Today (March 9, 2015)
20% said they trusted Fox 'a great deal' while 35% said "somewhat."
CNN (18% for "a great deal" and 43% for 'somewhat')
NBC News (14%, 46%)
CBS News (14%, 50%)
ABC News (14%, 50%)
MSNBC (11%, 41%)
Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll, noted: "Fox News may be the most trusted in the network and cable news race, but they all take a back seat to your local news. "
Underscoring that cable news has a more overtly political slant, 26% of respondents also said they didn't trust Fox News "at all" as a news source — the highest among the national TV news outlets mentioned in the survey. MSNBC came in second at 24%."
As an aside: A poll in 2012 by the conservative-leaning Rasmussen Reports finds that "47% believe that media bias is a bigger problem than campaign contributions".
Two years ago in 2013 I wrote: Fox News (especially Bill O'Reilly) likes to brag that they are the number one watched "cable news show" (which they are); but what they don't tell you is, when compared to "all TV news shows" (CNN, MSNBC, NBC, CBS, ABC, PBS, etc.), collectively speaking, most people get their news from OTHER news sources — meaning, OTHER than Fox News — including MSNBC. It's all in how you read the numbers in the polls. The last time I checked, Fox News only received about 30% of the market share (of all news programming), and the remaining "mainstream" stations received the other 70% (collectively).
Three years ago in 2012 I wrote: CONFIRMED: Fox News Most Distrusted Name in News -- According to this most recent poll, most people actually prefer watching "mainstream" TV news stations (cable or not) rather than Fox News. And more importantly, most people trust "mainstream" TV news much more than they trust Fox News. So much for all of Fox News' fair and balanced reporting.
Timothy Taylor (The Conversable Economist) Monday, March 9, 2015: The Economics of Media Bias -- "I'd sum up the existing evidence in this way. There's lots of political bias in the media, mainly because media outlets are trying to attract customers with similar bias."
F.Y.I. (Business Insider) These 6 Corporations Control 90% Of The Media In America
MY OTHER MEDIA RELATED POSTS:
Jon Stewart Blasts Mainstream News
I Lost my Family to Fox News
New Poll: Fox News Viewers are "Dumbed Down"
America needs a New Age of Enlightenment
Dumb Down the People to Rip them Off
The Big Lie: Politicians and the Media
MSNBC Lies Like a Fox News Rug
Media Deliberately Distracts from Major Issues
The White House Correspondents Dinner