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  • Fox News' Credibility At 'Record Low': PPP Poll

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    Fox News' Credibility At 'Record Low': PPP Poll

     

    Fox News' credibility has fallen 9 percent in the past two years, according to new Public Policy Polling (PPP) results released on Wednesday.

    The annual poll asks participants to rate their trust in multiple networks including Fox News, MSNBC, CNN, PBS, Comedy Central, ABC News, CBS News and NBC News. According to PPP's press release:

    Just like its actual ratings, Fox News has hit a record low in the four years that we've been doing this poll. 41% of voters trust it to 46% who do not. To put those numbers into some perspective the first time we did this poll, in 2010, 49% of voters trusted it to 37% who did not.

    Just like last year, researchers also found that Fox News is both the least trusted and most trusted network when compared to the other networks in the survey. Thirty-four percent said they trust Fox News the most, while 39 percent said they trust it the least.

    Other news outlets are not entirely better off. Thirty-five percent of respondents said they trust MSNBC, while 44 percent said they do not. When it comes to CNN, 38 percent of voters said they trust the network, but 43 percent said they trust the cable network the least.

    PBS is the only outlet that respondents trust more than distrust, with 52 percent of voters saying they trust the network, and 29 percent saying they do not.


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    Ratings and viewership suggest otherswise.

    Outside of liberals, people dont view news they dont trust.

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  • #3
    The type of people who watch FOX aren't interested in credibility so much as having their prejudices and ignorance reflected back at them.
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    • splatbass
      splatbass commented
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      slodge wrote:
      The type of people who watch FOX aren't interested in credibility so much as having their prejudices and ignorance reflected back at them.

      Yup, they want a news network that tells them what they want to hear. that validates their opinions. They have a herd mentality, a need to be part of the club, and Fox feeds into that, makes them feel like their views are accepted by others.


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    moonlightin wrote:

    hahahahaaaa

     

    Fox News' Credibility At 'Record Low': PPP Poll

     

    Fox News' credibility has fallen 9 percent in the past two years, according to new Public Policy Polling (PPP) results released on Wednesday.

    The annual poll asks participants to rate their trust in multiple networks including Fox News, MSNBC, CNN, PBS, Comedy Central, ABC News, CBS News and NBC News. According to PPP's press release:

    Just like its actual ratings, Fox News has hit a record low in the four years that we've been doing this poll. 41% of voters trust it to 46% who do not. To put those numbers into some perspective the first time we did this poll, in 2010, 49% of voters trusted it to 37% who did not.

    Just like last year, researchers also found that Fox News is both the least trusted and most trusted network when compared to the other networks in the survey. Thirty-four percent said they trust Fox News the most, while 39 percent said they trust it the least.

    Other news outlets are not entirely better off. Thirty-five percent of respondents said they trust MSNBC, while 44 percent said they do not. When it comes to CNN, 38 percent of voters said they trust the network, but 43 percent said they trust the cable network the least.

    PBS is the only outlet that respondents trust more than distrust, with 52 percent of voters saying they trust the network, and 29 percent saying they do not.


    Yeah, and in other news, Apple is the most hated cell-phone in history, according to a poll by LG.

    What a joke libs are, just the most ridiculous people, who think they are the smart ones.  God invented libs because he couldn't get the comedy channel up there.


    LOL!

     

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    • guido61
      guido61 commented
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      Let's put some of this into perspective:

      If you're actually interested in news media, Pew Research Center puts out a very good report every year called "State of the News Media".   Here's the link to the 2012 report:

      http://stateofthemedia.org/

      As you read through the section on Cable News, the one thing that becomes clear is these networks--especially FOX and MSNBC--have become successful by niche-marketing themselves to what are actually pretty small markets.  Like the rest of cable tv, they aren't broadcasters as much as "narrow-casters".  

      There are two ways to measure ratings.  The traditional way which measures how many people are watching a particular program at any given time.  The other way to measure ratings is "cume" (for cumulative) which measures how many different people tune in for at least 1 minute over the course of a month.   In the traditional way, Fox averages 1.9 million viewers.  Their highest rated program---and the highest rated program in all of cable news---"The O'Reilly Factor" averages about 4 million viewers a night.    MSNBC and it's highest rated show "Rachel Maddow" average about half that. 

      On the "cume" ratings side, CNN actually leads with 99.4 million viewers. Fox came in second with 82.8 million, followed by MSNBC with 80.7 million. 

      But, in any case, these networks aren't really competing with each other.  Fox and MSNBC both just simply try to keep as many politically-addicted partisans watching for as long as they can all day/night long.   They talk like they are competing with each other, because that's what their fans want to believe, but it isn't really true.  Nobody much is channel surfing trying to decide whether they'd rather watch Hannity or Rachel Maddow.   If you're much interested in either program, you've already pick your 'team'.

      Fox's ratings are down right now because their fans are bummed that they lost the election and they don't really want to be reminded of it.  MSNBC's ratings are up because their fans DO want to be reminded of it.  IIRC, the same exact thing happened after the election in 2008, and the reverse happened after 2010.  

      And yes, neither have much credibility outside of those 3 or 4 million who tune in to either one rabidly every night.   But as much as O'Reilly likes to gloat about his ratings, 4 million fans really isn't a whole lot in a nation of 300 million people and 120 million voters.  And, the truth is that Spongebob Squarepants kicks his ass in the ratings every night.   

      Because that's how the "narrowcasting" world of cable TV works.



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