GUN Poll: Fox Most Trusted News for Americans

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  1. MTech

    MTech New Member

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    Not Directly gun related, but it's a good thing for our side in general.. people are waking up to the BS liberal Media Spin. :noes:

    Poll: Fox Most Trusted News for Americans

    Sunday, January 13, 2008 3:05 PM

    Fox News has supplanted CNN as the 'most trusted' news source for Americans, a new nationwide poll finds.

    The poll conducted by Sacred Heart University, found that the most trusted national TV news organizations, for accurate reporting, in declining order included: Fox News (27.0%), CNN (14.6%), and NBC News (10.90%). These were followed by ABC News (7.0%), local news (6.9%), CBS News (6.8%) MSNBC (4.0%), PBS News (3.0%), CNBC (0.6%) and CBN (0.5%).


    In 2003, CNN led Fox News on “trust most for accurate reporting” 23.8% to 14.6%.


    The Sacred Heart University Poll also found significantly declining percentages of Americans saying they believe all or most of media news reporting.


    In the current national poll, just 19.6% of those surveyed could say they believe all or most news media reporting. This is down from 27.4% in 2003. Just under one-quarter, 23.9%, in 2007 said they believe little or none of reporting while 55.3% suggested they believe some media news reporting.


    “The fact that an astonishing percentage of Americans see biases and partisanship in their mainstream news sources suggests an active and critical consumer of information in the U.S.” stated James Castonguay, Ph.D., associate professor and chair of SHU’s Department of Media Studies & Digital Culture. “The availability of alternative viewpoints and news sources through the Internet no doubt contributes to the increased skepticism about the objectivity of profit-driven news outlets owned by large conglomerates,” he continued.


    The perception is growing among Americans that the news media attempts to influence public opinion – from 79.3% strongly or somewhat agreeing in 2003 to 87.6% in 2007.


    And, 86.0% agreed (strongly or somewhat) that the news media attempts to influence public policies – up from 76.7% in 2003.


    “Americans know bias and imbalance when they see it and they don’t like it. When most service organizations strive for consumer satisfaction ratings in the high eighties to low nineties, an overall positive rating of 40.7% is dismal,” said Jerry C. Lindsley, director of the Sacred Heart University Polling Institute. He added, “Americans know that it’s just not that hard to present both sides and keep personal bias at home.”


    By four-to-one margins, Americans surveyed see The New York Times (41.9% to 11.8%) and National Public Radio (40.3% to 11.2%) as mostly or somewhat liberal over mostly or somewhat conservative.


    By a three-to-one margin, Americans see news media journalists and broadcasters (45.4% to 15.7%) as mostly or somewhat liberal over mostly or somewhat conservative.


    And, by a two-to-one margin, Americans see CNN (44.9% to 18.4%) and MSNBC (38.8% to 15.8%) as mostly or somewhat liberal over mostly or somewhat conservative.


    Just Fox News was seen as mostly and somewhat conservative (48.7%) over mostly or somewhat liberal (22.3%).


    The Sacred Heart University Polling Institute completed 800 interviews with residents nationwide between November 26 – December 5, 2007. The sample was generated proportional to population contribution in all 50 states. Statistically, a sample of 800 completed telephone interviews represents a margin for error of +/-3.5% at a 95% confidence level.
     
  2. PanzerAce

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    yah, because, you know, fox never skews anything at all.....:rolleyes:
     
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    news rhymes with skews. coincidence? i think not. :o
     
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    7 First comes smiles, then lies. Last is gunfire.

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    If you believe Fox isn't skewed you're probably retarded to begin with.
     
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    So you all think CNN spins the media less than FOX....




    :ugh2:
     
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    spankaveli OT Supporter

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    where did you read that? :hsugh:
     
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    7 First comes smiles, then lies. Last is gunfire.

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    He's apparently mentally deficient so it doesn't really matter.
     
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    It's how everybody comes off by trying to put this news poll off as a negative thing. I think everybody knows all news is twisted to some extent but not everybody is corrupted to the point they're making false documents like what happened with Dan Rather.
     
  9. t1h

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    http://www.cmpa.com/releases/07_12_21_Election_Study.pdf

    Who’s Fair and Balanced?: Fox News Channel’s coverage was more balanced toward both parties
    than the broadcast networks were. On FOX, evaluations of all Democratic candidates combined were
    split almost evenly – 51% positive vs. 49% negative, as were all evaluations of GOP candidates – 49%
    positive vs. 51% negative, producing a perfectly balanced 50-50 split for all candidates of both parties.
     
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    Fox > CNN
     
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    They are all untrustworthy
     
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    Yuppy Have a seat right there....

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    Newscorp is not every going to be trusted by me again
     
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    I like how they lump "mostly or somewhat" together. Of course the editorials in the NYT and on NPR are going to tend to be liberal ... just like how FOX tends towards conservative editorials.

    Not so sure that surveying 800 people nationwide is enough. I understand that most nationwide surveys hit 2000+ people.
     
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    they censor Ron Paul

    they are total garbage
     
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    Fox - Fair & Balanced.


















    :rofl:
     
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    Dumbstixlars Ron Paul/AR-15/Glock/old car/Scooby/R/C croo OT Supporter

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    just by watching them all, MSNBC seems to be the most middle of the road in terms of liberal vs. conservative.
     
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    I watch BBC. lol.
     

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