AHAHAHA: MSNBC Ranks Low in ‘Trust List’; Fox News Comes in First Again

Published on February 1, 2014

For the past five years, the left-wing Public Policy Polling organization has asked a sample of TV viewers which news outlets they trust the most and the ones they believe the least. This year’s version resulted in a low finish for MSNBC, far behind the Fox News Channel, which has topped the list ever since the annual poll got underway.

This year’s numbers show that 35 percent trusted the Fox News Channel, more than any other outlet, followed by the Public Broadcasting Service at 14 percent, the Cable News Network at 10 percent, CBS at 9 percent, MSNBC and Comedy Central tied at 6 percent, and just 3 percent for NBC.

PPP’s Tom Jensen states that “Democrats are split between a lot of different outlets when it comes to who they have the most faith in.” Twenty-one percent of those people trust PBS, CNN and ABC at 18 percent, and CBS and MSNBC at 12 percent.Two outlets that drew poor numbers in the poll on trust were Comedy Central and MSNBC. “In both cases, the share of Republicans trusting them drops down to about 10 percent, even as a majority of Democrats still express faith in them.,” Jansen noted.

However, liberals can find some solace in a few of the poll results, in which Fox News was also designated as “the least trusted” news organization by 33 percent of those surveyed. Nineteen percent give MSNBC that designation, with 14 percent for Comedy Central, 11 percent for CNN, 5 percent for ABC, 4 percent for CBS and 2 percent each for NBC and PBS.

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