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Wed Jul 11, 2012, 02:40 PM

Gallup Poll Finds Confidence in TV News at New Low

Source: Huffington Post

Confidence in television news has hit a new low, a new Gallup poll reported Tuesday.

The polling firm does an annual survey of the confidence that Americans have in their biggest institutions. Gallup noted that its survey took place before CNN and Fox News botched the Supreme Court's ruling on President Obama's health care law, presumably as a way to emphasize just how little faith people seem to have in their newscasts.

Just 21% of adults said they had a "great deal" or "quite a lot" of confidence in TV news. That's down a whopping 25% from 1993, when Gallup began the poll: chart not shown

The survey showed an interesting political split. Overall, Democrats were much more likely than Republicans to trust TV news (34 percent versus 17 percent.) But self-identified liberals were the most disenchanted of all groups, with just 19 percent expressing confidence in the medium




Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/11/gallup-poll-confidence-tv-news_n_1664429.html



I wonder why???

another link at Talking Points Memo..for comparison of stories..




http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2012/07/tv-news-confidence-low.php

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2012, 02:42 PM

1. I wish we could get HBO's the NewsRoom into every American adult's living room.

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2012, 02:49 PM

2. No one could've possibly foreseen this erosion of the publics' trust in the corporate media!



Thanks for the thread, Stuart G.

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2012, 02:52 PM

3. I don't even watch TV.

The only interesting thing would probably be C-span.

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2012, 02:54 PM

4. DUH! When two of the propaganda leaders can't even get a story right

And one of them continues to tell the falsehood for minutes after others learned they were wrong.

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2012, 03:00 PM

5. I stopped watching that crap in the early '90s. . .

Aside from viewing certain visual links (e.g., the tsunamis -- which can now be seen in shortened form on YouTube) can't imagine why anyone would subject themselves to such idiocy.

Turn it off. There are far better ways to inform yourself, methods which don't rot your mind or ulcerate your innards.

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Response to Journeyman (Reply #5)

Wed Jul 11, 2012, 03:25 PM

8. for me it was shortly after 9/11, when their stories started to bear no relationship to reality

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2012, 03:20 PM

6. What, we don't trust overpaid news readers dressed as candy stripers?

What are we - heathens? Luddites?

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Response to closeupready (Reply #6)

Wed Jul 11, 2012, 03:23 PM

7. Blitz on a screen makes me want to scream.

Even more than Billous.

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2012, 03:27 PM

9. I look forward to the day Washington and corporations try to sell us their latest hatful of shit

through TV news, and it not only doesn't work, it makes people believe or at least suspect the opposite.

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2012, 06:32 PM

11. I used to be a news junkie.

I never watch any of it anymore. It's all smoke and mirrors. I don't miss it one bit.

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2012, 04:44 PM

13. Only PBS NewsHour, BBC World News, Rachel Maddow, and Democracy Now

I would watch for TV news.

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2012, 05:06 PM

14. I want to express my lack of confidence that 19% is lower than 17%

Republicans = 17 percent versus "But self-identified liberals were the most disenchanted of all groups, with just 19 percent expressing confidence in the medium"



edit: correction of Tarzan grammar (Tarzan grammar bad).

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