Who do you trust? Where do you get your news?

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    Nov 23, 2008 3:52 PM GMT
    I personally do not believe this.
    Tell me what you think.

    Fox News is the most trusted TV news source, according to results from a new Zogby poll commissioned by the Independent Film Channel.
    Fox ruled with 39.3 percent of those polled beating out CNN at 16 percent and MSNBC at 15 percent.

    These results are good fodder for Fox in defending its claims of being "Fair and Balanced"
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    Nov 23, 2008 8:17 PM GMT
    i don't trust any of it, so i stopped paying attention to the news years ago. lol
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    Nov 23, 2008 8:23 PM GMT
    Good answer.
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    Nov 23, 2008 8:35 PM GMT
    I watch & read multiple news sources. Fox likely gets those positive ratings because it calls itself "fair and balanced." Marketers have long known that it's all about how you portray yourself.

    When I lived in West Berlin in the late '70s, I had a television set that could switch between the 3 different broadcasting standards. So I could view West German TV, communist East German TV and their Soviet allies, French & British TV (whose military still occupied West Berlin), and AFN (American Forces Network).

    This was during the Carter Administration, the time of the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, and the capture of the US diplomatic hostages by Iran. The news coverage of these and other stories from different countries could not have been more different.

    It taught me that news reality is very plastic; truth is what you make it. I learned that the BBC and it's international outlets is the most objective and professional of all news sources, and I still use it as my standard on satellite TV.
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    Nov 23, 2008 8:39 PM GMT
    Reuters and BBC and Sky news (maybe CNN in a pinch)

    like to read the economist, sometimes Time

    I can't tolerate anything FOX, it's so far removed anything news related

    I know America is such a big country it has to focus on it's self but what is with the lack of international news in papers.Even the ones that claim to have international news it's only ever about the middle east.

    USAtoday is shit, 8 pages of news maybe 4 1/2 of them ads.

    New york times is alright but a little over reaching intellectually and wordy. I understand it but I don't like anything that takes that much effort to read and makes me feel dumb. I don't even bother attempting the crosswordicon_lol.gif

    LA times is a good style of reporting but then do I really care that much about LA I've never even been there only pass through.
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    Nov 23, 2008 9:09 PM GMT
    I read Media Matters to get the scoop on which news outlets and personalities are full of it.

    But, I don't consume much traditional media any more. Newspapers are paleo-blogs and are fast becoming extinct.
  • Bunjamon

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    Nov 23, 2008 9:10 PM GMT
    The New York Times, The International Herald Tribune, Le Monde.

    The only televised news that I watch is TV5, the international French channel.
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    Nov 23, 2008 9:39 PM GMT
    BBC is the only news that I trust to give the world perspective, American news seems to forget that there is more to the world than just America. ABC an MSNBC all are controlled by the corporate monster and give very biased reports, and FOX news is a joke.
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    Nov 23, 2008 10:40 PM GMT
    Being raised by grandparents whom grew up during the depression and raised strong minded intelligent kids through the turbulent 60's, I always heard how untrustworthy the Man and his media could be, given the opportunity. It was always, "take what you hear with an open mind and a grain of salt" and "don't believe EVERY(little)THING you see, hear and read from the Media". It came from people who valued common sense as much as they did the community around them. So, every time there was a story about a murder, white collar crime or some outlandish political scandal we were sure to hear how many other ways the story could of also possibly played out, and how clever wording and sloppy pronunciation could lead to a misleading story and/or misinformation altogether...

    The truth is, no matter what ANYBODY tells you, you have to have the wit, intelligence and knowledge to get yourself to what YOU BELIEVE TO BE THE TRUTH in your own mind, for yourself. If you go around believing everything you hear from so called "credible sources" like CNN and Fox News and whatever all else, you may as well give up on thinking and put your head on the chopping block because as my family likes to say, "never suffer a fool to live"!
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    Nov 24, 2008 1:13 AM GMT
    Try to listen to news and comment from all over the spectrum. With each different report allows new insight.
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    Nov 24, 2008 2:00 AM GMT
    There's actually an interesting movie dealing with all the information we receive, whether it be from religious societies, the government, media, etc. The movie's called Zeitgeist. I believe you can watch it on google video.
  • cowboyathlete

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    Nov 24, 2008 2:37 AM GMT
    Fox News is the only news outlet wherein the majority of their viewers are Republican.
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    Nov 24, 2008 3:07 AM GMT
    FOX News is consistently rated not only the highest in terms of viewers, but also scores well as the fairest in terms of coverage. The Center for Media and Public Affairs at George Mason University found Fox to be the fairest news outlet during the presidential primaries in terms of providing balance (negative and positive stories) in covering all candidates.
    (http://people-press.org/report/444/news-media)


    The Pew Center for the People and the Press also noted in a recent study that only 39 percent of FNC's audience is Republican -- disputing the popular notion that the majority of FOX's audience is strictly Republican. (http://people-press.org/report/444/news-media)

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    Nov 24, 2008 3:43 AM GMT
    FALCONER saidFOX News is consistently rated not only the highest in terms of viewers, but also scores well as the fairest in terms of coverage. The Center for Media and Public Affairs at George Mason University found Fox to be the fairest news outlet during the presidential primaries in terms of providing balance (negative and positive stories) in covering all candidates.


