NBC News and sister cable network MSNBC rank at the bottom of media outlets Americans trust most for news, with Fox News leading the way, according to a new poll from the Democratic firm Public Policy Polling. In its fifth trust poll, 35 percent said they trusted Fox news more than any other outlet, followed by PBS at 14 percent, ABC at 11 percent, CNN at 10 percent, CBS at 9 percent, 6 percent for MSNBC and Comedy Central, and just 3 percent for NBC. -Paul Bedard
But in the coming years, Fox will no longer be the center of Media Matters’ universe. That’s because the group believes it has effectively discredited the network’s desire to be seen as “fair and balanced.” “The war on Fox is over,” said Media Matters Executive Vice President Angelo Carusone. “And it’s not just that it’s over, but it was very successful. To a large extent, we won.”
The news about the President's signature legislative accomplishment continues to get worse. A new poll by YouGov finds that more people trust Fox News for information about the so-called "Affordable Care Act" than trust President Obama. -Noel Sheppard
Liberal, Character, Funny, Oops, Stereotyping, Ignorance
“People are really nice at Fox,” Powers revealed. “It’s been good for because I – before that, I lived in a real liberal bubble.” “All my friends were liberals and I grew up in a really liberal family,” she continued. “I had a lot of ideas about conservatives and then I got to Fox and just, I was like, ‘Oh, they’re not all evil and stupid.’”
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"Fox News does nothing but tell lies and mistruths. They have unqualified political analysts. We need FCC to monitor and regulate them." -Mike Dickinson, Democrat for Congress
H/T: Independent Journal
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Liberal, Funny, Brilliance, Narrative, Academia
People who watch Fox News are less informed than people who get their news from other outlets such as MSNBC and CNN, a University of Arizona professor told his upper-level government class recently, according to a recording of the comments obtained by The College Fix.
Liberal, Character, Funny
"Al Qaeda really hurt us, but not as much as Rupert Murdoch has hurt us, particularly in the case of FOX News. Fox news is worse than Al Qaeda — worse for our society. It's as dangerous as the Ku Klux Klan ever was."
Liberal, Violence, Protest
Fox reporter John Huddy reported of his assailant that, “This is somebody I’ve come across several times for the last few days. He threatened to stab me in the throat with a pen. He ripped the mic out of my hand.”
"So, just in case some of your friends or neighbors or, ya know, Uncle Jim who’s a little stubborn and been watching Fox News and, ya know, he thinks that somehow I raised taxes. Let’s just be clear. We’ve lowered taxes for middle class families since I came in office," President Obama said at a campaign event in Virginia Beach, VA today.
Hypocrisy, Liberal, Character, Fascism, Tolerance
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) sent a letter to FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski on Tuesday, arguing that U.S. law states that broadcast airwaves shall only be licensed to people of "good character" and used "in the public interest." They're asking the FCC to revoke broadcast licenses for the 27 stations the Fox network owns in the United States.
Liberal, Crime, Character, Fear, Protest
The NYPD, meanwhile, is investigating letters containing white powder that were delivered to the offices of several corporations and banks in Manhattan on Monday and Tuesday. Seven letters were received Monday at various locations, including Wells Fargo and to where the mayor’s mail is processed. Three more were received Tuesday — two of the letters were mailed to News Corp., one of which was addressed to the Wall Street Journal. A third letter was sent to Citicorp, police said. The letters each contained a message that said “This is a reminder that you are not in control” and “Happy May Day.”
Liberal, Character, Smears
Dear Mr. Olbermann,
We are deeply dismayed by your ongoing use of the Nazi "Sieg Heil" salute, both on your program and in public appearances -- including the recent Television Critics Association press tour -- while holding up a mask of Fox News commentator Bill O'Reilly. -Excepted from The Anti-Defamation League letter
Hypocrisy, Liberal, Hate, Smears, Abortion
"Fox News Channel will never restrain itself from incitement to murder and terrorism – not until its profits begin to decline, when its growth stops."
So while blaming Fox we have to admit that the Fox News channel's success is rooted in Fox's intuitive recognition of the inherent aggressiveness of the American political culture, an aggressiveness that is itself anchored in a public that's fearful of change and hostile to opposing viewpoints. - John Doyle, The Globe and Mail
Liberal, Narrative, Oops, Press
From a professional point of view, they are all on one level — except [Fox News] channel, which falls into the abyss as you know, and lacks objectivity, too.”
“What an unintended boost for Fox, which can now boast that it is al Qaeda’s least favorite network,” Mr. Ignatius observed.
As part of an interview published in Playboy magazine's October issue, Olbermann actually said, "Fox News is worse than Al Qaeda."
Liberal, Incompetence, Press
Media Matters staff had the direct line of MSNBC president Phil Griffin, and used it. Griffin took their calls. Stories about Fox News were especially well received by MSNBC anchors and executives: “If we published something about Fox in the morning, they’d have it on the air that night verbatim.”
Liberal, Hate, Character, Smears
Earlier on Monday, Colmes criticized Santorum’s handling of the death of the child, Gabriel Michael Santorum. “Get a load of some of the crazy things he’s said and done, like taking his two-hour-old baby when it died right after child birth home and played with it so that his other children would know that the child was real,” the liberal pundit said in a Fox News interview.
Political donations by News Corp., its employees and their families were evenly split between Democrats and Republicans, with President Obama the all-time leading recipient, according to a report from the Sunlight Foundation.