Former Reagan Aide Thinks Conservatives Watch Too Much Fox News


Sam Seder

According to a study by a former aide to Ronald Reagan and top official in the George H.W. Bush administration, Bruce Bartlett, Fox News creates uninformed voters.

This is proof that Fox News simply skews the national narrative and damages its viewers chances of ever being informed, according to Ring of Fire Radio.

Mr. Bartlett appeared on CNN earlier this month.  CNN Host Brian Stelter read from a paper Bartlett published earlier this month, in which Bartlett claimed that “[i]t can almost be called self-brainwashing – many conservatives now refuse to listen to any news or opinion not vetted through Fox, and to believe whatever appears on it as the gospel truth.”

Bartlett went on to say “I don’t think that word [‘self-brainwashing’] is too strong – I think many conservatives live in a bubble, where they watch only Fox News on television, they listen only to conservative talk radio – Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, many of the same people.”

“When they go on to the Internet,” he said, “they look at conservative websites like National Review, Newsmax, World Net Daily, so they live in a universe in which they hear the same exact ideas, the same arguments, the same limited amount of data, repeated over and over again – and that’s brainwashing.”

When Mr. Bartlett was asked if this is more true with conservatives than liberals, he said that it is.  He hypothesized that because the media traditionally leans left, conservatives latched on to Fox News when it first appeared.

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