Sunday, April 03, 2016

One key reason why Democrats and Republicans will NEVER see eye to eye.

Courtesy of Vox:  

Here's a telling fact about modern American politics: Republicans only trust Fox News. Democrats trust every network but Fox News. 

The numbers come from a new study from political scientists Matt Grossmann and Dave Hopkins collating five years of Public Policy Polling data on which major news networks people do and do not trust. PPP's data shows that Republicans are just as distrustful of mainstream outlets as of MSNBC, and Democrats are about as trusting.

Personally I would suggest that the reason why Democrats trust other news networks more than Fox, is because they are all infinitely more factually based than Fox News.

Which I would contend is exactly why the Republicans trust Fox News more.

Fox News tells its viewers what they want to hear, rather than the facts that they simply do not want to hear.

After all as everybody knows, facts have a liberal bias.


  1. How does that data correlate with race, age, income, education, and faith?

  2. Marginally less foolish, is trusting the other infotainment outlets. Read financial papers (Wall Street Journal no longer counts--Murdoch, don't you know). My preference is Reuters. And I don't "trust" them, either. But business leaders require clean information.

  3. Anita Winecooler4:17 PM

    I've pretty much given up on MSNBC with few exceptions, and don't trust any one station to give me the news. Reuters is decent, Al Jazeera USA, Fox Lite (CNN). MSNBC has scrambled itself to oblivion, we've lost the voices and opinions of African American hosts, we're stuck with Morning Schmoe and Mika Emilie Leonia Brzezinski, daughter of Zbignew and improved Brezezinski. If it weren't for shows like "All In" and "TRMS", I'd have left msnbc years ago.
    I do like some european television and print news, they don't hold back, and you get all sides of the story. At times it's too brutal to watch, but it makes you stop and think how lucky we are to live in this country, warts and all.


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