Study Finds Fox News Only Tells the Truth 18% of the Time
By: Steve - September 9, 2014 - 10:00am

Here is something you will never see reported by O'Reilly. A Fact-Checking Website Found That Fox News Only Tells the Truth 18 Percent of the Time.

It’s not exactly breaking news to find out that Fox News is mostly comprised of misinformation or flat-out lies. Anyone with even a shred of common sense can watch any of their featured shows and see that the entire channel is nothing more than a propaganda mechanism for the Republican party.

Punditfact, a branch of Politifact, has put together profiles for CNN, MSNBC and Fox News detailing just how honest each of these networks are. And while it's obviously not a completely comprehensive profile (it would be nearly impossible to fact check every single thing said on each network) it's a decent measure of their honesty.

And what do you know, Pundifact found Fox News to have only told the truth 18 percent (15 of 83) of the time for the statements they checked. And of that 18 percent, only 8 percent of what they said was completely True. The other 10 percent was rated as Mostly True.

A staggering 60 percent (50 of 83) of comments were found to be either Mostly False, False, or Pants on Fire.

The other 22 percent were rated Half True. So in other words, pretty much nothing Fox reports on or comments about is 100% true, it's either spin, half true, partly true, or flat out lies.

Over half of what Punditfact has fact-checked on Fox News has been a lie and only 18 percent has been deemed factual.

And I'm sure any conservative who reads this article, or the Punditfact profiles, would dismiss the results as liberally biased lies.

Because anything that's not approved by Fox News or some other right-wing media source is clearly liberally biased propaganda.

Which is really a fantastic piece of rhetoric, isn't it? Fox News, and other right-wing media sources, can lie as much as they want. Then if any other source debunks the nonsense they're spewing, the conservative media simply dismisses it as lies perpetuated by the liberal media.

It's how conspiracy theorists manipulate their sheep. They perpetuate some kind of asinine conspiracy, then when it's completely debunked, they claim the information debunking it is all a part of the conspiracy.

And that's exactly what O'Reilly and the rest of the right-wing media does.

Which is why tens of millions of conservatives believe that Fox News is a fair and balanced beacon of truth, despite the fact that Punditfact found only 18 percent of their comments to be factual among a fairly large sampling of 83 relatively important statements made on the network.




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