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Viewers of Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert Score High on News Knowledge!!!!!!!!!!

 
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Viewers of Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert Score High on News Knowledge!!!!!!!!!!
Pew Survey: Viewers of Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert Score High on News Knowledge

Editor & Publisher
2008-08-19

NEW YORK The results of the new Pew Survey on News Consumption (taken every two years and released this afternoon) suggest that viewers of the “fake news” programs "The Daily Show"and "The Colbert Report" are more knowledgeable about current events (as judged by three test questions) than watchers of “real” cable news shows hosted by Lou Dobbs, Bill O’Reilly and Larry King, among others -- as well as average consumers of NBC, ABC, Fox News, CNN, C-SPAN and daily newspapers.

The national average for answering the three questions was only 18%. But 34% of The Colbert Report fans got them right, with 30% of The Daily Show viewers doing so – even though the two Comedy Central shows draw younger audiences which generally scored less well on the "test" than older viewers/readers.

The Pew Report observed: “The Colbert Report and The Daily Show are notable for having relatively well-informed audiences that are younger than the national average.”

Topping the knowledge list were The New Yorker and The Atlantic (48%), NPR (44%), MSNBC’s Hardball (43%), and Hannity & Colmes at 42%.

While consumers of most news outlets scored poorly on the test, a separate question revealed that a vast majority believe they follow national news closely.

Respondents were asked to identify which party now controls Congress, who is the current U.S. secretary of state and name the new prime minister of Great Britain.

Coming in behind the two fake news show on the test were consumers of :

News magazines 30%
O’Reilly Factor 28%
Lou Dobbs Tonight 27%
MSNBC 25%
C-SPAN 24%
Daily newspaper 22%
NBC News 21%
Letterman/Leno 20%
Larry King Live 19%
ABC News 19%
CNN 19%
Fox News 19%
CNBC 17%
Personality magazines 13%
Religious radio 12%
CBS News 10%
National Enquirer 9%
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Greg Mitchell's new book in Iraq and the media includes chapters on Colbert and Stewart. It is titled "So Wrong for So Long."
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Re: Viewers of Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert Score High on News Knowledge!!!!!!!!!!
"News knowledge?"

WTF?

I guess they have nothing better to do than to watch fucking news.

How incredibly stupid does one have to be?
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Re: Viewers of Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert Score High on News Knowledge!!!!!!!!!!
the fake news
gives you the horrible news
in an easily digested
humourous format

News