"Sandy on Signal" references a study released last week that asserts Fox Viewers are grossly misinformed about "facts" when compared to consumers of other news outlets. If I'm not mistaken, The study, sited by the Huffington Post and The New York Times in December 2010 was, a since debunked, product of the University of Maryland but because it has been repeated so often it has become a fact in many newsrooms and individual minds.
No less than the Atlantic Monthly (among others) took issue with the researchers analysis (although not until June of this year) and constuction of the questions in the survey.
By way of an imaginary example, if you disagreed "that the world was going to end around or about next Tuesday due to man made global warming" you would be classified as misinformed.
If indeed a new study was released last week confirming, in some people's minds, that Fox News Viewers are idiots I've missed it and my apologies to "Sandy on Signal".
Leah Geraghty also on Signal