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Old 02-06-2013, 04:56 PM
 
Location: somewhere in the woods
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That says more about the viewers than it does about the credibility of the station.


yeah maybe, but it also shows that nobody really watches mcnbc, cnn or any other liberal mouthpiece network.
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Old 02-06-2013, 05:30 PM
 
Location: Southcentral Kansas
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A poll released Wednesday by Public Policy Polling shows that fewer people than ever trust Fox News as a source for accurate news and reporting. Just 41 percent expressed trust in the network — down from 49 four years ago — while 46 percent said they distrust Fox. There’s an obvious reason why: Fox misrepresents facts and fudges its data to advance the conservative agenda. Indeed, it’s nothing like the “fair and balanced” network it claims to be. And, it seems, voters are catching on.



1. They misrepresented the unemployment rate. Fox News ran this chart showing the unemployment rate, but managed to somehow make an unemployment rate of 8.6 percent look higher than 8.9:

2. They misinformed viewers about Benghazi. When Sens. John McCain (R-AZ), Lindsay Graham (R-SC), and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) were trying their hardest to smear President Obama and former Sec. of State Hillary Clinton over Benghazi, Fox ran an “exclusive” report saying that the CIA had denied a diplomat permission to fend off an attack on the embassy. That never happened, and details later confirmed that the report — and the other conspiracy theories Fox ran alongside it — was totally unfounded.

3. They blamed non-existent ‘massive layoffs’ on Obama. Fox News runs frequent segments covering Obama’s supposed ‘War on Coal’ and the website Fox Nation even ran this glaring headline blaming the election for huge layoffs in the coal industry. But there were not massive layoffs. Just one business owner in Utah laid off employees. Under Obama, the industry on the whole has actually continued to grow tremendously.


4. They got almost all of their climate coverage wrong. An analysis by the Union of Concerned Scientists revealed that a full 93 percent of Fox News coverage on the topic global climate change was ‘misleading.’ Here’s the breakdown of how Fox covered the climate issue:

5. They don’t cover big stories. While the rest of the country discussed senatorial candidate Todd Akin’s ‘legitimate rape’ comments, Fox News hardly covered the controversy. They similarly ignored the conflict surrounding the death of teenager Trayvon Martin, and of New York’s same-sex marriage law’s passage.

The list of areas where Fox falls down on the job is too extensive to enumerate. But what is clear is that Fox’s method of dodging the truth and giving convenient facts won’t keep working, if they can’t gain the public’s trust.

Five Reasons Why Fewer People Trust Fox News Than Ever Before | ThinkProgress

For me I always liked bill oreily and found him funny. His debates with Marc Lamont hill were classic
Brad, I will take it for granted that you don't know why George Soros had Stink Progress created. It was to try to kill Fox News and they haven't made it yet. However with crap like in your post they are gaining with leaners although leaners have ever watched Fox anyway.
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Old 02-06-2013, 05:38 PM
 
Location: Barrington
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I don't trust any news outlet......
I watch all news and they all spin.
The entertainment value skyrockets when a guest goes off script.
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Old 02-06-2013, 08:00 PM
 
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I don't trust any news outlet......
How do you get information about the world around you?
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Old 02-06-2013, 08:02 PM
 
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Yeah and Justin Beiber, Magic Mike and American Idol consistently garner top ratings/followers. Just because something is listened to or watched a lot doesn't mean it's good, honest or trustworthy.
Spot on..... many things which are popular (at least in the last say 15 yrs) totally suck
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Old 02-06-2013, 08:02 PM
 
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yeah maybe, but it also shows that nobody really watches mcnbc, cnn or any other liberal mouthpiece network.
I don't watch any of the cable news networks. Thankfully.
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Old 02-06-2013, 08:03 PM
 
Location: Area 51.5
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yeah, they lost so much credibility that they are still out in front of msnbc, abc, cbs and cnn.
Combined, probably.

It's always exploding liberal heads whining about Fox. Why do they watch if they hate it so much? And if they don't watch, why are they babbling?

It's a mystery.
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Old 02-06-2013, 08:04 PM
 
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A poll released Wednesday by Public Policy Polling shows that fewer people than ever trust Fox News as a source for accurate news and reporting. Just 41 percent expressed trust in the network — down from 49 four years ago — while 46 percent said they distrust Fox. There’s an obvious reason why: Fox misrepresents facts and fudges its data to advance the conservative agenda. Indeed, it’s nothing like the “fair and balanced” network it claims to be. And, it seems, voters are catching on.



1. They misrepresented the unemployment rate. Fox News ran this chart showing the unemployment rate, but managed to somehow make an unemployment rate of 8.6 percent look higher than 8.9:

2. They misinformed viewers about Benghazi. When Sens. John McCain (R-AZ), Lindsay Graham (R-SC), and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) were trying their hardest to smear President Obama and former Sec. of State Hillary Clinton over Benghazi, Fox ran an “exclusive” report saying that the CIA had denied a diplomat permission to fend off an attack on the embassy. That never happened, and details later confirmed that the report — and the other conspiracy theories Fox ran alongside it — was totally unfounded.

3. They blamed non-existent ‘massive layoffs’ on Obama. Fox News runs frequent segments covering Obama’s supposed ‘War on Coal’ and the website Fox Nation even ran this glaring headline blaming the election for huge layoffs in the coal industry. But there were not massive layoffs. Just one business owner in Utah laid off employees. Under Obama, the industry on the whole has actually continued to grow tremendously.


4. They got almost all of their climate coverage wrong. An analysis by the Union of Concerned Scientists revealed that a full 93 percent of Fox News coverage on the topic global climate change was ‘misleading.’ Here’s the breakdown of how Fox covered the climate issue:

5. They don’t cover big stories. While the rest of the country discussed senatorial candidate Todd Akin’s ‘legitimate rape’ comments, Fox News hardly covered the controversy. They similarly ignored the conflict surrounding the death of teenager Trayvon Martin, and of New York’s same-sex marriage law’s passage.

The list of areas where Fox falls down on the job is too extensive to enumerate. But what is clear is that Fox’s method of dodging the truth and giving convenient facts won’t keep working, if they can’t gain the public’s trust.

Five Reasons Why Fewer People Trust Fox News Than Ever Before | ThinkProgress

For me I always liked bill oreily and found him funny. His debates with Marc Lamont hill were classic

I can think of a better reason.

Fox, like all the other mainstream "news" have become little more than tabloids, not news
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Old 02-06-2013, 08:10 PM
 
Location: OCEAN BREEZES AND VIEWS SAN CLEMENTE
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yeah, they lost so much credibility that they are still out in front of msnbc, abc, cbs and cnn.

I know right, like MSNBC oh they are really about telling the truth now, hmmmmmmmmmmm. They are not about twisting the truth now, are they, Oh please, get a life.

One is no better then the rest, but smart, intelligient people, business owners i know, do watch Fox, and they are not naive, brainwashed or dumb people.

MSNBC however, there watchers are naivie, and brainwashed as they come. And good actors too.
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Old 02-06-2013, 08:13 PM
 
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I know right, like MSNBC oh they are really about telling the truth now, hmmmmmmmmmmm. They are not about twisting the truth now, are they, Oh please, get a life.

One is no better then the rest, but smart, intelligient people, business owners i know, do watch Fox, and they are not naive, brainwashed or dumb people.

MSNBC however, there watchers are naivie, and brainwashed as they come. And good actors too.
And then there are those of us who don't watch *any* of that garbage.
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