"Democracy must be something more than two wolves and a sheep voting on what to have for dinner." - James Bovard, Civil Libertarian (1994)

Saturday, July 22, 2017
Categories Media Bias How Americans Rate News Networks
“They say that all politics is local, and a new poll suggests that when it comes to trusting their TV news sources, Americans feel the same way.

A new Quinnipiac poll provides the nation's opinion about various news networks and the degree to which Americans trust the news content they see and hear.

On the national level, liberals were aghast to find that Fox News ranks No. 1 as the most trusted source of news among the various national networks.

Of course, pundits were picking apart the crosstabs of the poll, trying to prove how the support for Fox came from Republicans and older viewers. But the fact is that Fox held very respectable numbers among independent and younger voters as well. And no, the poll was not unfairly weighted toward GOP-leaning viewers.

But there were plenty of news networks on the survey's list, and opinions were of course scattered all over. Perhaps the only other decisive opinion as to trust of national news networks was the relatively dismal level of support received by MSNBC. Perhaps Al Sharpton is not viewed as this generation's Water Cronkite after all.”

The evolution of news, and the changes are no where near complete! Now, if we can only get those that vote to become informed about issues and candidates, we'll be making big progress -

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