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#1331599 - 01/27/10 06:27 AM Poll on media trustworthiness
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http://www.publicpolicypolling.com/pdf/PPP_Release_National_126.pdf

poll by the firm Public Policy Polling (as I understand it, a bit of a Democrat-leaning group), shows interesting breakdowns on who the American public trusts to shoot straight with the facts:

Do you trust...

ABC? Yes - 31%, No - 46%
CBS? Yes - 32%, No - 46%
CNN? Yes - 39%, No - 41%
Fox? Yes - 49%, No - 37%
NBC? Yes - 35%, No - 44%

The firm indicates that this is due to Americans' desire to listen to "outlets that tell them what they want to hear." Another quote: "Pople trust Fox the most precisely because of it's lack of neutrality." (Emphasis in the original.) But look at the internals:

Percentage saying they trust the networks, based on political identification:

ABC: D - 51%, I - 21%, R - 19%
CBS: D - 55%, I - 22%, R - 17%
CNN: D - 59%, I - 33%, R - 23%
Fox: D - 30%, I - 41%, R - 74%
NBC: D - 62%, I - 22%, R - 17%

So, isn't it just possible that, based on the figures from folks who consider themselves independent, Fox actually is viewed as the most trustworthy? CNN is obviously a strong second among independents and Republicans. It also comes in second among Democrats. But I don't see a reason to slam the public here - maybe, just maybe, it's the mainstream media that needs a reprimand?

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#1331637 - 01/27/10 01:51 PM Re: Poll on media trustworthiness Jokerman
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#1331638 - 01/27/10 01:53 PM Re: Poll on media trustworthiness A_G
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#1331641 - 01/27/10 01:56 PM Re: Poll on media trustworthiness DeeQ
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#1331648 - 01/27/10 02:02 PM Re: Poll on media trustworthiness Pale Rider
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Pulling people out of the ditc...
I thought Rachel Maddow was already holding the media accountable...
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#1331684 - 01/27/10 02:23 PM Re: Poll on media trustworthiness HappyGilmore
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Wow, that and an independent study that Fox is the least bias is pretty impressive. I for one do not even consider NBC a real news agency any longer. CNN is actually pretty bad too. They do a good job reporting the news.... in a shotty fashion. They also worship the UN.
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#1331818 - 01/27/10 03:42 PM Re: Poll on media trustworthiness Sound Tactic
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I think Joe Klein, Newsweek writer said it best. In November, upon Obama's election, the American voter was logical, reasonable, knowledgable.

In Mass. last week, the voter was having a tantrum and venting anger, not making a logical, rational choice.

I know he writes an op-ed piece, but I think this attitude pretty much sums up many liberals' opinions of the American public when they don't agree with them.

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#1331825 - 01/27/10 03:44 PM Re: Poll on media trustworthiness straw
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10 points straw!!!!

pile on the "Bush's fault" initiative they have all bought into and we have a campaign strategy!!!
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#1331933 - 01/27/10 04:31 PM Re: Poll on media trustworthiness Pale Rider
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That was a very intersting poll. I would have to agree though, I don't really see any of them as "news" networks except maybe Fox, and I don't agree with half the stuff they report.
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