Saturday, June 25, 2011

Jon Stewart: Fox News A “Lying Dynasty”

Following Jon Stewart’s unchallenged statement to Chris Wallace that Fox viewers are the “most consistently misinformed," Politifact countered Stewart’s assertion, finding in two polls that Fox was  merely “near the bottom.” Differing from Politico and casting doubt on Fox's veracity are World Public Opinion, in studies from October 2003 and December 2010; an NBC/Wall Street Journal poll and a Pew Research Center study, both in August 2009; and a Media Matters study, June 2011. Most importantly, Stewart refers to the many occasions that Politifact itself criticized Fox for its misinformation. Fox, in fact, helped spread Politifact’s “Lie of the Year” in 2009 and 2010. Watch:

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