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  •  Well hang on sloopy. It also says that MSNBC (1+ / 0-)
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    doesn't make these people any smarter: maybe these people just aren't too bright to begin with?
    New Jerseyans are not necessarily more likely to be knowledgeable about domestic

    politics than international events. Just 47% are able to identify the Occupy Wall Street

    protesters as predominantly Democratic: 11 % think they are Republicans. Viewers of

    cable news on MSNBC are the most likely to think the protestors are Republicans.

    Watching the left-leaning MSNBC news channel is associated with a 10-point increase

    in the likelihood of misidentifying the protesters.

    •  Those must be (0+ / 0-)

      the people who don't watch anything on MSNBC except Morning Joke.

      The way to combat noxious ideas is with other ideas. The way to combat falsehoods is with truth. - William O. Douglas

      by PSzymeczek on Tue Nov 22, 2011 at 10:59:06 AM PST

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