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June 21, 2011

Jon Stewart, Consistently Misinformed About FoxNews Watchers Being Consistently Misinformed

Politifact.org, who we really should start ignoring entirely as a partisan pusher of liberal memes, figures this is a good one to say is false, to prove they can call a liberal's statements false, and says Stewart is wrong in his assertion (link to Verum Serum).

Don't these studies include bits like "Was Saddam Hussein involved in 9/11?" They ask about what the media wants you to think.

If you answer in manner that is less deferential to Media Common Wisdom -- like, "I don't know if he was involved at all. I don't think anyone does, though I do know the media thinks it knows" -- then you get dinged as "misinformed."

When in fact you're highly informed. You just don't want to take the media's word for it on speculative conclusions derived from known facts.

I think a lot of conservatives would answer "correctly" if we were asked point-blank "What is the media wishes you to believe on this question" rather than "What do you believe the answer is?"

I know what the media wants me to believe. If I disagree with them, to the extent I'm wrong, it's that I'm committing an "error of reason." Not being ignorant of the knowledge, just drawing a supposedly erroneous conclusion.

Let's just headline this properly:

Shock Study: Conservatives Don't Believe The Liberal Media



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