Poll: Fox most trusted name in news

  • metta

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    Jan 29, 2010 6:42 PM GMT


    Poll: Fox most trusted name in news

    So....should I laugh at how ridiculous this is or should I cry at the level of ignorance the people taking the poll have?


    http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0110/32039.html
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    Jan 29, 2010 6:47 PM GMT
    FoxNews is the only cable network that is geared to Conservatives, while Liberals have their choices of CNN, MSNBC, NBC, CBS, ABC, CNBC, HN, and others. That's why. Liberal viewers have more choices.
  • Little_Spoon

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    Jan 29, 2010 6:53 PM GMT
    Don't laugh.

    Just don't give a damn about it at all.

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    Jan 29, 2010 6:58 PM GMT
    TheIStrat saidFoxNews is the only cable network that is geared to Conservatives, while Liberals have their choices of CNN, MSNBC, NBC, CBS, ABC, CNBC, HN, and others. That's why. Liberal viewers have more choices.



    You beat me to it! bah. icon_lol.gif
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    Jan 29, 2010 6:59 PM GMT
    TheIStrat saidFoxNews is the only cable network that is geared to Conservatives, while Liberals have their choices of CNN, MSNBC, NBC, CBS, ABC, CNBC, HN, and others. That's why. Liberal viewers have more choices.


    Somebody went to college icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jan 29, 2010 7:09 PM GMT
    TheIStrat saidFoxNews is the only cable network that is geared to Conservatives, while Liberals have their choices of CNN, MSNBC, NBC, CBS, ABC, CNBC, HN, and others. That's why. Liberal viewers have more choices.



    If these other ones are so liberal then why have they not been covering the prop 8 trial very much? Why did they not pick up on the kill the gays bill utnil we made a big enough stink about it? (Thank you Rachel Maddow for listening to us)
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    Jan 29, 2010 7:13 PM GMT
    metta8 said
    TheIStrat saidFoxNews is the only cable network that is geared to Conservatives, while Liberals have their choices of CNN, MSNBC, NBC, CBS, ABC, CNBC, HN, and others. That's why. Liberal viewers have more choices.



    If these other ones are so liberal then why have they not been covering the prop 8 trial very much? Why did they not pick up on the kill the gays bill utnil we made a big enough stink about it? (Thank you Rachel Maddow for listening to us)


    You yanks are funny: anything right of Limbaugh half of you call "liberal". Most of what you call "left" is centerist in the world beyond your polarized boarders.
  • Anto

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    Jan 29, 2010 7:17 PM GMT
    Because being liberal doesn't necessarily mean care about gay people..
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    Jan 29, 2010 7:41 PM GMT
    Lostboy said
    You yanks are funny: anything right of Limbaugh half of you call "liberal".

    It's possible to go right of Rush Limbaugh??
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    Jan 29, 2010 7:41 PM GMT
    Lostboy said
    metta8 said
    TheIStrat saidFoxNews is the only cable network that is geared to Conservatives, while Liberals have their choices of CNN, MSNBC, NBC, CBS, ABC, CNBC, HN, and others. That's why. Liberal viewers have more choices.



    If these other ones are so liberal then why have they not been covering the prop 8 trial very much? Why did they not pick up on the kill the gays bill utnil we made a big enough stink about it? (Thank you Rachel Maddow for listening to us)


    You yanks are funny: anything right of Limbaugh half of you call "liberal". Most of what you call "left" is centerist in the world beyond your polarized boarders.


    you are right. The last I checked by international standards, even NY times is either centre or centre right. David Cameron, Sarkozy are more liberal than Obama will ever be.
  • Sparkycat

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    Jan 29, 2010 8:08 PM GMT
    This is a sign of the apocalypse.
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    Jan 29, 2010 8:13 PM GMT
    TheIStrat saidFoxNews is the only cable network that is geared to Conservatives, while Liberals have their choices of CNN, MSNBC, NBC, CBS, ABC, CNBC, HN, and others. That's why. Liberal viewers have more choices.


    ^ Right there. That's all that needs to be said.
  • GQjock

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    Jan 29, 2010 8:13 PM GMT
    BWAAH - HA -HA!!!!! icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Jan 29, 2010 8:21 PM GMT
    Sparkycat saidThis is a sign of the apocalypse.


    I was going to say that we are nearing 2012.

    I may not be a genius, but my brain just cannot compute it.
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    Jan 29, 2010 8:33 PM GMT
    Metta, cry or laugh as you see fit.
    I personally will laugh.
    I mean... FOX? come on.
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    Jan 29, 2010 8:46 PM GMT
    Why is this news to some of you? http://senseofevents.blogspot.com/2009/10/hillary-clinton-foxnews-is-fair-and.html

    Saturday, October 24, 2009
    Hillary Clinton: FoxNews is fair and balanced

    Remember this from a year ago?

    Hillary Clinton: "There Were A Lot Of Times When I Appreciated" Fox News During Primary"

    Hillary Clinton appeared on "Fox & Friends" Tuesday morning, where she discussed sexism with co-host Gretchen Carlson and took the opportunity to say that she "appreciated" Fox News' balanced coverage of her campaign. ...

