Originally Posted by ShawnJ
Fox News viewers are the least informed
...while regular viewers of the Daily Show and the Colbert Report are the most informed. Combined with the other study concluding that no one watches Fox News but Republicans, you have to wonder how informed your everyday Republican has to be...
The study you quote does not draw the conclusion you posit so perhaps you should check your own reading comprehension and also check yourself into logical leap rehab.Republicans and Democrats are equally likely to be represented in the high-knowledge group. But significantly fewer Republicans (26%) than Democrats (31%) fall into the third of the public that knows the least.
From those of us that deal with numbers instead of personal attacks, that reads as more Republicans being informed. Additionally the study noted that the least informed groups were groups that strongly vote Democratic, women and minorities.
If anything it simply shows that well informed Republicans are willing to watch more sources and be informed by them, rather than label them and shut off all access to them which is what Democrats do. I'll watch a Bill Maher, Jon Stewart or Stephen Colbert whether they agree with me or not. I'll also gladly read information from any and all sources though that doesn't mean all will avoid being treated skeptically.
It is Democrats who I have seen avoid and dismiss information based off nothing more than perceived intent, bias or whatever rationale they care to cook up. They don't look at it, evaluated it critically and then keep or discard relevant information. They simply toss it based on the source.