New Quinnipiac University Poll: FOX News offers the most trusted network and cable news coverage

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    Mar 10, 2015 3:34 AM GMT
    FOX News offers the most trusted network and cable news coverage, 29 percent of American voters say, when asked to compare the major TV news outlets in a Quinnipiac University National poll released today. But when network news is examined on a case-by-case basis, FOX drops in the ratings.

    In the comparison rankings, CNN gets 22 percent, with NBC News and CBS News at 10 percent each, 8 percent for ABC News and 7 percent for MSNBC, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University Poll finds.

    When asked, "Do you trust the journalistic coverage provided by FOX News," 20 percent of U.S. voters say "a great deal" and 35 percent say "somewhat." Scores for other networks are:
    NBC News - 14 percent "a great deal" and 46 percent "somewhat;"
    ABC News - 14 percent "a great deal" and 50 percent "somewhat;"
    CBS News - 14 percent "a great deal" and 50 percent "somewhat;"
    MSNBC - 11 percent "a great deal" and 41 percent "somewhat;"
    CNN - 18 percent "a great deal" and 43 percent "somewhat."

    http://www.quinnipiac.edu/news-and-events/quinnipiac-university-poll/national/release-detail?ReleaseID=2173
  • Apparition

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    Mar 10, 2015 3:45 AM GMT
    they could have been better if they went through a few articles and how the networks covered them, lie or not.
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    Mar 10, 2015 4:04 AM GMT
    southbeach1500 saidI was reading a NY Magazine piece that went in depth on what has been going on behind the scenes at NBC news and there was a paragraph on Michael Isikoff wanting NBC Nightly News to cover the fact that the White House knew as far back as 2010 that people would lose their health insurance plans due to Obamacare, and Brian Williams refused to air the story.

    So in determining what the networks cover is a lie or not is important, it's also important to see what the networks did NOT cover.

    Is that the same NBC that doctored tapes to make Zimmerman sound like a racist? The reason liberals despise FOX News is they no longer have a monopoly. Stories still get out even if the Brian Williamses of the world refuse to air them.
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    Mar 10, 2015 5:27 PM GMT
    southbeach1500 saidHere's the link to the story in NY Magazine:

    http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2015/03/nbc-news-brian-williams-deborah-turness.html

    Thanks for contributing to the discussion in an existing thread on the topic rather than starting another thread on exactly the same topic.
  • Hypertrophile

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    Mar 10, 2015 6:45 PM GMT
    There's nothing terrifying about this. It's not too hard to figure and reinforces what I've said for years. Conservatives trust TV news more than do liberals, and they watch Fox more than the other networks. This doesn't necessarily mean that Fox is more trustworthy. Progressives understand that the values shared at the top most level of the six media conglomerates are not compatible with the liberal point of view, leading to natural distrust. IMO, most people who do trust TV news, regardless of political bent, choose networks based on which reinforces their already held opinions, and not which gives the most unbiased reports.

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    Mar 10, 2015 6:48 PM GMT
    southbeach1500 saidClearly Quinnipiac is a radical right-wing organization funded by the Koch Brothers! icon_lol.gificon_lol.gif


    OR

    Ruppert Murdoch gave $685,000,000,0000,000 to Quinnipiac U to help their statistics department build a 40 story campus office complex to be named for him.
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    Mar 11, 2015 2:01 AM GMT
    First of all, "trust" is extremely subjective and has nothing to do with the objective accuracy of reporting, nor with the intellectual honesty of editorial analysis.

    I suspect all this poll means is that Fox viewers trust Fox News. That is not surprising at all. Fox feeds its audience the subjective narrative that they want to believe.
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    Mar 11, 2015 4:54 PM GMT
    One also has to consider the sample group. My understanding is they surveyed mostly conservatives over the age of 55. This would skew the results.

    It would be interesting to see a similar study surveying a cross section of people across all demographics.
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    Mar 11, 2015 4:57 PM GMT
    That's the first time I've heard "my understanding" used as an euphemism for "this bullshit I just made up."

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    Mar 11, 2015 6:35 PM GMT
    Quick! Ramp up the criticism of Bill O'Reilly for his false claims!
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    Mar 11, 2015 6:42 PM GMT
    blkbodybdr saidOne also has to consider the sample group. My understanding is they surveyed mostly conservatives over the age of 55. This would skew the results.

    It would be interesting to see a similar study surveying a cross section of people across all demographics.

    Don't know where you got that "understanding". Suspect made up wishful thinking. If you read the article in the OP link you will see your understanding is false.
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    Mar 11, 2015 10:47 PM GMT
    More respondents identified themselves as Republican than as Democrat or independent, so that group represents a plurality, but not the majority. Neither the article nor the source material give a break down that I could find on how many respondents are in each age group.

