35% & 33%
A new Public Policy Polling survey finds 35% of Americans say they trust Fox News more than any other TV news channel, followed by 14% for PBS, 11% for ABC, 10% for CNN, 9% for CBS, 6% each for Comedy Central and MSNBC, and 3% for NBC. Meanwhile, Fox News also leads the “least trusted” list with 33% followed by 19% for MSNBC, 14% for Comedy Central, 11% for CNN, 5% for ABC, 4% for CBS, and 2% each for NBC and PBS.
This is how propaganda works, Fox News-style. Nearly six hours after the story first broke — and well after both CNN and MSNBC first covered it in detail — Fox News finally devoted a short segment to the bridge scandal during Shepard Smith Reporting. While declining to delve into the details of the damning emails [...]
You know all those, “Ain’t it awful?” stories you’ve been hearing ad nauseam since the launch of the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) website on Oct. 1? Expect to hear not one more word. Now that things are working great, we’re betting that not only will you never hear again how bad they are, you will [...]
Number of minutes FOX News used to point out that the recent CBS 60 Minutes piece, which was later found to have falsely portrayed events in Benghazi, backed up the Republican portrayal of the incident. That was three times the length of the original 60 Minutes report. Amount of time FOX spent on the subsequent correction: 26 seconds.
According to the Associated Press: For the first time in five years, the U.S. government has run a budget deficit below $1 trillion. The government says the deficit for the 2013 budget year totaled $680.3 billion, down from $1.09 trillion in 2012. That’s the smallest imbalance since 2008, when the government ran a $458.6 billion [...]
There’s no shortage of jokes about Kentucky.* Q: What do a divorce in Kentucky, a tornado in Kansas, and a hurricane in Louisiana have in common? A: Somebody’s fixin’ to lose the trailer. Q: What do you get when there are 32 Kentuckians in a room together? A: A full set of teeth. We are [...]
If you’re Fox News, how do you deal with the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington? Co-opt it! Thanks to Josh Barro at Business Insider for bringing this insightful analysis from Fox News to our attention. As WonkBlog points out, the construction lends itself to a wide variety of useful insights: The great thing [...]