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fox news "the most trusted media" in america
« on: July 16, 2015, 11:30:39 am »
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2015/03/09/fox-news-is-the-most-trusted-national-news-channel-and-its-not-that-close/

yeah, when conservatives rant about the "mainstream media", show them this poll. fox is the mainstream media in terms of ratings.
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Re: fox news "the most trusted media" in america
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2015, 12:42:49 pm »
Hey, they're trustworthy in their own right. Like, I trust them to say what they can to discredit any Democrat.
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Re: fox news "the most trusted media" in america
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2015, 02:27:51 pm »
...But Fox news isn't a news channel. They said themselves.
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Re: fox news "the most trusted media" in america
« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2015, 02:34:29 pm »
Time to get in the box, America.

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Re: fox news "the most trusted media" in america
« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2015, 02:36:50 pm »
...But Fox news isn't a news channel. They said themselves.


Must see. When did this happen?
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Re: fox news "the most trusted media" in america
« Reply #5 on: July 16, 2015, 03:36:10 pm »
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When asked, "Do you trust the journalistic coverage provided by FOX News," 20 percent of U.S. voters say "a great deal" and 35 percent say "somewhat."

That was from the source the article used.  so although 1 in 3 people preferred Fox News to other channels, only 1 in 5 of those think highly of it.  In other words, it's less about Fox being the "most trusted" and more about it being the "least distrusted." 

I wonder how the Daily Show and new media would compare, as far as people's trust.
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Re: fox news "the most trusted media" in america
« Reply #6 on: July 16, 2015, 04:17:42 pm »
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When asked, "Do you trust the journalistic coverage provided by FOX News," 20 percent of U.S. voters say "a great deal" and 35 percent say "somewhat."

That was from the source the article used.  so although 1 in 3 people preferred Fox News to other channels, only 1 in 5 of those think highly of it.  In other words, it's less about Fox being the "most trusted" and more about it being the "least distrusted." 

I wonder how the Daily Show and new media would compare, as far as people's trust.

When you get right down to it, nobody trusts the news media anymore.  Millennials especially.  According to a recent poll, they trust it less than Congress or Wall Street.

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/article/2563763

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Re: fox news "the most trusted media" in america
« Reply #7 on: July 16, 2015, 04:56:10 pm »
I wouldn't be too worried about this. The thing is, most people who watch, say, CNN or ABC know that it's not fully trustworthy, and most who do are elderly. FOX viewers, on the other hand, are rather fanatical, so they think it's the gospel truth.
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Re: fox news "the most trusted media" in america
« Reply #8 on: July 16, 2015, 11:57:13 pm »
CNN, MSNBS, and a good chunk of other news others can lean left of center. There's only one right wing rag though. It might be with a look to see if that has anything to do with those numbers. Not that I want to see Fix get competition, they're bad enough without adding more info the mix. But if they didn't have that monopoly...
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Re: fox news "the most trusted media" in america
« Reply #9 on: July 17, 2015, 12:05:09 am »
Once I make it big, I might decide to make something "right wing". Basically a news channel conservative in the same way Stephen Colbert is conservative.
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Re: fox news "the most trusted media" in america
« Reply #10 on: July 17, 2015, 04:56:05 pm »
...But Fox news isn't a news channel. They said themselves.


Must see. When did this happen?

There's a story about how Fox defended itself from a law suit by claiming it was entertainment, not news, and so they are allowed to lie. It's not true.
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Re: fox news "the most trusted media" in america
« Reply #11 on: July 17, 2015, 06:04:40 pm »
...But Fox news isn't a news channel. They said themselves.


Must see. When did this happen?

There's a story about how Fox defended itself from a law suit by claiming it was entertainment, not news, and so they are allowed to lie. It's not true.

Or rather, they have the right to fire employees who refuse to run nonsense propaganda they know to be untrue on the basis that they are not a news organisation. That really did occur, yes.
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Re: fox news "the most trusted media" in america
« Reply #12 on: July 17, 2015, 10:18:36 pm »
Source? Or are you referring to the same case I am?
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Re: fox news "the most trusted media" in america
« Reply #13 on: July 17, 2015, 10:50:06 pm »
Source? Or are you referring to the same case I am?

Same case yes.
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Re: fox news "the most trusted media" in america
« Reply #14 on: July 18, 2015, 12:46:50 am »
Ok. Because as far as I can tell Fox's* argument was that firing a reporter for accusing them of running a false report did not infringe the whistleblower statute, not because they aren't news, but because the whistleblower statute does not cover the FCC's false news provision. (they also never admit to having run false news, just that even if they had, they would still have the right to fire someone for saying they did). I haven't found a good source saying they ever said they aren't news, but most rumours saying they did point back to that case.

It's a fucked-up ruling, I think. But the standard reporting of "Fox argues that it has the right to lie!" is inaccurate.


*actually a Fox affiliate, to be precise.
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