Comments on: The Fox in the Tea Party http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2011/12/21/the-fox-in-the-tea-party/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Caroyln Eoff http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2011/12/21/the-fox-in-the-tea-party/#comment-541935 Fri, 20 Mar 2015 04:16:51 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=11355#comment-541935 What’s up, I read your blog on a regular basis. Your story-telling style is awesome, keep doing what you’re doing!

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By: Adolfo Germundson http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2011/12/21/the-fox-in-the-tea-party/#comment-539408 Thu, 19 Mar 2015 22:52:15 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=11355#comment-539408 Hi there! This blog post could not be written any better! Looking through this post reminds me of my previous roommate! He constantly kept preaching about this. I am going to forward this article to him. Fairly certain he will have a great read. Thank you for sharing!

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By: Elma Jayson http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2011/12/21/the-fox-in-the-tea-party/#comment-539286 Thu, 19 Mar 2015 22:38:34 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=11355#comment-539286 There’s certainly a lot to know about this issue. I love all of the points you have made.

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By: M.C.McBride http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2011/12/21/the-fox-in-the-tea-party/#comment-40595 Thu, 22 Dec 2011 17:21:56 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=11355#comment-40595 I enjoyed reading this article. The posts are good too.

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By: BajaArizona http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2011/12/21/the-fox-in-the-tea-party/#comment-40581 Thu, 22 Dec 2011 02:36:19 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=11355#comment-40581 Fox News viewers are also consistently the most poorly informed regarding the facts of current events.

A critical piece of the puzzle in understanding how Fox functions is a phenomena discovered by a pair of cognition scientists.

The Dunning–Kruger effect is a cognitive bias in which unskilled people make poor decisions and reach erroneous conclusions, but their very incompetence denies them the metacognitive ability to recognize their mistakes.

The unskilled therefore suffer from illusory superiority, rating their ability as above average, much higher than it actually is, while the highly skilled underrate their own abilities, suffering from illusory inferiority.

Kruger and Dunning conclude, “the miscalibration of the incompetent stems from an error about the self, whereas the miscalibration of the highly competent stems from an error about others”.

This is an elucidation of the eternal mystery of why stupid people often feel intellectually superior to “eggheads”.

Now you may commence weeping for the future.

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By: Bob9999 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2011/12/21/the-fox-in-the-tea-party/#comment-40572 Wed, 21 Dec 2011 19:56:55 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=11355#comment-40572 It’s hard to believe that the public interest is well served by a constant barrage of misinformation and disinformation disguised as objective reporting.

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By: FutilityofTed http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2011/12/21/the-fox-in-the-tea-party/#comment-40570 Wed, 21 Dec 2011 19:54:52 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=11355#comment-40570 If Fox News was not on the air it you would get the impression that everything liberal politicians do is dandy and everything republicans do is to protect the rich. If Fox is only weakly countered by MSNBC (and CNN) it is because the network news watching audience tends to favor a conservative viewpoint, not because the converage itself is any less biased.

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