There is a very good reason that people that watch Fox News are more stupid than their non-Fox watching counterparts: Fox actually lies to them.
Check this out. When the unemployment rate numbers came out last week showing that we had dropped below 9% for the first time in forever, here’s the chart that Fox used:
Check that out. The final dot on the graph at 8.6% is equal to 9%. Hell it’s even above 8.8% from last March!
Here’s how the graph should have looked (courtesy of Jed Lewison at Daily Kos):
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