    "We did call them on it at Fox, in fact I think you went on record saying that Fox was the most fair and balanced place during the time when you were running," Carlson said.
    "There were a lot of times when I appreciated the commentators and reporters on Fox who did step up and make that clear," Clinton responded.

    Hillary Slams MSNBC...Praises Fox?!?

    Clinton said that her staff had sent her "some independent study" "which seemed to suggest that" "in terms of the fairness of the coverage," Fox News Channel has treated her campaign more fairly than MSNBC.

    "I really am troubled by this pattern of behavior and comments that you hear" on MSNBC, said Clinton.

    And there was this from then-Gov. Ed Rendell, D-Pa..

    I rarely watch FoxNews or any other cable news show. During the day, when I happen to be in my office, I may have FNC on to listen to, but usually am listening to something on NatGeo or the History Channel. In the evenings I read or (and) watch a ball game or movie. This even though I was an interview guest on Bill O'Reilly's "O-Reilly Factor" in April 2005.

    So I am not trying to carry FNC's water, which they hardly need me to do anyway. Bloggers or commentators who attack FNC cause me no dismay or distress, not because I agree with their criticisms but because that's part of the freedoms we enjoy.

    But such attacks are not the right of the White House. The people have rights, the government has restraints and obligations to secure our rights, not undermine them. For the president of the United States to use the weight of his office and power to try to stifle FNC is simply untenable - not because FNC is correct on the issues but because no organ of government has the right to silence the people, especially when they are exercising their right to participate in political processes. It does not matter whether FNC really is biased against the administration because FNC has the right to be biased, just as Christ Matthews had the right to say Obama made a tingle run down his leg. The media have a right to be biased, no matter which side of the aisle their bias falls.

    As far as the First Amendment is concerned, whether FNC is a "legitimate news organization" is not the slightest bit relevant. First Amendment rights do not belong exclusively to "reporters," whatever they are. But I have to wonder - if the White House thinks, as it's asserted, that FNC is just the publicity arm of the Republican party, why doesn't it revoke FNC's White House credentials? After all, for Major Garrett to have an office inside the White House is not a First Amendment right.

    Dwight D. Eisenhower once observed, "When you put on a uniform, there are certain inhibitions you have to accept." Likewise, when you hold public office, there are certain inhibitions you have to accept. One of them is not to wrestle in the mud with news media- you both get dirty but only the media enjoy it. Or as Robert Heinlein wrote, "Never try to teach a pig to sing. It wastes your time and annoys the pig." The main inhibition relevant to this topic is to stay focused on issues, policy and procedure, not to take personally the slings and arrows of outrageous fortunes of news reporting or public commentary.

    This the White House does not do. This is an administration that seems reflexively to personalize and demonize opponents rather than deal with opposition to policy. The White House staff, from the president down, seems to think of themselves as children of light and the opposition as children of darkness. This is, of course, literally a religious word view, and worse, an apocalyptic one that moves inexorably toward a decisive showdown when the children of light crush their enemies absolutely.

    It may work in Chicago, but how soon, as James Taranto asked in the Wall Street Journal, will Mr. Obama understand that following the Rules for Radicals is not governing?

    By Donald Sensing
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    Jan 29, 2010 9:24 PM GMT
    I was actually going to post the exact same link for a forum, but ya beat me to it...

    i find this poll scary... fox news is everything and anything but fair and balanced. They are propagandists in the worst sense of the term. They present as fact that which is at best opinion and at other times fiction. Their coverage is not fair and balanced, it is information which has been edited and manipulated in order to confrim a set of predetermined dogmas and values.

    And as far as 'liberal' media outlets I dont really think that much of the media is liberal. It is center at best, and possibly leaning to the right. This is true with possibly the exception of MSNBC...
    I would wager to say that almost no American news outlet is fair and balanced.
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    Feb 01, 2010 3:34 PM GMT
    Just "shut up" and sit down and let Rupert Murdock have his way...

  • jrs1

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    Feb 01, 2010 3:40 PM GMT

    Fox News and the like may leave the proverbial bread crumb ... but I'm choosing not to follow. thanks anyway, politico.

    aside:

    Tucker Carlson is cute:

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    Feb 01, 2010 3:50 PM GMT
    Now that's FUNNY!
  • coolarmydude

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    Feb 01, 2010 4:04 PM GMT
    I wish there was a poll that demonstrated quality instead of quantity for a change. icon_rolleyes.gif
  • HndsmKansan

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    Feb 01, 2010 4:06 PM GMT
    "April Fools" comes in two months from today..... not "February fools"..
    but you'd have to be a fool to believe that.
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    Feb 01, 2010 4:32 PM GMT
    Anyone who says CNN isn't balanced hasn't really watched CNN... they've been ripping into Obama quite a bit, and don't even get me started on congress.

    Where as on the other hand Fox News spent half an hour on a story about the evils of socialism on a lead up to insinuating Obama's really wanting to take over family farms and ration out food.
  • metta

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    Feb 01, 2010 4:35 PM GMT
    HndsmKansan said"April Fools" comes in two months from today..... not "February fools"..
    but you'd have to be a fool to believe that.



    I was asking a friend about this and he thinks that it has more to do with how Republicans think. He thinks that Republicans have more of a tendency to just accept what they are told by other Republicans and conservative media while progressives have more of a tendency question the information. I don't know if that is true but I guess that would explain why they support Palin.