Monday, April 09, 2012

Conservatives still in denial about their authoritarianism.

You hear a lot about individual liberty and responsibility, but socially, they want the firm hand of the Daddy State.  They like it.

The Science of Fox News: Why Its Viewers are the Most Misinformed | | AlterNet

The Science of Fox News: Why Its Viewers are the Most Misinformed

Authoritarian people have a stronger emotional need for an outlet like Fox, where they can find affirmation and escape factual challenges to their beliefs.

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Editor's note: This is an excerpt from Chris Mooney’s new bookThe Republican Brain: The Science of Why They Deny Science and Reality .
In June of last year, Jon Stewart went on air with Fox News’ Chris Wallace and started a major media controversy over the channel’s misinforming of its viewers. “Who are the most consistently misinformed media viewers?” Stewart asked Wallace. “The most consistently misinformed? Fox, Fox viewers, consistently, every poll.”

1 comment:

Kevin Scheunemann said...

And Obama spending $500+ million to hire a slew of IRS agents to enforce, fine, punish, harass, and hound innocent taxpayers to comply with the Obamacare fascism is something you are proud of?

If you cared about stopping fascism, this should be at top of your fascist threat list.