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PostSubject: PBS most trusted name in news, Fox most distrusted   1/19/2011, 6:17 pm

And the shrieking from the rightwing kooks to defund PBS will start in 3......2......1

PBS most trusted name in news, Fox most distrusted

Remember seeing headlines last year about how PPP's annual survey about the media revealed Fox News Channel was the most trusted name in news? Well, what a difference a year makes. According to PPP's latest survey, Fox is now the most distrusted name in news. And there's a new leader in trustworthiness: PBS, which wasn't in last year's survey.

Here's the toplines from PPP's survey of 632 voters, conducted Jan 14 to 16 with a margin of error of 3.9%:

Fox's trustworthiness rating has fallen by a net margin of sixteen points while NBC has increased by 9. ABC and CBS gained a net of 7 points.

So what's behind the shift? It not survey: although this year's poll had slightly more liberal respondents (18%) than last year's poll (14%), it also had more conservatives (40%) than last year's survey (39%). Those shifts alone cannot explain Fox's fall from grace.

What seems to be going on is that while Fox continues to be trusted by conservatives, moderates and liberals have soured on the channel. Last year, 48% of moderates and 66% of liberals distrusted FNC. This year, 60% of moderates and 82% of liberals distrust the network, so Fox's declining trustworthiness rating reflects shifting attitudes among moderates and liberals.

Given that Fox tailors its programming for conservatives, Fox may not care if nobody other than GOP or tea party types trust them, especially with the 2012 GOP primary on the horizon. But outside of Fox's world, it's good news that other than conservatives, Americans overwhelmingly distrust Fox's programming. Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin and Sean Hannity might rule the right wing noise machine, but this poll is a reminder that the right wing noise machine doesn't rule the rest of America.

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PostSubject: Re: PBS most trusted name in news, Fox most distrusted   1/21/2011, 12:01 pm

Good news.
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PostSubject: Re: PBS most trusted name in news, Fox most distrusted   2/23/2011, 10:09 pm

Proving once again that no one in their right mind should trust a word they say.....
UPDATED: Fox Reverses Poll Results To Falsely Claim Most Americans Favor Ending Collective Bargaining
February 23, 2011 9:03 am ET
http://mediamatters.org/research/201102230006

On Fox & Friends, co-host Brian Kilmeade claimed, along with an on-screen graphic, that a recent USA Today/Gallup poll found that "61 percent" of Americans are in favor of taking away collective bargaining rights from public unions. In fact, Fox aired the results of the poll completely backward: the Gallup poll found that 61 percent of Americans are opposed to taking away collective bargaining rights.

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PostSubject: Re: PBS most trusted name in news, Fox most distrusted   3/2/2011, 11:40 am

Fox News suspends Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum
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Fox News has suspended contributors Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum effective immediately until they decide whether to run for president.

Anchor Bret Baier announced on air late Wednesday morning that the network “has suspended its contributor arrangements” with Gingrich and Santorum for the next 60 days.

The suspensions will end on May 1 if they decide against running. If they do not announce one way or the other by then, their contracts will be terminated, Baier said.

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Fox News did not announce a similar suspension for host and former Gov. Mike Huckabee or contributor and former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin.
"Fair & Balanced" my Ass!
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PostSubject: Re: PBS most trusted name in news, Fox most distrusted   6/29/2012, 8:10 am

Where’s Bill O’Reilly’s Apology For Being An Idiot Over Health Care Reform?
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On March 26th, Bill O’Reilly promised on national television that if the individual mandate was ruled Constitutional, he would not only apologize for his zeal in attacking it, but also admit to being an idiot. Well, as Ellen wrote in a post about that segment, O’Reilly’s promise was duly noted and she made her own promise to hold him to it. Yet in a lengthy discussion about the ruling on The O’Reilly Factor tonight, Bill made no apology, much less admitted to being an idiot.

His actual wording on March 26, 2012:

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This is absolutely a mandate, it’s absolutely a force, it’s absolutely police powers from the federal government… and it’s gonna be five to four. And if I’m wrong, I will come on, and I will play your clip, and I will apologize for being an idiot.

We’re waiting, Bill. Here’s the video, in case you forgot.
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