(Source: sandandglass, via odinsblog)

In the wake of a presidential election, there is an understandable focus on what is holding back the losing party. But we shouldn’t ignore the factors that have advantaged the GOP in recent elections. And as a pair of recent studies show, the Fox News cable channel is one such advantage.

For researchers, isolating the political effects of media outlets is a tricky business. In 2010, the Pew Research Center found that some 40 percent of Republicans reported watching Fox News, as opposed to just 20 percent of independents and 15 percent of Democrats. The chief explanation for those audience demographics has to be that Republicans tend to prefer the coverage that Fox provides. But how might we separate out the influence of Fox News on the Americans who watch it from the factors that make some Americans more likely to watch it in the first place?

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reallyfoxnews:

“I know everybody keeps sarcastically saying about he Skittles,” [Doug] Burns said. “You could probably kill somebody with Skittles.”

Fox host Jamie Colby replied, “But he didn’t take that iced tea and bang Zimmerman over the head with the bottle.”

“The thing is, yeah, you’re spinning a lot of hypotheticals,” Burns said. “And you could break a bottle of iced tea, right, with the jagged edge, and you could kill somebody with it.”

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reallyfoxnews:

I was wondering what was going to happen with this.

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"Glenn Beck wasn’t trying to save his soul, he was trying to save his ass. Advertisers fled his show and even Glenn knows what that means in our industry. Yet, we still tried to give him a soft landing. Guess no good deed goes unpunished"

Fox News’ official statement about Glenn Beck’s departure is blunt, short, and sweet. The network responded to Beck’s comments that he left Fox to “keep his soul intact.” (via reallyfoxnews)

mediamattersforamerica:

Fox News does a fact-check (for once)…

mediamattersforamerica:

Fox News does a fact-check (for once)…

"Glenn Beck has a dream. On Thursday, the former Fox News host, gold bug, survival-seed guru, movie star, and bestselling author unveiled plans for a new planned community—inspired by the Ayn Rand novel ‘Atlas Shrugged’—to be built at an undisclosed location somewhere in the United States."

— No, really. (via motherjones)

mediamattersforamerica:

Apparently this Fox News host isn’t familiar with the 9/11 Commission, who asserted there was “no credible evidence” that Iraq was involved in the September 11th terror attacks. Keep in mind, Eric Bolling is the same Fox News host who just two days ago complained about “liberally biased” text books that mentioned the Bush administration found no WMDs in Iraq. 

mediamattersforamerica:

Apparently this Fox News host isn’t familiar with the 9/11 Commission, who asserted there was “no credible evidence” that Iraq was involved in the September 11th terror attacks. 

Keep in mind, Eric Bolling is the same Fox News host who just two days ago complained about “liberally biased” text books that mentioned the Bush administration found no WMDs in Iraq. 

mediamattersforamerica:

To support their skepticism, Fox quotes an ex-TV weatherman-turned-blogger who suggests that scientists should go to jail “for such manipulations of data,” and a climate denier scientist who thinks his job is to “minimize the role of government.”

Fox News and science just don’t get along very well, do they?