HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » Latest Breaking News (Forum) » Fox News Plummets Among T...

Sun Feb 21, 2021, 08:36 PM

Fox News Plummets Among Trump Voters as 'Most Trusted Source of News': Poll

Source: Newsweek

Viewer trust in Fox News has plummeted among supporters of former President Donald Trump since he lost the 2020 election to President Joe Biden, according to a new poll.

In the latest USA Today/Suffolk Poll, released Sunday, just 34 percent of Trump voters listed the Fox News as their "most trusted source of news"—a 24 percent drop from the 58 percent that favored the network in October 2016.

Two news outlets have increased in prominence among conservatives in recent months. Newsmax is now seen as the most trusted source of news among 17 percent of Trump supporters and One American News Network (OAN) among 9 percent.

Newsweek reached out to Fox News for comment.

Read more: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/fox-news-plummets-among-trump-voters-as-most-trusted-source-of-news-poll/ar-BB1dSVax?li=BB141NW3&ocid=DELLDHP



Conservatives like their news dumbed down. The dumber the better.

37 replies, 4013 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 37 replies Author Time Post
Reply Fox News Plummets Among Trump Voters as 'Most Trusted Source of News': Poll (Original post)
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Feb 21 OP
The Velveteen Ocelot Feb 21 #1
sandensea Feb 21 #11
Bengus81 Feb 22 #25
mdbl Feb 22 #26
OAITW r.2.0 Feb 21 #2
andym Feb 21 #3
sandensea Feb 21 #12
andym Feb 22 #18
bucolic_frolic Feb 21 #4
AZ8theist Feb 21 #8
PatrickforB Feb 22 #20
mwb970 Feb 22 #21
AZ8theist Feb 22 #23
bucolic_frolic Feb 22 #27
Mr.Bill Feb 21 #5
Evolve Dammit Feb 21 #6
Guy Whitey Corngood Feb 21 #7
Laura PourMeADrink Feb 21 #9
dlk Feb 21 #10
left-of-center2012 Feb 21 #13
LineLineReply -
Bigredhunk Feb 22 #19
kimbutgar Feb 22 #31
Polybius Feb 22 #34
Polybius Feb 22 #33
sandensea Feb 21 #14
BobTheSubgenius Feb 21 #15
Eyeball_Kid Feb 22 #30
Jon King Feb 22 #16
Roy Rolling Feb 22 #17
muriel_volestrangler Feb 22 #22
oldsoftie Feb 22 #24
Roc2020 Feb 22 #28
Ford_Prefect Feb 22 #29
Permanut Feb 22 #32
Jimbo S Feb 22 #35
LiberalLovinLug Feb 22 #36
regnaD kciN Feb 22 #37

Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun Feb 21, 2021, 08:40 PM

1. Fox is now too sophisticated and truthful for them.

Gotta head on over to OANN for the lies they really want.
This is the DU member formerly known as The Velveteen Ocelot.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #1)

Sun Feb 21, 2021, 11:30 PM

11. +1

Some folks need their misinformation real brazen.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 07:03 AM

25. Yep..don't see FOX saying Trump will be President on March 4th like Qazzznon

FOX needs to hit the crazy level button repeatedly if they want Trump supporters.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 07:26 AM

26. That's a bit of an exaggeration

they haven't even approached "truthful" yet except for occasional questions from Chris Wallace.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun Feb 21, 2021, 08:43 PM

2. Well that sucks for Fox.

They wanted legitimacy within the political world of Washington, but there audience believes Trump is still President. Now what? Follow the audience or the marketing plan?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun Feb 21, 2021, 08:54 PM

3. QNews coming next?

Fox News mixes actual news with slanted coverage and biased pundits.
But it appears that Trump supporters only want to consume information that agrees with their view of reality, no matter how distorted or simply untrue.
What a business opportunity for a ruthless entrepreneur-- all conspiracies all the time.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to andym (Reply #3)

Sun Feb 21, 2021, 11:31 PM

12. DUzy!

Quick - claim that domain name before any of the crazies do (seriously!).

