This really has been a bad year for Democrats so far, but now it feels like somebody’s just piling on.
Fox is the most trusted television news network in the country, according to a new poll out Tuesday.
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 didnâ€™t trust Fox, also the lowest level of distrust that any of the networks recorded.
So, who won that “Obama administration vs. Fox News” war, anyway?
Here’s Dean Debnam, the president of Public Policy Polling giving his opinion of the polling data:
â€œA generation ago you would have expected Americans to place their trust in the most neutral and unbiased conveyors of news,â€ said PPP President Dean Debnam in his analysis of the poll. â€œBut the media landscape has really changed, and now theyâ€™re turning more toward the outlets that tell them what they want to hear.â€
Boy, Debnam sounds disappointed in the results of the poll, doesn’t he? I wonder why? Debnam donated $4,000 to liberal Democrat Rep. Brad Miller’s campaign and $1,250 to the N.C. Democratic Party, so it sounds like he’d have no reason at all to dislike Fox News (insert “sarc mark” here).
But still, I give him credit for not twisting the poll results to fit his personal opinions — just his analysis.
And now, a Special Comment from Keith Olbermann: