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HuffPo Poll: Fox More Reliable Than CNN, MSNBC

From NewsBusters:

New Poll Finds CNN Far Less Believable Cable Channel Than Fox News

By Randy Hall | April 29, 2013

It used to be that whenever an important news story broke, cable television viewers would quickly turn to CNN for must-see coverage of what was happening. However, according to a poll conducted regarding the five-day coverage of the Boston Marathon bombing, that is definitely no longer the case.

The survey, which was conducted by the liberal Huffington Post website and the international marketing agency YouGov, determined that former titan CNN came in as far less trustworthy than Fox News over which was the most believable cable news channel.

During the poll, which was based on interviews of 1,000 adults last Friday and Saturday, the bad news for CNN began when people were asked how believable the news was from that channel during the Boston bombings. The biggest response was 35 percent stating “I don’t watch CNN.” …

As a result, 38 percent of the respondents said the channel was “very” or “somewhat” believable, and 21 percent said it was “not very” or “not at all believable.”

Also, MSNBC had no reason to smile since the poll indicated that 42 percent of the people polled “don’t watch” the channel. In addition, the liberal channel fared poorly in the “very” or “somewhat” believable category with 35 percent.

However, the survey brought good news for the Fox News Channel, which had a 50 percent rating in the categories of “very” and “somewhat” believable even though 28 percent of those polled said they don’t watch the cable news outlet, which is far less than its competitors…

During the five-day manhunt for the bombers of the Boston Marathon, Fox News was the top-rated channel in all of cable TV, averaging 2.874 million viewers during prime time and 1.77 million for the full day.

While CNN came in a distant third with 1.985 million at night and 1.329 million overall, the period was particularly bad for MSNBC, which finished with a 19th place showing of fewer than a million viewers during the evening hours and fewer than 600,000 all day…

Maybe even the low information viewers have figured out that the MSM will try to skew such news events as the Boston bombings to further their agenda.

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Tuesday, April 30th, 2013. Comments are currently closed.

One Response to “HuffPo Poll: Fox More Reliable Than CNN, MSNBC”

  1. canary

    Who was 2nd? CNN isn’t really news anymore.


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