New poll may force CNN to change its slogan: Fox now the most trusted name in news

by editor on January 28, 2010

The chant goes up at CNN: "We're number two! We're number two! We're number two!"

Damn it. Now what’s CNN going to do with all that stationery that says “The Most Trusted Name In News”?

Politico reports a survey that’s nothing but bad news for the original cable news network:

A Public Policy Polling nationwide survey of 1,151 registered voters Jan. 18-19 found that 49 percent of Americans trusted Fox News, 10 percentage points more than any other network.

Thirty-seven percent said they didn’t trust Fox, also the lowest level of distrust that any of the networks recorded.

There was a strong partisan split among those who said they trusted Fox — with 74 percent of Republicans saying they trusted the network, while only 30 percent of Democrats said they did.

CNN was the second-most-trusted network, getting the trust of 39 percent of those polled. Forty-one percent said they didn’t trust CNN.

Each of the three major networks was trusted by less than 40 percent of those surveyed, with NBC ranking highest at 35 percent. Forty-four percent said they did not trust NBC, which was combined with its sister cable station MSNBC.

Thirty-two percent of respondents said they trusted CBS, while 31 percent trusted ABC. Both CBS and ABC were not trusted by 46 percent of those polled.

The White House is expected to dispute the validity of the survey because, of course, Fox is not a real news network and, therefore, couldn’t possibly be trusted by anyone.

Source: Politico.com

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7 Comments on "New poll may force CNN to change its slogan: Fox now the most trusted name in news"

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culmt
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cnn is msnbc on a different channel. they let rick sanchez push his agenda, yet they ran off the only good newsman they had. maybe they will remind rick that cnn is a english speaking station.

danybhoy
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Sanchez is the worst thing on cable news not on BSNBC. The man has no standards of decency at all.

KimmyQueen
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I used to like CNN… and then I grew up.

danybhoy
Member

KQ, I used to watch CNN as well, when they had real debate shows. They killed off Crossfire & the Capital Gang, & FoxNews co-oppted the format & ran. That & Bernard Shaw retired.

KimmyQueen
Guest

Not that long ago, I did like it a lot because overall it did have a lot of balanced discussions and their coverage of straight news was good (don’ t know if it is still). The International chapters (of CNN) and the international coverage of US CNN was very very good. However, at some point I began to realize that it was so slanted and it seemed that there was no need to be balanced not even for apperances sake and then Ted Turner was acting a fool, saying all kinds of stupidity, so I just moved on to Fox News and never looked back.

danybhoy
Member

You & me both. I’m an FNC guy now as well.

DJ
Guest

Chaos News Network has a nice ring to it.

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