Fox News comes in 2nd in poll to determine most trusted TV news brands.

By |2018-08-02T13:47:08+00:00August 2nd, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |18 Comments

And that boys and girls is why Donald Trump is president. 

Courtesy of The Hill:

The BBC, Fox News and PBS are the most-trusted TV news brands in the U.S., according to an analysis released Tuesday.

Research Intelligencer by Brand Keys surveyed 4,012 viewers who rated broadcast and cable brands that they watch more than three times per week “to determine how much trust those brands engendered.”

The BBC came in first, with 90 percent of those surveyed saying they trust the British news outlet.

Fox News and PBS came in second and third with 87 percent and 86 percent of respondents, respectively, trusting the TV news outlets.

Bloomberg, with 81 percent, and MSNBC, with 80 percent, round out the top five.

The broadcast networks’ news division finished sixth, seventh and eighth, with CBS coming in at 72 percent, NBC at 70 percent and ABC at 69 percent.

CNN and Sinclair are the final two TV news outlets included in the survey, with CNN tying ABC at 69 percent on the trust scale and Sinclair last at 58 percent.

I am at least gratified to see that Sinclair is at the bottom of the pile, but with Fox News polling second I fear for the future of this country. 

Here is just one example of the accuracy with which Fox News reports “the facts.” 

Baja, by the way, is IN Mexico. 

And trust me, this is far from an isolated incident. 

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  1. Anonymous August 2, 2018 at 5:33 am

    You can’t fix stupid.

    • anon August 2, 2018 at 9:51 am

      “The legacy of her father — whom she calls “the sun in my universe” “Meghan McCain on defending Trump fans’ ‘right to love him’ and on receiving the Obamas’ ‘kind gesture’>”“There are people I know who love President Trump and think that he’s the greatest thing that’s ever happened to America,” she told Glamour. “I understand those people. I’m not shocked by them. I defend their right to love him. But I do think character and rhetoric matter. What’s put out into the world and the universe matters. I’m just glad I don’t have to reconcile with those kinds of demons.””“I have these moments where I wonder if my father could have become president if he’d had to do it [how] the Trumps did,” she said in the interview. “It 100 percent wouldn’t have been worth it to me. I would not have signed on for it. And he wouldn’t have done it. If you have to win that way, it’s not worth winning, from my perspective. Because when you’re out of office, what does your life look like?””

  2. Elizabeth Nyland August 2, 2018 at 5:42 am

    Don’t panic too much. Questions were not asked of general population — they were asked of “viewers who rated broadcast and cable brands that they watch more than three times per week”. So this is not what the population at large thinks, nor is it what TV news viewers at large think. It is what the networks own viewers think. They should have also asked everyone to do same rating of networks they don’t watch. That would have provided the PERCEPTIONS of a more general population and I would be about anything that data would have shown Fox to be low.

    To be clear — 90% of PBS news viewers trust PBS; 87% of FoxNew viewers trust FoxNews; etc. But, we have always known that the FoxNews viewers are rabid about their news and their party. This study is just one more confirmation of that. Nothing more.

    • Paul August 2, 2018 at 6:16 am

      Elizabeth Nyland: Thanks for that explanation; makes me feel a little better. This also makes the Sinclair ranking much more interesting in that only 58% of the people who watch it, trust it.

    • Beaglemom August 2, 2018 at 4:06 pm

      I’d be very skeptical of any poll that showed Fox News coming in that high for most trusted. Most untrustworthy, now that’s a poll that Fox News would win by a mile.

  3. Anonymous August 2, 2018 at 6:47 am

    My favorite Fox “News” story was the one when WI was trying to recall Scott Walker. Fox wanted to push Walker’s popularity by showing huge crowd size at one of his rallies. The problem? It was winter in WI and the picture of the crowd had palm trees in it…..winter….in Wisconsin.

  4. Elizabeth Nyland August 2, 2018 at 7:02 am


    You are very welcome — that little insight came from 40 years of working in marketing research, where you quickly learn how important it is to ask the questions of the right people and to know exactly who was asked questions when reading a report/analysis.

    Your observation about the Sinclair viewers also was a good one and I too was pleased with it.

  5. anon August 2, 2018 at 7:13 am

    “compromises American national security.”
    “The president has made it clear that he has a preference for white people, Christians and the rich and powerful. He perceives the economy, trade and money as zero-sum games. His world is full of competitors but no partners, deal-makers and deal-breakers.”
    “His end game with Russia could be to drive a wedge between the Russians and the Chinese, and another between the Russians, Iran and Syria.”

  6. anon August 2, 2018 at 7:35 am


    “Attorney General Jeff Sessions of being a “phony” who was disloyal to the president.”
    Strangely @jeffsessions appeared unannounced at @LibertyU the night before the 2016 election on a bus tour. I told students but could get almost none of them to come hear him. Could it be our students were the first to see he was a phony pretending to be pro- @realDonaldTrump ?
    10:08 PM – Aug 1, 2018

  7. Anon August 2, 2018 at 7:38 am

    “Ross indicated he isn’t worried.

    “Well, let’s put it into arithmetic perspective,” he said. “25 percent on $200 billion, if it comes to pass, is $50 billion a year. $50 billion on an $18 trillion economy is three-tenths of one percent. It’s not something that’s going to be cataclysmic.”

    “Well, it could be cataclysmic for some companies,” Bartiromo replied.”

  8. anon August 2, 2018 at 7:49 am

    “Fox News comes in 2nd in poll to determine most trusted TV news^FYI>”brings US to what might be the most unsettling element of the feel-good feel-bad story:
    The implicit moral tends to be that, rather than fight for a society that is more empathetic and humane, everyone just needs to be more self-sacrificing, and then all our problems will be solved.”
    These stories provide cover for the powerful by masquerading as three cheers for the underdog. They’re gross” “All feel-good feel-bad stories share a few key components. First, they describe how hardworking and humble the subject-slash-martyr is in
    near-pornographic detail” “In the feel-good feel-bad story, irrefutable proof of an institutional failure is sold as a celebration of individual triumph. And it’s the desperate, cloying attempts to trumpet the latter as a means of obscuring the former that gives these pieces their distinct, acrid aftertaste. These headlines, and the stories beneath them, attempt to distract you by shouting,
    “Look over here at this shiny act of kindness, bravery, and fortitude!” so that you do not turn to your left to notice and question the structures that made such kindness, bravery, and fortitude necessary in the first place.”
    Media Entertainment vs Real Press News.

  9. anon August 2, 2018 at 8:08 am

    tinydjt>”Wow, @foxandfriends is blowing away the competition in the morning ratings. Morning Joe is a dead show with very few people watching and sadly, Fake News CNN is also doing poorly. Too much hate and inaccurately reported stories – too predictable!
    3:04 AM – Aug 2, 2018

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