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Fairleigh Dickinson University (FDU) earlier this month came out with a survey indicating a bifurcation. NPR and the Sunday punditathons inform people; ideologically driven cable tube — chiefly Fox News and MSNBC — disinform people, or, in the words of the study, have a “negative impact on people’s current events knowledge.”
Now for the shockers.
Shocker No. 1: NPR has issued a cheery statement on the findings: “It’s great to see – our own research tells us that NPR listeners are engaged, knowledgeable of domestic and world events, and that being well informed is important to them. That’s why people tune to member stations and come to us online and on mobile – they know they’ll get fact-based reporting and analysis from journalists with deep knowledge of their beats.”
Shocker No. 2: Fox News didn’t respond to an inquiry and MSNBC no-commented it.
If the study’s findings sound familiar, it’s becauase they are. Last November, FDU did a smaller version of the same study that was limited to 612 adults in the state of New Jersey. The recent one polled 1,185 “resident adults” across the country.
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