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#922792 --- 11/21/08 08:17 PM Most Trusted News Sources. Ahahah
HarleyBobT Offline
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Poll: Internet, Fox News Are Most Trusted News Sources
By Chris Snyder

The web is the most trusted news medium (over TV and print combined), and Fox News is the most trusted TV news source, according to results from a new Zogby poll commissioned by the Independent Film Channel.

Fox ruled with 39.3 percent of those polled beating out CNN at 16 percent and MSNBC at 15 percent.

These results are good fodder for Fox in defending its claims of being "Fair and Balanced" -- it's also interesting to note that more people in the poll described themselves as Democrats than Republicans -- but the majority of Americans seem to also have little faith in the media at all.

The online survey of 3,472 adults two days after the election found that three out of four people think that the media influenced the outcome, and about the same number also think that the media in general is biased.

In the other categories, The New York Times was the most trusted newspaper and Rush Limbaugh (12.5 percent) came out on top among news personalities closely followed by Fox's Bill O'Reilly (10.1 percent).

Elizabeth Hasselbeck, Stephen Colbert and Chris Matthews were the least trusted personalities, all scoring under 2 percent.
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#922796 --- 11/21/08 08:24 PM Re: Most Trusted News Sources. Ahahah [Re: HarleyBobT]
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Rush Limbaugh and Bill O'Reilly as news personalities???? AH hahahahahah!!!!! Okay then the National Enquirer is 1st class journalism...

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#922966 --- 11/22/08 09:36 AM Re: Most Trusted News Sources. Ahahah [Re: Gio]
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How can this happen when the other news agencies do such a good job reporting on the issues?


"Barack Obama's early association with two former members of the Weather Underground is no secret. Or is it? Apparently to many Obama voters it is, and it's not the only thing they don't know about their president-elect. According to a new Zogby survey, only two percent of Obama voters earned a perfect or near-perfect grade on a 12-question test that "gauged their knowledge of statements and scandals associated with the presidential tickets during the campaign."

For example, 88 percent didn't know Barack Obama said his energy policies would probably bankrupt the coal industry; 83 percent were clueless that he had ousted all his opponents from the ballot in order to win his first election; 72 percent couldn't cite Joe Biden's 1988 plagiarism disgrace; and 47 percent couldn't identify Biden as the predictor that Obama would be "tested by an international crisis during his first six months as president."

Meanwhile, 94 percent pointed to Sarah Palin as the candidate with the pregnant teen daughter; 86 percent knew about her $150,000 wardrobe; 87 percent associated her with being able to "see Russia" from her house (although this was actually part of Tina Fey's "Saturday Night Live" parody); and 81 percent identified McCain as unable to count the homes he owns. Said poll commissioner John Ziegler: "[T]his poll really proves beyond any doubt the stunning level of malpractice on the part of the media in not educating the Obama portion of the voting populace."
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