Fox: Most Trusted News

Fox News ChannelFox is the most trusted television news network in America according to poll results released by Public Policy Polling on January 26, 2010. That has to stick in the craws of the Liberals, though not nearly so much as Fox’s ratings and revenue sticks in the craw of the other media outlets.

But don’t expect to hear much about these poll results from any MSM source, including News Corp.

The other media firms certainly aren’t going to talk about this. Fox News strongly outperformed all of them. That, in combination with the White House’s attacks on Fox’s credibility, make it’s very unlikely that they’re going to say anything about their being less trusted as a news sources than their powerhouse rival.

The Liberals sure as Hell aren’t going to talk about this. They can’t even spin it into being the partisan results of a Right-biased poll because Public Policy Polling is a Democratic Party machine with almost entirely Liberal clients. If the results of the poll are skewed – which is not  in any way not proven or even posited – it is unlikely that they’d be skewed in Fox News’ favor. ๐Ÿ˜ฏ

Public Policy Polling is the group that included the question, “Do you think President Obama is the Antichrist” in a poll about support for ObamaCare. Need anyone say more about their bias?

News Corp certainly isn’t going to boast about being the most trusted source of news in America because, while Fox News might have been the most trusted of the the news outlets in the poll, it still wasn’t shown to be particularly trusted by people in America.  Truly, Fox’s numbers are not worth bragging about.

The Overall Scores

The overall Trust, Distrust, and Not Sure response percentages to Fox, CNN, NBC, CBS, and ABC from the 1,151 registered voters polled on January 18th and 19th, 2010.

Trust Distrust Not Sure
FOX 49% 37% 15%
CNN 39% 41% 20%
NBC 35% 44% 20%
CBS 32% 46% 22%
ABC 31% 46% 22%

So Fox News is definitively the most trusted media outlet for news, with a solid 10% lead over its nearest competitor, CNN. It is also the only MSM outlet for news who was more trusted than it was distrusted (49% : 37%) by respondents to the poll.

But only slightly less than half of the respondents said that they trusted Fox as a source of news! Being the best of a bad breed is still being part of that bad breed.

No, don’t expect to hear much about these poll results from any MSM source, including News Corp.

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2 Responses to “Fox: Most Trusted News”

  1. Paradigm Says:

    The result may be due to the nature of different categories of viewers, rather than to the fact that Fox is actually more trustworthy. Fox’s viewers are perhaps less critical to news that are biased to fit their views and more distrustful of media that does the opposite. There, I spun it!

  2. jonolan Says:

    That you did, Paradigm; that you did ๐Ÿ˜†

    You might be write in a way though. The numbers show that Conservatives trust Fox but nothing else, the Liberals trust anything except Fox, and the Moderates don’t particularly trust or distrust anyone.

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