Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Public trusts FOX News more than other networks.

An interesting poll was released by Public Policy Polling on registered voters' views of the major TV news networks. Do people trust or distrust them?

FOX News came out on top. 49% trust them. 10 percentage points out more than any other news network. 37% of voters don't trust them.

CNN was next highest with 39%. 41% don't trust them.

Among the major networks, NBC was highest. 35% said they trusted them. 44% did not trust them. 32% for CBS and 31% for ABC. CBS and ABC were not trusted by 46% of voters.

These results tell me people don't trust the TV news networks. They tend to support those who share their perspective on issues and the world. Every news broadcast has some inherent bias based on the worldview of the person(s) putting it together. People decide what to report and how to report it based on their worldview. It can't be avoided to some degree. That's not to say the goal shouldn't be fair and balanced reporting but bias is inevitable. People increasingly realize that.

I also think people are realizing that the networks, with the exception of FOX, have a liberal bias which is to the left of the general public. FOX is closer to where the general populace is at and certainly not to the far right; otherwise it's trust and mistrust numbers would be higher.


Anona said...

Its amazing how you deliver the "facts" The article also says that its 70 percent republican that showed this "truth" to trusting Fox, and it also said that it also shows that people troll for what agrees with them which is opinionated news, not fact news.

It also doesn't show where the liberals get their news. Which is all fact based, science delivered and in truth, not in the loud mouth opinionated non fact driven announcers of fox.

Troy said...

"FOX is closer to where the general populace is at and certainly not to the far right; otherwise it's trust and mistrust numbers would be higher."

This is the logic you use to draw this conclusion? You have to be kidding me.

Finish reading the article to get the PROPER conclusion from the President of the polling company:

"A generation ago you would have expected Americans to place their trust in the most neutral and unbiased conveyors of news,” said PPP President Dean Debnam in his analysis of the poll. “But the media landscape has really changed, and now they’re turning more toward the outlets that tell them what they want to hear.

Anona said...

exactly troy, exactly what I was getting at. But it seems that the people at the mfc report on anything the same way FOX does and its with special editing and picking out exactly what words will suit the.

Facts are not a necessary item to them at all. But again they are the ones that think the world is flat, and the sun revolves around the earth.

Anona said...

This is the stuff the mfc is made out!

the infomation in this article about the conservatives from the same mother ship that the mfc holds office to is down right criminal in my opinion!

And they call themselves christians?

Bakes sales! tapped wires and criminal acts oh my!

a very interesting article indeed.

but I am sure this isn't the type of fact that you want your congregation to know about is it? my opinion is I think not.