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January 27, 2010

POLL: FOX MOST TRUSTED TV NEWS

Political Wire - A new Public Policy Polling survey looks at perceptions of network television news and finds Fox News as the only network that more people say they trust than distrust.

Here are the trust/don't trust spreads: Fox 49% to 37%, CNN 39% to 41%, NBC 35% to 44%, CBS 32% to 46%, and ABC 31% to 46%.

Analysis: "These numbers suggest quite a shift in what Americans want from their news. A generation ago Walter Cronkite was the most trusted man in the country because of his neutrality. Now people trust Fox the most precisely because of its lack of neutrality. It says a lot about where journalism is headed."


12 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

They prefer FOX News because it tells them what they want to hear, pandering to and reaffirming their pin-headed world view and prejudices.

January 27, 2010 12:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They prefer FOX News because it tells them what they want to hear, pandering to and reaffirming their pin-headed world view and prejudices.

January 27, 2010 12:58 PM  
Anonymous wellbasically said...

You should watch Fox for a while to really understand the difference. The primary difference is this: Fox connects cause and effect according to rational reasoning. Other news takes the view of the liberal elite with a scientistic point of view. To them cause does not relate to effect, and human beings do not make decisions rationally. (Obviously because voters do not vote in their interests, according to What's the Matter with Kansas.) The result is that liberal news does not explain our current situation, and they do not offer rational choices on how to better your condition politically.

January 27, 2010 1:37 PM  
Anonymous Speaking of pin-headed views and prejudices... said...

The above comment (anon 12:56) elucidates how little difference exists between the know-it-all liberals and the don't- want-to- hear-any-bad-news underclass the liberal darlings constantly denigrate. When it's too late, they'll both see US media, including PBS are complete frauds. It will be too late by then because they'll be in the same state as the people of Kosovo or Somalia or Haiti or New Orleans, i.e, dead or in camps... for their own good of course.

January 27, 2010 1:43 PM  
Anonymous working for a living said...

If you read the two referenced articles you will find that the same programs the IMF has instituted in Haiti and other places have been underway in the US for some time, i.e., the cessation of social programs, the corporatization of agriculture, the conversion of a once vibrant self-sustaining economy into wage slaves enriching an export economy, and a police state for all but the elite.

January 27, 2010 2:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hearst was correct, yellow journalism sells.
Fox is more of the same.
Speaking of 'Liberal News', I defy the previous two bloggers to identify even one authentically 'Liberal' US news outlet--hint, there is no such thing.
and on it continues...

January 27, 2010 2:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hearst was correct, yellow journalism sells.
Fox is more of the same.
Speaking of 'Liberal News', I defy the previous two bloggers to identify even one authentically 'Liberal' news outlet--hint, there is no such thing.

January 27, 2010 5:28 PM  
Anonymous challenge accepted, careful what you wish for said...

Self proclaimed liberal sites: common dreams, alternet, consortium news, dailykos, slate... Perhaps you want print: we all know the Ny Times is the best newspaper in the world. Pardon while I apologise to Gary Webb...

January 27, 2010 8:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Actually, I am quite familiar with Common Dreams, AlterNet, et al. They are sites I regularly visit and appreciate. However, the topic at hand, given the posted headline, concerns 'Most Trusted TV News'.
It is with that context that the challenge was extended.
However, there is no problem including print media, as well. With the exception a few occasional columnists, it's a real stretch to consider any of the American dailies as even moderately centrist, let alone liberal.
cheers!

January 27, 2010 11:10 PM  
Anonymous wellbasically said...

Watch any coverage of the operation of the Fed, the Treasury etc, all institutions that are supposed to save us from ourselves by raising unemployment and cutting growth rates.

January 27, 2010 11:15 PM  
Anonymous The liberals arrive in Haiti. said...

“They treat us like animals, they beat us, but we are hungry people,” one Haitian, Muller Bellegarde, told an American reporter.

January 28, 2010 9:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm sure the robber barons of this century are glad to see such bickering as they get you to fight over the crumbs that they offer you.

Divide et impera
Panem et circenses

Sincerely,
L. Elitist

January 29, 2010 4:58 PM  

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