/23/2011 2:48:21 PM PDT by dervish (no $ to the Muslim Brotherhood and Salafists who run Egypt)
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To: KeepUSfree

1. Who was the first president to federally fund human embryonic stem cell research? (GW Bush)

2..Which president signed a law forbidding federal funds for human embryonic stem cell research? (Clinton, Dickey Amendment)

3. Which president tripled aid to Africa? (GW Bush)

4. Which president increased funding for malaria and AIDS research to unprecedented levels? (GW Bush)

5. Who was the first president to have two African Americans in his cabinet? (GW Bush)

6. What side of the political spectrum were the Nazis? (left, they were socialists)

7. Who committed the largest genocide in modern times? (Stalin, communists)

8. What country in the Middle East gives its Arab and Muslim citizens the greatest human rights including voting for all, proportional parliamentary representation, freedom to change religion? (only Israel)

9. Between 1948 and 1967, Jordan controlled the West Bank and Egypt controlled Gaza. Did the Palestinians want their own state then? (no)

10. What consumes more of the US economy – Defense, Medicare/Medicaid, Social Security? (Social Security)


34 posted on 05/23/2011 3:01:01 PM PDT by dervish (no $ to the Muslim Brotherhood and Salafists who run Egypt)
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To: KeepUSfree
What party was the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.?

Which party led the fight against segregated schools?

Which party obstructed LBJ's Civil Rights Legislation (hint: Al Gore's dad...)

Who had higher grades at Yale, Bush or Kerry?

(This one would require some research) how many of the gun-related deaths in the US every year are due to lawfully owned and registered firearms?

What did JFK do to the marginal tax rates?

Which President lost his license to practice law for what is called "suborning perjury" (encouraging others to lie under oath)?

Which President prolonged or created three wars after winning a Nobel Peace Prize?

How many copies of Going Rogue were sold compared to Dreams From My Father?

Cheers!

35 posted on 05/23/2011 3:33:36 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: KeepUSfree; ExTexasRedhead; ml/nj; Yaelle; exit82; AJFavish; Fedora; Cicero; All

What caused Clinton White House lawyer Vincent Foster’s death - suicide, homicide, an accident, or natural causes?


36 posted on 05/23/2011 3:53:58 PM PDT by justiceseeker93
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To: KeepUSfree

What was the core issue of the Civil War?

a. State’s rights
b. Slavery

I’d like a ping when you have your quiz ready as well! :)


37 posted on 05/23/2011 6:58:54 PM PDT by StarCMC (Sometimes you need a Jimmy Carter to get a Ronald Reagan.)
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To: KeepUSfree

Who said this during his inaugural address?

“Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty.”

JFK, 1961


38 posted on 05/23/2011 7:13:01 PM PDT by Semper911 (When you want to rob Peter to pay Paul, you'll always have the support of Paul.)
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To: justiceseeker93
What caused Clinton White House lawyer Vincent Foster’s death - suicide, homicide, an accident, or natural causes?

"I'll take Homicide for $ 800.00, Alex!"

39 posted on 05/23/2011 7:19:34 PM PDT by exit82 (Democrats are the enemy of freedom. Sarah Palin is our Esther.)
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To: Semper911

Thanks everybody...it’s going good so far....

I need about 5 more. I’d like to find something on “campaign contributions” of large amounts vs small amounts.

I’d also like a few more Democratic racist quotes.

Good job everybody


40 posted on 05/24/2011 7:54:03 AM PDT by KeepUSfree (WOSD = fascism pure and simple.)
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