According to a recent Quinnipiac University poll, Fox news has the most trusted network and cable news in the United States. Are you kidding me America, Faux News?!
“In comparison rankings, 29 percent responded that they trust Fox News the most. CNN follows with 22 percent, CBS News and NBC News are at 10 percent, ABC News at 8 percent and MSNBC at 7 percent.”
Fox News was the top pick among Republicans with 58% of the vote (shocker), and CNN was the most trusted network among Democrats with 32% of the vote.Unfortunately, this is not the first time a poll found Fox News has the most trusted network, Addicting Info reported: “the network has taken the top spot for five years running in PPP’s annual media survey.
Before we go any further with the poll numbers, let’s look back on some memorable Fox News moments that we love and trust.
In regards to Hawaii’s debt crisis, remember when Bill O’Reilly said that Asians aren’t liberal because they’re “hardworking?”[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7sE_b81QQxc&w=560&h=315]
Or when E.D. Hill opened a discussion by asking if Barack and Michelle Obama’s fist bump after the 2008 Democratic primaries was a “a terrorist fist jab.”[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G_vmQrTi3aM&w=420&h=315]
And let’s not forget the infamous Fox and Friends host, Gretchen Carlson, who said that the hit Nickelodeon show Spongebob Squarepants “is pushing a global warming agenda.”[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wAJDaPlCHzU&w=560&h=315]
So how could a news network with such insane claims be the most trusted for yet another year?
According to PPP’s annual poll:
“It [Fox News] leads the way because of its continuing near total support among Republicans as the place to go for news- 69% of Republicans say it’s their most trusted source with nothing else polling above 7%.”
Meanwhile, liberals are split between different news networks when it comes to who they trust the most with PBS at 21%, CNN and ABC at 18%, and CBS and MSNBC at 12%. So based on these numbers, America is not only split in the political world, but split in the type of media they use to get their news. because Republicans will only support Fox News as their go-to news network and Democrats support mainly liberal news. No one wants to escape the status quo, therefore these polls will continue to favor Fox News.
These poll numbers come in the midst of scandal for both Bill O’Reilly at O’ Reilly Factor and Brian Williams at NBC. The poll states that 42% of registered voters think NBC should allow Brian Williams to anchor “NBC Nightly News,” despite his suspension for his false Iraq tales. America is still on the fence on Bill O’ Reilly’s continuing with Fox News after his exaggerating war reports. Politcio says:
“With Bill O’Reilly, 51 percent responded that they haven’t heard enough to say whether he should be fired, suspended or allowed to continued with Fox News.”
I think it’s safe to say that we all have heard enough of Bill O’Reilly and the entire Faux News network.[separatory type= “thin”]