Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Fux Snoozers Most Misinformed

The University of Maryland conducted a studt after the fall election that shows there is a disturbing amount of misinformation, you know propaganda in the Plutocratic States of America and that it is influencing the what citizens believe (wrongly) and how they vote (ignorantly):

But Fux Snoozers are by far more likely to swallow the bullshit and then regurgitate it all over what remains of our republic. Fux viewers are by:
-14 points more likely to mistakenly believe that the stimulus legislation did not include tax cuts. -13 points more likely to erroneously believe that the auto bailout only occurred under Obama.
-12 points more likely to hold the incorrect belief that when TARP came up for a vote most Republicans opposed it.
-30 points more likely to mistakenly believe that most scientists do not agree that climate change is occurring.
-31 percent more likely to believe the that it is not clear that Obama was born in the United States.

Want more clear evidence of the lies the Teabgnorant are more likely to believe? Read it and weep:
-Most economists estimate the stimulus caused job losses (12 points more likely)
-Most economists have estimated the health care law will worsen the deficit (31 points)
-The economy is getting worse (26 points)
-Their own income taxes have gone up (14 points)

Plutarch's like Rupert the Murdoch and the Koch Bros don't like bedrock American values like self determination through the INFORMED consent of the citizenry. They're not your countrymen, they're would-be overlords.


Nemo said...

As all informed people do when viewing polls, I wanted to see the methodology, sample sizes, etc. I looked at the "study", but could not find the this data. In one section it appears that the sample could be close to 200, but that was ambiguous. Am I missing it or is your post, and this "study", a waste of electrons?

Sean Cranley said...

Snooze on Dude.

Page 3, Introduction, Paragrpaph 5.

To this end, conducted an in-depth survey of public opinion. The poll was fielded from November 6 to 15, 2010 with a sample-size of 848 respondents. The margin of error for the full sample was 3.4%. The margin of error for the poll’s 616 self-reported voters is plus or minus 3.9%. It was conducted using the web-enabled KnowledgePanel®, a probability-based panel designed to be representative of the U.S. population. Initially, participants are chosen scientifically by a random selection of telephone numbers and residential addresses. Persons in selected households are then invited by telephone or by mail to participate in the web-enabled KnowledgePanel®. For those who agree to participate, but do not already have Internet access, Knowledge Networks provides a laptop and ISP connection. More technical information is available at

Nemo said...

Sorry, I could not find it. Still would not quote a poll with such a large margin of error and I've always been suspect of "Panel" based (Biased?) samples. The "panel" includes 3000 teens (13-17)? So are these guys replacing the KOS Research 2000 guys? They seem about as accurate. Heh.

Sean Cranley said...

Let's 3.4 to 3.8% Margin of error vs 30% points more likely for Schux like Nemo to mistakenly believe that most scientists do not agree that climate change is occurring. I'd that beats the spread.

But of course if information contradicts Nemo's conceptual reality then he must make sure he believes it to be wrong. That's how the Fux maintain the Snooze.

BradK said...

That's funny... climate change is ALWAYS occurring!

Nemo said...

Of course you are correct Brad. I think that sean is referring to Mann-Made Global Warming. It's a pity the study he cites does not specify that in the question.

sean, I bow to your ability to "win" an argument solely by pejorative. You are clearly the master of this technique of "reasoning". I guess you go with what you have. Please forgive my ignorance but, what's a Schux?

Sean Cranley said...

Schmux. You are nemo, simply incert "m" right up the center.

Here's some more unacceptable reality to flumux the fux:

Aw shux.

Nemo said...

Right back at ya big guy...

Still perplexed at being called a "Schux". Now you are saying that schux=schmux. Okay, fine. A brief search turned up this blog. So you're calling me a unhappy french black woman? Is that good or bad?

On a separate and unrelated topic, did you see the "Big Bang Theory" last night. I almost plotzed when they referred to the geology department as "the dirt people". Heh.