Most Trusted Personalities in TV News: #1 Robin Roberts ABC, #2 Bill O'Reilly FOX

  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Jan 22, 2015 6:40 AM GMT
    The 10 Most Trusted Personalities in TV News By Jim Meyers

    Americans by and large find the men and women in television news trustworthy in doing their jobs — some more trustworthy than others.

    Drawing on several surveys of TV viewers and editorial opinion, here is Newsmax's list of America's 10 most trusted television news personalities:

    1. Robin Roberts was cited as the most trustworthy figure in TV news in a recent survey conducted by Reader's Digest. She worked as a sportscaster for ESPN for many years while also reporting for "Good Morning America" before becoming an anchor on "GMA" in 2005. With her at the helm, the show became the top-rated morning program in September 2012.

    2. Bill O'Reilly has hosted "The O'Reilly Factor" on Fox News since 1996, and his program is the highest-rated show on the three major 24-hour cable news channels. A poll by Zogby International named O'Reilly the second most-trusted news personality, after Rush Limbaugh.

    http://www.newsmax.com/TheWire/10-most-trusted-personalities-tv/2015/01/16/id/619016/
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Jan 22, 2015 2:10 PM GMT
    Newsflash: Americans (and Tea Partiers particularly) are low-information morons.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Jan 22, 2015 4:40 PM GMT
    robbaker saidBill O Reilly should take the number one spot ;)

    He said if he had to be #2, he was fine for Robin Roberts to be #1. He said she is honest, a good person, cancer survivor.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Jan 22, 2015 5:40 PM GMT
    socalfitness said
    robbaker saidBill O Reilly should take the number one spot ;)

    He said if he had to be #2, he was fine for Robin Roberts to be #1. He said she is honest, a good person, cancer survivor.


    Entirely consistent with O'Reilly's honest, forthright, well-adjusted personality. Always the gentleman!
  • HottJoe

    Posts: 21366

    Jan 22, 2015 5:44 PM GMT
    I'd trust Al Sharpton before I trusted Bill O'Reilly ...

    And where's the love for Rachel Maddow? She seems like the most objectively intelligent among them.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Jan 22, 2015 6:29 PM GMT
    HottJoe saidI'd trust Al Sharpton before I trusted Bill O'Reilly ...

    And where's the love for Rachel Maddow? She seems like the most objectively intelligent among them.


    You can't hurry love.
  • tj85016

    Posts: 4123

    Jan 22, 2015 6:34 PM GMT
    HottJoe saidI'd trust Al Sharpton before I trusted Bill O'Reilly ...

    And where's the love for Rachel Maddow? She seems like the most objectively intelligent among them.


    I'd take Rachel and Chris Hayes any day over both the other 2 angry New York assholes (Sharpton and O'Reilly)
  • swimmer29

    Posts: 35

    Jan 22, 2015 6:39 PM GMT
    Good Morning America became the number one rated morning show the day after the Today Show fired Ann Curry. They still haven't recovered. The only weeks Good Morning America has lost since June 2012 were the two weeks of the Summer Olympics and the two weeks of the Winter Olympics. Matt Lauer is a douche, by the way.
  • Joeyphx444

    Posts: 2382

    Jan 22, 2015 7:25 PM GMT
    I don't trust the media
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Jan 22, 2015 7:35 PM GMT
    In the last year of her life, with the dementia creeping up on her, mom used to watch Fox with the sound off...I think she was on to something...icon_wink.gif
  • Hypertrophile

    Posts: 1021

    Jan 22, 2015 8:33 PM GMT
    Joeyphx444 saidI don't trust the media


    You should indeed be very wary. We saw an example of why last week when it became obvious that so-called "terrorism experts" are often wrong and have a conflict of interest when hired to comment on the news.

    The corporate news networks are infotainment at best, with little emphasis on accurate info.
  • Muscles25

    Posts: 394

    Jan 22, 2015 11:04 PM GMT
    No Ronan Farrow or Al Sharpton on msnbc?
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Jan 23, 2015 12:26 AM GMT
    I like both. Good for them.
  • coolarmydude

    Posts: 9190

    Jan 23, 2015 2:39 AM GMT
    MGINSD said
    Entirely consistent with O'Reilly's honest, forthright, well-adjusted personality. Always the gentleman!




    Always!
  • coolarmydude

    Posts: 9190

    Jan 23, 2015 2:48 AM GMT
    Drawing on several surveys of TV viewers and editorial opinion, here is Newsmax's list of America's 10 most trusted television news personalities:

    Nothing to get in a tizzy, folks. It's opinion.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Jan 23, 2015 2:54 AM GMT
    coolarmydude saidDrawing on several surveys of TV viewers and editorial opinion, here is Newsmax's list of America's 10 most trusted television news personalities:

    Nothing to get in a tizzy, folks. It's opinion.

    Of course it's an opinion - clearly from the title.
    Congrats #masteroftheobvious
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Jan 23, 2015 2:56 AM GMT
    Physiqueflex said
    Joeyphx444 saidI don't trust the media


    You should indeed be very wary. We saw an example of why last week when it became obvious that so-called "terrorism experts" are often wrong and have a conflict of interest when hired to comment on the news.