    What isn't mentioned in the article is that if you combine the score of the first two responses, "a great deal" and "somewhat", Fox drops down to second from last, with ABC and CBS tied for first. Fox also ranked #1 as least trusted network, followed closely by MSNBC.

    So, I don't know what Fox supporters find here to hang their hats on.

    What we should all be concerned with is that "trust" has become a function of whether or not a network supports an individuals particular ideology and not that their reporters, editors, and producers have journalistic integrity. We should also be taking note of how low ALL of the networks rate as being trusted "a great deal".

    A great society deserves to have news organizations who can be trusted, and this clearly shows that most viewers don't believe that is something we have.
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    Mar 12, 2015 5:59 PM GMT
    MGINSD saidQuick! Ramp up the criticism of Bill O'Reilly for his false claims!

    None of the criticism of Fox or O'Reilly matters to anyone outside the far left. O'Reilly refuted the latest claims from MotherJones. That guy on MotherJones and the MediaMatters site are dedicated to smearing Fox. They have a history of false claims, so why should most pay any attention to their continual stream.

    It is also clear that the piece on O'Reilly was in response to Brian Williams. Two major differences: Williams anchored the flagship hard news program for NBC and continuously made dubious claims. O'Reilly is an opinion commentator and did not continuously talk about the Falklands.

    Bottom line: The left despises Fox and talk radio because they no longer control the narrative. Most people don't care about their campaign. Fox continues to enjoy high ratings. The conclusions of the Quinnipiac poll are not diminished by the stretched interpretations by some liberals who would like to distort or "reinterpret" the Quinnipiac poll conclusions. In addition to this and other polls, Fox continues to enjoy huge ratings. The far-left tries to explain away their ratings, but again, who cares? It's just candy for them.
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    Mar 12, 2015 6:17 PM GMT
    blkbodybdr saidOne also has to consider the sample group. My understanding is they surveyed mostly conservatives over the age of 55. This would skew the results.

    It would be interesting to see a similar study surveying a cross section of people across all demographics.


    Well quite. The average age of Fox News viewers is 68. O'Reilly's median viewer age is 72.1. Fox News is selling a conservative product to its key demographic; the white, conservative retirement community. Surprise surprise, they love it!
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    Mar 12, 2015 6:51 PM GMT
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    blkbodybdr saidOne also has to consider the sample group. My understanding is they surveyed mostly conservatives over the age of 55. This would skew the results.

    It would be interesting to see a similar study surveying a cross section of people across all demographics.


    Well quite. The average age of Fox News viewers is 68. O'Reilly's median viewer age is 72.1. Fox News is selling a conservative product to its key demographic; the white, conservative retirement community. Surprise surprise, they love it!


    Pointing out the age of viewers of one channel is pure cherry picking without showing them all. Speaking from personal memories, almost since the dark ages of television the largest part of news viewers have been age 50 and above.

    Anyone thinking it's just the "white, conservative retirement community" who are watching Fox is looking out at the world from inside their own goldfish bowl full of "muddy" water.



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    Mar 12, 2015 7:51 PM GMT
    "white, conservative retirement community"

    The Senior Statesmen of RJ is a nicer term.
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    Mar 12, 2015 10:29 PM GMT
    bobbobbob said
    Pointing out the age of viewers of one channel is pure cherry picking without showing them all. Speaking from personal memories, almost since the dark ages of television the largest part of news viewers have been age 50 and above.

    Anyone thinking it's just the "white, conservative retirement community" who are watching Fox is looking out at the world from inside their own goldfish bowl full of "muddy" water.

    The role of Fox and talk radio will prevail despite the anguish of the far left.

    Poll question:
    Do you trust the journalistic coverage provided by - Fox News a great deal, somewhat, not so much, or not at all?

    Combining the percentages of "a great deal" and "somewhat" by age gives the following:

    8-34 52%, 35-54 52%, 55+ 62%

    So seniors don't heavily skew the results. In any event, outside of pointing this out, I consider it a complete waste of time to engage in discussion with the far left. The numbers are what they are and the overall conclusion of Quinnipiac stands despite the contorted interpretations of some.
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    Mar 12, 2015 10:43 PM GMT
    SamRising said"white, conservative retirement community"

    The Senior Statesmen of RJ is a nicer term.


    Haha. And a more apt term for those who have become so pompous and aloof that they make haughty statements like , "I consider it a complete waste of time to engage in discussion with the far left."
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