fox news and death panels

death panelsAs this graphic nicely shows, people who regularly watch fox news are much more likely to believe that health care legislation will create “death panels.”

This is pretty upsetting to me, and not because I think this hurts the chances for healthcare reform. For me, the issue is really one of deliberative honesty in democracy.

I think that there is just as much confusion created by more democratic leaning programs on other networks, but in this case, it seems that FOX news really is just an outlier in this case. Viewers of MSNBC, CNN and network nightly news have roughly the same rate of belief that talk of death panels is false.


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