Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 1 decade ago

Why is Fox News the most trusted news outlet?

-12/08 Zogby poll on which is the most trusted TV news source: FoxNews 39%, CNN 16%, MSNBC 15%. The most trusted news personalities: Rush Limbaugh 13%; Bill O’Reilly 10%; Chris Mathews 2%. Web news is trusted more than TV and print, combined.

-1/27/10 Guardian: Nielson poll: "Fox most trusted news channel in U. S.”: Fox News 49%, CNN 39%, ABC 31%, CBS 32%, NBC 35%.

-1/10 Public Policy Poll, a Democratic leaning pollster, found that Fox News was trusted by more people than ABC News, CBS News, CNN, and NBC news.

-9/09 Pew poll, 1985 to 2009, on how public perceives media bias: 60 percent say the press is politically biased; 50 percent say it’s liberal; 22 percent say it’s conservative; 27 percent gave no answer.

-6/15/10: Rasmussen poll on who the media supported in ’08 election: 51% said Obama; 7% said McCain.

-11/4/10 Washington Post: Fox News Channel towered over its cable news rivals on election night, attracting more viewers than CNN and MSNBC combined.

Liberals trust liberal “journalists” like:

-Walter Cronkite, speaking at the UN in 1999: "It seems to many of us that if we are to avoid the eventual catastrophic world conflict we must strengthen the UN as a first step toward a world government."

-Dan Rather, speaking on CBS Evening News, 6/17/87 : “Despite what many Americans think, most Soviets do not yearn for capitalism or Western-style democracy.”

-Newsweek editor Evan Thomas calls Obama “God-like.”

-Big Media (BM) held back Gore’s Sex Poodle story for two years, Clinton ’s Lewinsky story for 9 months.

-Helen Thomas: “Jews get the hell out of Palestine.”

And will this mean anything to liberals?

-11/5/10: Keith Olbermann, MSNBC's primetime firebrand host, has been suspended indefinitely for violating the ethics policies of his employer earlier this year when he donated to three Democrats seeking federal office, MSNBC announced Friday.

"I became aware of Keith's political contributions late last night. Mindful of NBC News policy and standards, I have suspended him indefinitely without pay," MSNBC President Phil Griffin said in a statement.

Interesting, isn’t it, how NBC didn’t release this news until after the election? Why? Was it because Olberman was propagandizing for Democrats, 24/7, before the election?

And the Liberal media appear to speak with one, liberal, voice, everywhere:

-10/22/06 London Evening Standard: BBC CEO Grade caught on tape admitting that BBC is far Left, guilty of promoting Left-wing, anti-Christian, pro-Muslim views; promotes multiculturalism; gives no moral weight to America or rural folks; BBC Diversity Chief wants veiled female reporters.

-6/17/07 Daily Telegraph: The BBC has failed to promote proper debate on major political issues because of the inherent liberal culture of its staff, a report commissioned by the corporation has concluded. BBC director general Mark Thompson told the right-of-centre Spectator magazine that there was an institutional bias when he joined the organisation, reinforcing the findings of a 2007 internal report which concluded that greater efforts were required to avoid liberal bias. "In the BBC I joined 30 years ago, there was, in much of current affairs, in terms of people's personal politics, which were quite vocal, a massive bias to the left," Thompson said.

At least British liberals are honest enough to admit their biases.

14 Answers

  • John E
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    Trust is earned by day-to-day observations, as compared with historical facts. The historical facts show that all other "news organizations" have a liberal bias. The historical facts show that fox, while having a conservative bent, does present other viewpoints.

    Besides, liberals hate Fox. What better reason to watch them?

  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    that is BS really why would the BBC diversity chief want women to have a veil they don't have veils on all the reporters on Al Jazzera even. I trust Aljazzera a lot more than Faux noise myself in fact Murdoch's media empire is by the day for the last twenty years more like Le Père Duchesne a newpaper/pamphlet from French revolution look it up and you will see signs that Faux noise are just the 21st Century version of Hébert's paper.

  • 1 decade ago

    Because Fox says so.

    Btw, Zogby is a joke

    n 2004, while Zogby's actual polling was correct, his Election Day prediction failed to materialize. Before polls closed in the 2004 presidential election, Zogby predicted a comfortable win for John Kerry (311 electoral votes, versus 213 for Bush, with 14 too close to call), saying, "Bush had this election lost a long time ago," adding that voters wanted a change and would vote for "any candidate who was not Bush." While admitting that he was mistaken, Zogby did not admit any possible flaws in his polling methods,

  • 1 decade ago

    I have to say, I see a great deal more cases of liberals saying "yes, there are a lot of liberally biased media outlets, but also a lot of conservative ones", then I see conservatives saying "there is such a thing as a conservative biased media outlet".

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    It's not:


    According to a new 60 Minutes/Vanity Fair poll, CNN has edged out Fox News as the nation's "most trusted" television news channel.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Fox news is not news, its a disgusting propaganda machine for the right wing bigots. Murdoch is a disgusting Australian piece of excreta.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Trusted by who?

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Why is justin beiber popular? why do people watch fake wrestling or dancing with the dorks? mindlessness has no reason to it.

  • ?
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    Because they have proven to be by every independent analysis.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Because they give all the news and both sides on opinion.

    The other TV news is all liberal-biased to varying degrees.

    Source(s): FLSwamp- Vanity Fair/60 Minutes? Now that's some very unbiased sources- LOL!
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