What is the difference between "being informed" and "feeling informed"?

"Viewers don't want to be informed. Viewers want to feel informed."

Those are the words of Chet Collier, one of the founders of Fox News, as quoted in Gabriel Sherman's new biography of Roger Ailes, the network's chief.

Source: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/27/opinion/frum-fox...

Update:

"Do you really want to see some of the quotes from CNN founder Ted Turner?"

I'd love to. Please post em up!

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  • 6 years ago
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    Being informed is when you know and understand what is going on. Feeling informed is when the TV lies to you so you think you know what is going on but really have not a clue.

    What he says in other words: It doesn't matter if we tell the truth as long as our viewers believe it, that is what counts.

  • Tea Partiers ARE more informed than the average person.

    http://www.ijreview.com/2013/10/87474-yale-profess...

    Yale Professor's Surprising Discovery: Tea Party Supporters More Scientifically Literate

    16, Oct 2013

    'Yale Law professor Dan M. Kahan was conducting an analysis of the scientific comprehension of various political groups when he ran into a shocking discovery: tea party supporters are slightly more scientifically literate than the non-tea party population.'

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    6 years ago

    A person may feel they know everything on a certain subject when in reality they are blinded by their ego and don't know squat.

    As for being informed. It's the opposite of what I said above.

  • ?
    Lv 5
    6 years ago

    As to your original question: What is the difference between "being informed" and "feeling informed"?

    My answer: The facts just the facts. Facts can be what ever "ideology" you're pushing. Pretty simple.

    Source(s): Facts about right wing socialists in the U.S. https://sites.google.com/site/rightwingsocialism/
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  • 6 years ago

    Do you really want to see some of the quotes from CNN founder Ted Turner?

  • 6 years ago

    being informed = Republicans!!

    feeling informed = democrats!!

    democrats feel there is no difference between 150 years ago and now!! we know the difference, but still require everyone to take responsibility for themselves!!

    they feel everyone is equal, when it what you can contribute to society! we know if you don't bring anything to the table, you shouldn't be able to eat!!

  • 6 years ago

    Feeling I formed is just that - a feeling. You could be, or you could not be.

    Being informed is when you actually are.

  • Anonymous
    6 years ago

    Conservatives v liberals.

  • 6 years ago

    libs are actually informed cons think they are informed but they are programed

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