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to sandensea (Reply #12)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 01:08 AM

18. Looks like someone had the idea before I did :)

QNews and QAnews.com are already registered.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun Feb 21, 2021, 09:09 PM

4. MAGAQ has gone so far off reality - we should try parody news for them

they are too dumb to know ideology ... just make it slow and stupid and try to unlock their minds

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #4)

Sun Feb 21, 2021, 10:58 PM

8. Exactly.

If I had the dough, I would start a network called "QaNONSENSE"....

And feed the IMBECILIC RUBES the most ridiculous stories possible.....

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to AZ8theist (Reply #8)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 02:43 AM

20. I don't know AZ8theist - you'd have a really hard time topping the ridiculous stories

they currently believe. Satanic devil worshipping canabalistic pedophiles, led by Hillary Clinton, and headquartering in a DC pizza parlor is pretty far out there. I mean, the first time I heard this a few months ago, I was like, WTF???

But, I did stop laughing, as did all sane Americans, on January 6.

QAnon - Pretty far out there and not funny by any means. Traitors all.
This is the DU member formerly known as PatrickforO.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to AZ8theist (Reply #8)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 04:13 AM

21. This could be difficult.

Who would be responsible for coming up with lies and conspiracy theories that are somehow crazier than the things they already believe?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to mwb970 (Reply #21)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 04:58 AM

23. You guys are right......

How do you come up with conspiracy nonsense OVER AND ABOVE the BULLSHIT they believe already???

I don't know ...... maybe we publish stuff like this:

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to AZ8theist (Reply #23)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 07:53 AM

27. Yeah! That's the stuff!

What do they do for a living? They must make horrible employees who can't perform routine tasks or follow directions. This is not a moonlight gig for them. They're like this all the time.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun Feb 21, 2021, 09:11 PM

5. Ironic, because for most of them

it was probably Fox that made them Trump followers in the first place.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun Feb 21, 2021, 09:26 PM

6. That's a shame.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun Feb 21, 2021, 10:53 PM

7. Rupert Murdoch and the rest of these maggots remind me of the U.S. government's

efforts in the Middle East back in the 70s and 80s. "Hey you see all them psychos over there? Yeah, let's feed them a bunch of bullshit to rile them up and the ammunition to nuts. What's the worst that can happen?".

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun Feb 21, 2021, 11:17 PM

9. Great unintended consequences!!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun Feb 21, 2021, 11:25 PM

10. It's more infotainment than news

Trumpers have an aversion to actual facts.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun Feb 21, 2021, 11:33 PM

13. How do they even view newsmax?

Do they watch it on their computer?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to left-of-center2012 (Reply #13)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 02:15 AM

19. -

It's on Dish Network (which I just dropped after the packaged doubled in price within 3-4 years). I'm not sure which packages have it and which don't, but some do. Not sure about oann. Then there's the beck one, blaze. I have no idea if it still exists, but it used to be available as an add-on ($5/month, I think).

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Bigredhunk (Reply #19)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 11:34 AM

31. I've had Dish for years and like you said kept raising the prices

So I called in one day and said I was going to drop the service and go to Direct tv which is worst. They dropped my monthly cable down by $35 !

They do carry Newsmax but not OANN at least.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Bigredhunk (Reply #19)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 12:53 PM

34. I get both Newsmax and OAN on Fios

I'm in NYC.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to left-of-center2012 (Reply #13)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 12:52 PM

33. Here in NYC, it's included in the packages on Fios

So is OAN, which is even more Right than Newsmax.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun Feb 21, 2021, 11:34 PM

14. Newsmax: 17% of Chumpsters; OAN: 9%

I'm surprises it's not the other way around.

Newsmax, after all, "has gone soft."

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun Feb 21, 2021, 11:55 PM

15. Weird.

34% - Fox

17% - Newsmax

9% - OAN.

