Skip to comments.David Frum Bashes Fox News Viewers: End Up 'Knowing A Lot Less About Important World Events'
Posted on 12/12/2011 5:12:18 PM PST by Nachum
Faux-Republican David Frum took a shot at Fox News viewers on Sunday when he told CNN's Howard Kurtz that "people who watch a lot of Fox come away knowing a lot less about important world events." Frum's interview aired during the bottom half of the 11 a.m. hour of Reliable Sources. Even Kurtz, who has worked for the liberal media for three decades, challenged Frum's hard-line criticism of the right-wing media. "You're tarring with an awfully broad brush there" he told Frum, who in a recent New York Magazine column accused the conservative media
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Yo Dave, to quote Slick Willie, “KISS IT!”
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I think there should be a general ban on folks who don’t have even a passing acquaintance with statistics and survey design referring to the results of polling.
Frum’s assertion has as its basis a study that found that people whose main source of news if FOX News were poorly informed about world events. Notice that excludes all FReepers, since our main source of news is FreeRepublic.com; it excludes everyone who frequents the Drudge Report more than they watch television; it excludes everyone on the right who’s despaired of the American media entirely and gets their news from British sources. And, of course, even the survey’s original results are suspect because they turns on the definition of “informed”, which involves editorial judgement about what one ought to be informed about. Frum then expands the assertion to those “who watch a lot of FOX News” being ill-informed.
Quite frankly, anyone who relies exclusively on the American media, FOX and talk-radio included, is ill-informed about world events (even Rush’s use of the British media as a source for his “stack of stuff” only improves his American coverage).
I don't think either of the two Davids were ever conservatives, just pro-abort and pro-homosexual agenda pushers all along.
Conservatives have known about ‘David the Fraud’ for a while now. :)
Lib moles. You can fool some of the people...
More like 2009's David Brock.
For the last 3 years Frum has been carving out a niche as the "conservative" who can reliably depended on to bash conservatives and Republicans. The liberal media love him for it: Frum has gotten a Newsweek cover story, a column in Time, a major piece in New York Magazine, and of course this appearance on CNN.
Nearly every conservative caught on two years ago that Frum had turned liberal, but if Frum can keep on branding himself as the anti-conservative conservative then liberal outlets will continue to give him a forum. (In past decades Kevin Phillips held this niche.)
This can’t be true. I just took that PEW quiz awhile back and got all of them right, and my tv is never tuned to CNN, msnbc, etc.
Here’s the poll:
Interesting: according to the poll, in the week before the poll, 65% of the people got their news from Fox News AND 51% got their news from MSNBC.
Really? Did the pollsters look at the actual viewership of Fox News and MSNBC to determine if their poll numbers accurately reflect reality? Looks like their numbers just for that question are way off.
Also, the new source question was multiple selection, meaning that a Fox News viewer could also be an MSNBC viewer. That alone blows the conclusion that FNC viewers are less informed out of the water.