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Fox News Not Trustworthy Americans Say

Reported by Ellen - January 20, 2011 -

A new poll finds that trust in Fox News is slipping. Whereas a plurality of respondents last year found Fox the most trusted television news network in the U.S., this year, a plurality find it untrustworthy. To add insult to injury - sit down, Roger Ailes and Bill O'Reilly - PBS is now the most trusted.

Raw Story reports,

In a survey taken a year ago, PPP found that Fox was the most trusted news network, with 49 percent saying they trusted the network, and 37 percent saying they did not. In the new poll, 42 percent said they trusted the network while 46 percent disagreed.

...PPP notes that trust in the network declined only marginally among conservatives, from 75 percent to 72 percent. "But moderates and liberals have both had a strong increase in their level of distrust for the network -- a 12-point gain from 48 percent to 60 percent for moderates and a 16-point gain from 66 percent to 82 percent for liberals," the institute reported.

The new reigning champion is PBS, which was not included in last year's inaugural poll. The public broadcaster was found to be trusted by 50 percent of respondents, and distrusted by 30 percent -- the closest any news network has come to gaining the trust of a majority of Americans.

Color me not surprised.



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