Poll: "Democrats trust everything but Fox. Republicans don't trust anything but Fox."

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    Jan 20, 2011 11:39 PM GMT
    http://publicpolicypolling.blogspot.com/2011/01/our-second-annual-tv-news-trust-poll.html
    -A year ago a plurality of Americans said they trusted Fox News. Now a plurality of them don't.
    -All three of the traditional major networks- NBC, CBS, and ABC- have seen an increase in their trust levels over the last year.
    -Democrats trust everything but Fox. Republicans don't trust anything but Fox. And independents don't trust much of anything. For Democrats 73% trust PBS, 64% NBC, 61% CBS, 60% CNN, 56% ABC, and 22% Fox. For Republicans 67% trust Fox, 29% PBS, 22% CNN, 21% NBC, 17% ABC, and 15% CBS. For independents 44% trust PBS, 36% Fox, 34% CNN, 33% NBC, 27% CBS, and 26% ABC.
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    Jan 20, 2011 11:41 PM GMT
    There's hope!
  • GQjock

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    Jan 21, 2011 1:24 AM GMT
    Same poll states that FOX is the most Distrusted News outlet right now overall
    and that's a switch from a year ago

    A year ago a plurality of Americans said they trusted Fox News. Now a plurality of them don't.
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    Jan 21, 2011 3:57 AM GMT
    No surprise.
    The blatant bias of Fox has become even more obvious over the past couple of years.
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    Jan 21, 2011 6:53 AM GMT
    But the Democrats have The New York Times, now don't theyicon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_twisted.gif
  • rnch

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    Jan 21, 2011 11:29 AM GMT
    "Fair and Balanced" news coverage.......MAH AZZZZZZ!!!! icon_mad.gif
  • FRE0

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    Jan 23, 2011 6:46 AM GMT
    I don't trust ANY TV news sources.

    As I've stated elsewhere, the purpose of news on TV is not to provide information, but rather to maximize advertising revenue. To do that, they get the largest listening audience possible by providing entertainment instead of news. That's why they have two people reading the news, i.e., a man and a woman, who alternate lines. They also tell jokes. The make the news as gripping as possible to transfix the listening audience. They do not provide background information or any information to fit the news into context.

    About a year ago, the news over and over aired stories about injuries and deaths caused when the accelerators on cars stuck or when unintended acceleration occurred for other reasons. They never told what to do if the accelerator sticks; that would be useful information.

    Another problem is that newscasters and journalists generally do not have good liberal educations. Probably few have ever had a college-level course in physics. Because of their lack of a good liberal education, their understanding of issues is quite limited and they make mistakes.

    Usually when the news covers a subject on which I have very thorough knowledge, I can find serious errors which are not necessarily intended to mislead, but because of carelessness and lack of understanding of the subject.

    Also, I learned many years ago that quotation marks do not necessarily indicate an exact quotation. When a news writer wrote about an experience I had, he included many quotation marks and none of the "quotations" were verbatim. When I confronted the journalist, he told me that what is in quotation marks does not have to be verbatim; quotation marks indicate only that what is in them conveys the sense of what was said. I had the same experience a few years later when I was "quoted" by another writer.

    The standards of newspaper journalism and TV news are very low; neither is a good source of accurate information.
  • GQjock

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    Jan 23, 2011 2:19 PM GMT
    True_blue_aussie saidBut the Democrats have The New York Times, now don't theyicon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_twisted.gif


    You're first of all comparing FOX to the NYT's ? icon_biggrin.gif
    That sure as hell makes me laugh
    Secondly, the NYT and the democratic party have nothing absolutely whatsoever to do with one another
    While FOX is the media arm of yours
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    Jan 23, 2011 5:25 PM GMT
    FRE0 saidI don't trust ANY TV news sources.

    As I've stated elsewhere, the purpose of news on TV is not to provide information, but rather to maximize advertising revenue. To do that, they get the largest listening audience possible by providing entertainment instead of news. That's why they have two people reading the news, i.e., a man and a woman, who alternate lines. They also tell jokes. The make the news as gripping as possible to transfix the listening audience. They do not provide background information or any information to fit the news into context.

    About a year ago, the news over and over aired stories about injuries and deaths caused when the accelerators on cars stuck or when unintended acceleration occurred for other reasons. They never told what to do if the accelerator sticks; that would be useful information.

    Another problem is that newscasters and journalists generally do not have good liberal educations. Probably few have ever had a college-level course in physics. Because of their lack of a good liberal education, their understanding of issues is quite limited and they make mistakes.

    Usually when the news covers a subject on which I have very thorough knowledge, I can find serious errors which are not necessarily intended to mislead, but because of carelessness and lack of understanding of the subject.

    Also, I learned many years ago that quotation marks do not necessarily indicate an exact quotation. When a news writer wrote about an experience I had, he included many quotation marks and none of the "quotations" were verbatim. When I confronted the journalist, he told me that what is in quotation marks does not have to be verbatim; quotation marks indicate only that what is in them conveys the sense of what was said. I had the same experience a few years later when I was "quoted" by another writer.

    The standards of newspaper journalism and TV news are very low; neither is a good source of accurate information.



    I sure agree with you here !!!

    I don't trust especially FALSE NEWS unfairly unbalanced and weighted shamelessly and openly toward the far right republicans.

    I recently quit watching all TV news and haven't missed a thing !!! All the yelling, argueing talking subjects to death and all about not much !!! The most important information we rarely even hear because the Large News Corps are controled by factions whose best interests are forwarded by the Public not knowing the real stories. I trust few media !!
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    Jan 23, 2011 5:34 PM GMT
    I read:

    the New York Times
    the Guardian
    the Economist

    I don't own or watch TV
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    Jan 23, 2011 6:29 PM GMT
    All I watch in terms of TV news is Fox...the local channel, simply because I can't catch the 6:30pm news most of the time, and the fluff pieces at the end of CBS and NBC I don't care about. And cable is way too expensive.
    The BBC news on PBS at 11pm is good too.
    And yes, I read the Economist too.