Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Send in the clowns

Wondering why Iowa Republicans have been falling in and out of love with the goofiest of the clown candidates in the fail parade we call the 2012 GOP field? Well, The Caucus has a clue for us:
Among Republican voters in Iowa, nearly 40 percent say they get most of their news from the network and its many conservative hosts, according to the most recent New York Times/CBS News poll. And among those viewers, Newt Gingrich, the former House speaker, is trouncing Mr. Romney.
It's been called The "Fox News effect", the result of which "can be seen in the numbers: The network has interviewed Cain 63 times since he entered the race, and Gingrich has made 52 appearances." Which might explain why Cain was doing so well until his transgressions were too large for even Fox to spin away. Also explains Mitt's new interest in deigning to be interviewed there.

Of course, this is also more evidence that bolsters so many previous studies showing Fox viewers are the most uninformed or perhaps we can more kindly say misinformed, people in the civilized world.

Which reminds me. Somebody emailed a few months ago saying they were going to try to sue Fox for fraudulent reporting. Wonder what happened to that guy?

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