    The corporate news networks are infotainment at best, with little emphasis on accurate info.



    So that's why CNN's Anderson had to walk back his comments?

  • coolarmydude

    Posts: 9190

    Jan 23, 2015 3:03 AM GMT
    socalfitness said
    coolarmydude saidDrawing on several surveys of TV viewers and editorial opinion, here is Newsmax's list of America's 10 most trusted television news personalities:

    Nothing to get in a tizzy, folks. It's opinion.

    Of course it's an opinion - clearly from the title.
    Congrats #masteroftheobvious

    27476-Al-Bundy-laughing-gif-Io98.gif
  • Hypertrophile

    Posts: 1021

    Jan 23, 2015 3:19 AM GMT
    freedomisntfree said
    Physiqueflex said
    Joeyphx444 saidI don't trust the media


    You should indeed be very wary. We saw an example of why last week when it became obvious that so-called "terrorism experts" are often wrong and have a conflict of interest when hired to comment on the news.

    The corporate news networks are infotainment at best, with little emphasis on accurate info.



    So that's why CNN's Anderson had to walk back his comments?



    Yes. Why do you ask?
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Jan 24, 2015 9:02 PM GMT
    MGINSD said

    Entirely consistent with O'Reilly's honest, forthright, well-adjusted personality. Always the gentleman!

    ALWAYS
    Roughly three weeks before the 2004 presidential election came an October surprise of sorts, not one that damaged either political party but one that dropped like a bomb in the media’s proxy war. Bill O’Reilly was sued by Factor associate producer Andrea Mackris, who in her complaint alleged years of quid pro quo sexual harassment from her boss, who played “a morally upright, independent political pundit” on television but had a proclivity for one-sided phone sex.

    In a children’s book released a month earlier, the Fox News host wrote, “Thanks to some of the loonier films and magazines today, many of you know a lot about unusual sexual practices.” The allegations against him proved enlightening as well, when the complaint was published by the Smoking Gun: Mackris, 33, alleged the blunt talking head urged her to “just use your vibrator to blow off steam” and bragged about his international sexual exploits, including, but not limited to, “a little short brown woman” in a Bali massage cabana, two “really wild” Scandinavian stewardesses, and a Thai-sex-show “backroom” special. O’Reilly allegedly touched himself while detailing a shower fantasy featuring Mackris and “that little loofah thing” but later in the call, evidently flustered, referred to the prop as a “falafel thing.” When he was finished, Mackris said, O’Reilly praised his own recent appearance on the Tonight Show. Details all out, the suit was settled about two weeks later, while the audiotapes Makris was thought to have were kept secret. O’Reilly’s ratings were reportedly up 30 percent.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Jan 24, 2015 9:55 PM GMT
    Joeyphx444 saidI don't trust the media

    Correct response.

    TV news personalities are actors. What they say and what they report on is controlled by others, the producer, director, whatever. They're merely there to present it.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Jan 25, 2015 1:50 AM GMT
    socalfitness saidThe 10 Most Trusted Personalities in TV News By Jim Meyers


    What compelled you to post this? A non-objective click-bait turd from Newsmax? Hoping to boost your posting quota? I don't get it.

    You snipped at Captain Obvious above for pointing out that this is an opinion piece (and sort of a shitty one, because I've got a niece who could have ordered it more rationally). But what did you expect?

    Oh, I remember...I was just reading the definition of troll. Carry on.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Jan 25, 2015 2:32 AM GMT
    mickeytopogigio said
    socalfitness saidThe 10 Most Trusted Personalities in TV News By Jim Meyers


    What compelled you to post this? A non-objective click-bait turd from Newsmax? Hoping to boost your posting quota? I don't get it.

    You snipped at Captain Obvious above for pointing out that this is an opinion piece (and sort of a shitty one, because I've got a niece who could have ordered it more rationally). But what did you expect?

    Oh, I remember...I was just reading the definition of troll. Carry on.

    There's apparently a lot you don't get. I posted this because it supports the opinion that many of us have regarding at least one person from Fox, who happens to have a high rating.

    In the past there were only a few of us who actively posted and did not buy into your liberal ideology. Now many more are posting, some in this thread. Apparently you don't like it. Too f--- bad.

    As far as be being a troll, that could be defined as someone who posts opinions or other items that a liberal sheep follower doesn't like. I don't see you making the same comment in the many, many Metta8 threads. You don't question his motives or possible need for a posting count. Wonder why? We all know why.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Jan 25, 2015 3:04 PM GMT
    coolarmydude said
    MGINSD said
    Entirely consistent with O'Reilly's honest, forthright, well-adjusted personality. Always the gentleman!




    Always!


    Well, he was correct about the 'forthright' bit.

    What a nasty cunt.

  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Jan 25, 2015 3:49 PM GMT
    Bill O'Reilly is NOT a news personality because he does not REPORT the news. He spins it. As a journalism major, him being synonymous with anything news-related is an insult. He does interviews, yes...but he does not REPORT the news. And the fact that most of the American public does not see what real news is, is disgusting and unfortunate.