That's 60%. Do they other 40% not know where they get their news? Not trust anyone? Everyone is used to a certain % in every survey that can't manage a defined answer, but 40%?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to BobTheSubgenius (Reply #15)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 10:37 AM

30. Social media platforms likely take up the rest of the slack. n/t

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 12:07 AM

16. Fox News will have to stop bragging about ratings...

For years they bragged they beat CNN and MSNBC when those 2 networks split the sane viewers so the comparison was ridiculous because Fox had no competitors. Now Fox News has to split its audience with other right wing networks. Now lets see the ratings going forward of CNN vs MSNBC vs Fox News.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 12:34 AM

17. Do the math

Before: Fox News 58%

Now: Fox News. 34%
Newsmax. 17%
OANN. 9%
______
Total: 60%

As Mad Magazine used to say, it’s “the usual gang of idiots”.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 04:51 AM

22. Not just dumbed down - cult, paranoid, conspiratorial: 73% of OAN/Newsmax think 1/6 was antifa-led

Today’s data shows Fox News is losing the most loyal Trump voters. On the issue of whether Trump voters believe Joe Biden was legitimately elected, 73% said Biden was not. Among Trumpers trusting OANN, the number was 90% and among Newsmax Trumpers it was 92% saying Biden was “illegitimately elected.”

In a similar trend, 58% of Trump voters said that the storming of the Capitol on Jan. 6 was an antifa-inspired attack that only involved a few Trump supporters. Among Fox News viewers it was 59%, but notably less than the 73% who watch OANN and Newsmax. The recent Senate impeachment trial had a doubling down effect for 64% of Newsmax viewers who said the trial made them more supportive of Trump. Among OANN, 49% were more supportive, followed by 41% of Fox viewers.

Trump’s loyalty carries into the 2024 presidential election as well, with 62% of Trumpers trusting Fox News, saying that they would like to see Trump run for president in four years. But that high number was less than the 70% and 73% respectively among those who trust Newsmax and OANN. Those who trust either OANN (66%) and Newsmax (64%) the most say history will record Trump as a great president. For Fox News, the number is high (45%) but not quite showing the love of these up-and-coming alternatives.

Then we come to the true test of party loyalty – or should I say disloyalty – when comparing Trump with the Republican Party. We put Trump supporters on the spot and asked to whom they were more loyal. In the survey, 54% said they are more loyal to Trump while 34% chose the Republican Party. Among Fox News Trumpers, the numbers were a slightly more modest 51%-37% split in favor of Trump. But among Newsmax viewers 72% chose Trump over the GOP and among OANN, the Trump loyalty tipped to 80%-15%.

https://eu.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2021/02/21/paleologos-poll-newsmax-and-oann-out-foxing-fox/4533848001/

Asked to describe what happened during the assault on the Capitol, 58% of Trump voters call it "mostly an antifa-inspired attack that only involved a few Trump supporters." That's more than double the 28% who call it "a rally of Trump supporters, some of whom attacked the Capitol." Four percent call it "an attempted coup inspired by President Trump."

https://eu.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2021/02/21/exclusive-trump-party-he-still-holds-loyalty-gop-voters/6765406002/

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 06:40 AM

24. Because they dont WANT "news" they want to hear what they already believe to be true. nt

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 09:25 AM

28. Facts and truth are offensive

to Trump supporters. That's incredulous but accurate. Fox can't go full lies. They may want to though.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 09:38 AM

29. They fed an addiction to their propaganda for decades and now the addicts want a stronger dose!

It is a mistake to focus on dumbed-down as the essential measure. It misses the point that propaganda is designed to use whatever fears and doubts an audience has to undermine their grasp of reality and motivate them to act against their best interests through amplifying their feelings of anxiety. It may be intended and edited for a sophisticated audience or a simple one.

From day one FOX was always a propaganda machine for the GOP Right Wing. OAN and Newsmax are the evolution of that propaganda machine. Just the same as Sinclair Broadcasting has superseded Clear Channel as the captive media pipeline for the RW Message, bought, financed, and directed by Koch, Mercer and other hidden Dark Money players (oil, gas, mining, tobacco, pharmaceutical and firearm industries to name a few).

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 12:48 PM

32. Humans like these..

will be responsible if we become extinct.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 01:08 PM

35. Not a 24 percent drop

To go from 58 to 34 is a 41% drop! I hate it when media and society can't get basic math correct.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 01:22 PM

36. 'They don't lie enough for them anymore, when there are alternatives who will

To stroke and pat them and tell them "Yes, all your worst fears are TRUE! Its the end times, all hell is breaking lose, and "patriots" will soon be sent to Gulags for reeducation."

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 06:46 PM

37. It's now been replaced by "the voices in my head"...


Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread