Back in February, Fox News shocked just about everyone with news of a survey that named it the most trusted source for news.
Fox News, when it’s doing news, isn’t necessarily as biased as its reputation would lead one to believe. The biggest problem with the network is that it does far less news than most people realize: there’s so much opinion, talk and analysis rather than reporting that people tend to mistake opinion for fact.
But a new 60 Minutes/Vanity Fair poll paints a different view of who we trust: 32% of people polled cited CNN as the most trusted news network. This flies in the face of ratings showing CNN with a fraction of the prime time audience Fox News has.
Maybe this is a sign that more people are tuning in to Fox News for the spectacle, rather than the information.
Republicans, however, still place Fox News as the most trusted source by a wide margin: half of them say they trust Fox News more.
Among total viewers polled, CNN edged out Fox News by three percentage points. “Other major broadcast networks” ranked third at 13%, The New York Times was 4th and The Wall Street Journal was fifth.
It’s sad to report that The Daily Show with Jon Stewart is the sixth-most trusted, although only four percent said that’s their top pick.
Which do you prefer for your information? (I truly hope you don’t trust just one, but which do you trust the most?)