More bad news for Fox: A recent PPP poll found that the public's trust in the network has sunk to a new low. Except among Republicans. Their confidence in the "fair and balanced" network is so strong that Fox came out as both the least trusted and most trusted network.
I explained the paradox in my recent post at Crooks and Liars but it basically comes down to the fact that Republicans only trust Fox while Democrats "split their allegiance" and trust all the other networks except Fox. The good news for those of us who think Fox is a blight on journalism is that Democrats and independents are seeing the light.
As I also wrote, it's heartening to know that while Roger Ailes and his minions still pretend to lack a partisan agenda, more and more American news consumers know better.
The fact that the Newshounds gals do not have such selective entry mechanisms is suggested by the times they’ve given credit to people who stand up to the standard Fox credo. You’ve got to be listening to catch those nuggets.
While such cases have admittedly been rare, it’s not because somebody’s installed a selective switch-off mechanism in their brains: the foxies and you are soooooo predictable.
On another thread, he posted that Fox’s ratings are because “no one with a brain wants to hear the left talk,” and when asked to explain, he said it was “because we’ll never be anything but hate and lies.”
And now, he’s expecting us to believe he’s bipartisanly informed because he “watches MSNBC for kicks and giggles.” Sometimes I wonder if he’s capable of seeing the problems with his own arguments.
Oh, and by “frequenting liberal sites,” answer me this one question: You’ve proven several times that you comment without reading the articles here, and usually just attack the writers and other posters. Do you do that on the others you grace with your presence?
Happy Meal sales remain steady.
Oh, and here’s a quick note for Mr. Ratings: The “White Paper” story isn’t helping Fox News’ ratings at all. In fact, a couple shows have ratings that are lower on average because people are really put off by Fox’s “Leave Bush alone!” narrative.
Got a spin on that?
If that is what passes for “news” in your life, you are welcome to it. I would rather watch weather reports than that dreck.
Sez the one who’s posted here DAILY since the election . . .