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Jon Stewart on Fox News - 24 min

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They're both unwatchable.

 

Great scold of Pottery-Barn and boutique-produce Progressivism- hold thy tongue!

 

I see the smoking ruins of a great many greater Seattle area dinner party conversations strewn about the ends of once languid and peaceful dinner tables* in your future.

 

*tastefully distressed and constructed from timbers salvaged Quaker barns at an equalitarian community of local artisans.

 

 

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Great link and exchange 111, thanks for the post. Worth watching for sure. Love them both (Stewart and Wallace)...we all have to realize that they are filtering, and this discourse certainly has them each reinforcing that for the full time. In fact, Fox, as "news" comes off bad for that reason. Stewart rules. His stuff got weak after Bush left office for a bit, but it's coming around. Love that question Stewart tosses out and instead of answering

Wallace runs the Pam Anderson/Tommy Lee clip (15:37, pretty funny though) as if to totally reinforce the exact thing Stewart had just said of the regular news consistently disappointing viewers....... 2 super Jews for sure. Wonder if Joblo shows up on this thread now with the "anti-smite" sthick....

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New research suggests watching something dumb might make you dumber. In other words, you are what you watch.

 

It's called media priming -- the idea that the things we watch or listen to or read influence our emotions and our behavior, perhaps more than we realize. This particular study may be the first to use fictional characters in a narrative to show an effect on people's cognitive performance, says lead author Markus Appel, a psychologist at Austria's University of Linz.[..]

Think you're too smart to be influenced by the media you consume? That's cute. Anything we see -- a person on the street, an ad on TV, a character in a movie -- has some influence on our next thoughts, emotions or actions, simply because it's top of mind, says Joanne Cantor, a psychologist and member of the American Psychological Association who has studied the emotional and behavioral effect of TV and movies.

 

“What you’ve been thinking about recently or seeing recently (is) at a higher level in your consciousness, so your brain is kind of predisposed in that direction,” says Cantor, professor emerita of communication arts and outreach director center for communication research at the University of Wisonsin-Madison. “So if you’ve just seen a movie about really altruistic people and you get an opportunity to behave altruistically, you’ll probably do it, rather than if you’ve just seen a movie about selfish people."

Cantor explains that empathetic people are likely to be especially affected by media priming. "But also, people who expose themselves to TV more are probably going to be more affected,” she says. Something to think about next time you find yourself lured into an hours-long marathon of your favorite reality show. On the other hand, some of us could likely use more gym and laundry, if not tanning, in our lives.

 

http://bodyodd.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/06/13/6851542-watching-jersey-shore-might-make-you-dumber-study-suggests

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Great post and point JB. I'm totally a believer in this, but would also note that the same thing applies to the internet, and in fact, we all may be letting cognitive functions drop off as so much gets recorded by computer, we don't have to remember shit these days.

 

Hmmm, anyway, thank you for that on the money post!

 

New research suggests watching something dumb might make you dumber. In other words, you are what you watch.

 

It's called media priming -- the idea that the things we watch or listen to or read influence our emotions and our behavior, perhaps more than we realize. This particular study may be the first to use fictional characters in a narrative to show an effect on people's cognitive performance, says lead author Markus Appel, a psychologist at Austria's University of Linz.[..]

Think you're too smart to be influenced by the media you consume? That's cute. Anything we see -- a person on the street, an ad on TV, a character in a movie -- has some influence on our next thoughts, emotions or actions, simply because it's top of mind, says Joanne Cantor, a psychologist and member of the American Psychological Association who has studied the emotional and behavioral effect of TV and movies.

 

“What you’ve been thinking about recently or seeing recently (is) at a higher level in your consciousness, so your brain is kind of predisposed in that direction,” says Cantor, professor emerita of communication arts and outreach director center for communication research at the University of Wisonsin-Madison. “So if you’ve just seen a movie about really altruistic people and you get an opportunity to behave altruistically, you’ll probably do it, rather than if you’ve just seen a movie about selfish people."

Cantor explains that empathetic people are likely to be especially affected by media priming. "But also, people who expose themselves to TV more are probably going to be more affected,” she says. Something to think about next time you find yourself lured into an hours-long marathon of your favorite reality show. On the other hand, some of us could likely use more gym and laundry, if not tanning, in our lives.

 

http://bodyodd.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/06/13/6851542-watching-jersey-shore-might-make-you-dumber-study-suggests

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LOL, Fox viewers are NOT misinformed. I accepted Stewarts claim, as did interviewer Chris Wallace. "Near to the bottom" would have been accurate though. The Yahoo article is overstating and sensationalizing the issue, most likely to gain readers, like Stewart suggests is the problem with the regular media. :lmao:

 

PolitiFact shreds Jon Stewart’s Fox News misinformation claim

By Joe Pompeo

 

"Who are the most consistently misinformed media viewers?" Jon Stewart asked Chris Wallace on "Fox News Sunday" this weekend. "The most consistently misinformed? Fox, Fox viewers, consistently, every poll."

 

Wrong! The truth-vetting project PolitiFact looked into the "Daily Show" host's sweeping claim since Wallace himself did not challenge it. It "found three surveys since 2007 that shed some light on how informed Fox viewers are compared to consumers of other media"--none of which ranked the Fox News audience at the bottom of the misinformation barrel, even if the network did score low in certain areas pertaining to accuracy.

 

"In several of the surveys, Fox isn't the lowest," PolitiFact concluded, "and other general-interest media outlets--such as network news shows, network morning shows and even the other cable news networks--often score similarly low. Meanwhile, particular Fox shows--such as The O'Reilly Factor and Sean Hannity's show--actually score consistently well, occasionally even outpacing Stewart's own audience."

 

You can read the entire study here and watch the clip with Wallace above.

 

http://news.yahoo.com/s/yblog_thecutline/20110621/ts_yblog_thecutline/politifact-shreds-jon-stewarts-fox-news-misinformation-claim

 

 

http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2011/jun/20/jon-stewart/jon-stewart-says-those-who-watch-fox-news-are-most/

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mere politeness, really, on ole'john's part - you see a man acting the asshole, you can be generous and just say he's poorly/mis-informed, or you can be truthful and mean i suppose and chalk it up to what it is - some people are just fucking assholes, and the more they learn and develop, the more their assholes grow in size :)

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