The Monkey Cage discusses a new paper by Brendan Nyhan. Nyhan finds that Republicans are more likely than Independents or Democrats to believe certain healthcare myths, including the belief that Obama will impose "death panels." Granny's chemo is going to cost too much too much. It's time to put her to sleep.
Oddly, more educated Republicans are more likely to believe these myths than less educated Republicans. Why? Is this the Fox News effect?