    You mean the Center for Media and Public affairs that was founded by Fox News contributor Robert Lichter and receives much of its funding from conservative sources?
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    Nov 24, 2008 3:48 AM GMT
    FALCONER saidFOX News is consistently rated not only the highest in terms of viewers, but also scores well as the fairest in terms of coverage. The Center for Media and Public Affairs at George Mason University found Fox to be the fairest news outlet during the presidential primaries in terms of providing balance (negative and positive stories) in covering all candidates.
    (http://people-press.org/report/444/news-media)


    The Pew Center for the People and the Press also noted in a recent study that only 39 percent of FNC's audience is Republican -- disputing the popular notion that the majority of FOX's audience is strictly Republican. (http://people-press.org/report/444/news-media)



    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fox_News_Channel_controversies
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    Nov 24, 2008 4:04 AM GMT
    FOX News Channel is my fave. I love Red Eye, Shepard Smith, Bill/ Megan, Greta Van Susteren, Neal Cavuto, Dr. Manny, Brit Hume... I don't love Bill O'reilly but I do respect his perspectives. I can't effing stand Hanity and Combs. Steve Ducey is also pretty annoying with all his damn books lol. I don't put much stock in the things they report however I do feel it's good to be aware of the world around you. It's important to know that they are only human. They can be reporting incomplete or false stories all together. Just cuz it's on the news don't take it as 100% true. Be responsible and do some research if the topic is important to you. Regardless of the media outlet.
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    Nov 24, 2008 4:12 AM GMT
    Fox News is a load of right-slanted garbage. They're run by Republicans, for Republicans, and consistently display a gossipy flavor of reporting that I find both distasteful and exceedingly unprofessional.

    CNN is fairly spread out politically and normally has a very professional presentation. BBC News has always been a wonderfully balanced, milquetoast affair and is both reputable and accurate given their neutral take on most items.

    I keep my news diet varied between multiple sources, including MSN, CBS, ABC, etc, as any one story can be interpreted a thousand ways. The only sources I refuse to touch are ones that are clearly slanted, unprofessional, or propaganda.
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    Nov 24, 2008 4:30 AM GMT
    If Fox's reporting bias shifted diametrically I would still not watch it. Their 'reporting' of the news is the worst type of journalism. It is yellow journalism by definition.
    I find BBC, NPR and CNBC to be my favorites for the breadth of the coverage. The clear distinctions between fact, editorialization and opinion. Also the fact that they report on issues that acually affect people rather than sensationalizing.
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    Nov 24, 2008 4:32 AM GMT
    I don't care what people think. I love Fox. They has my fave journalists/ personalities and best of all Red Eye.



    Headline News does have the hottest woman on news Robin Meade. I don't care how big of a queen you are you're going to give her a second look.
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    Nov 24, 2008 4:58 AM GMT
    The Daily Show.
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    Nov 24, 2008 5:44 AM GMT
    Newshour on PBS is by far the best television news program in the US.

    National Public Radio is my daily bread.

    The New York Times is my paper, but I read many other sources online.


    I do NOT expect to find credible reporting on blogs or interest-group websites - what I read in those places I seek to confirm elsewhere.



    Turning to CNN for real coverage is more and more like turning to EXTRA for culture. Fox news is the broadcast equivalent of The New York Post, that is, mostly bird cage liner. Occasionally something valuable sneaks in, but the overall tenor aims to make viewers fearful and, being incredibly biased, ignorant as well. The idea that it could be the most popular, let alone "trusted" source is something that gives me a little shudder up my spine - except that IMO, it signifies strong loyalty from that reported 39.3%, while 60.7% wouldn't watch it if the other 166 channels were showing the National Spelling Bee from Croatia.

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    Nov 24, 2008 6:20 AM GMT
    doubt everything
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    Nov 24, 2008 10:15 AM GMT
    Daily Show and Cobert Report.
  • GQjock

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    Nov 24, 2008 11:02 AM GMT
    Mystery Solved ... Case closed

    We now know why we get people like George W Bush and Sara Palin shoved in our faces when they should be laughed off the face of the planet

    WhatTheFox News is the most trusted network in the country ? !!!

    Are you friggin' kidding me ?
    The network is a tool for the RNC ... don't believe me? Do a taste test
    Watch a story on CNN NBC or on CBS and then go to FOX
    You'll see a whole new slant ... a false one but a whole new rightwing slant

    Me? I go by the Times, the BBC and I never miss a Jon Stewart broadcast
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    Nov 24, 2008 12:21 PM GMT
    US journalism has a long history of defective integrity. That doesn't excuse the current media from their many faults, but neither are these things we're discussing a new phenomenon, merely taking the newer form of electronic journalism.

    "Yellow journalism" has been mentioned here, a term for unprincipled US newspapers in the late 1800s. A later look at crooked newspapers can be seen in the wonderful movie comedy "His Girl Friday" (1940), in scenes where the reporters rush to file their reports, each one inventing a totally different fictional account of the real facts, pure sensationalism intended solely to sell more copies. A year later "Citizen Kane" appeared, with dialogue like this:

    Kane: The "Chronicle" has a two-column headline, Mr. Carter. Why haven't we?

    Enquirer Editor Carter: There is no news big enough.

    Kane: If the headline is big enough, it makes the news big enough.

    Though both fictional, movies like these provided a social commentary on the news business that people of that era knew to be all too true. Here's some modern examples of ethically challenged TV reporting:

    During the Vietnam War, the FCC fined a New York City station when it was discovered that their live "reporting" from the war zone was actually staged and shot in a local warehouse.

    When I interned at another TV station, a reporter brought back her taped story about drought conditions affecting a shrinking reservoir some 60 miles away. But when I saw the footage I recognized it was shot at the nearby river where I had grown up, a much closer and quicker spot to visit than the reservoir, allowing the reporter to cover more stories that day. The scenes were cleverly shot to make the riverbank look like the receding reservoir. I alerted a senior producer, and the reporter was fired and her segment producer disciplined.

    Someone else here mentioned a saying I also heard many times at home while growing up: Don't believe everything you see or hear. And that goes double for things on TV news shows.