And the Most Trusted Network for News Is…

This really has been a bad year for Democrats so far, but now it feels like somebody’s just piling on.

From Politico:

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 didn’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:

“A generation ago you would have expected Americans to place their trust in the most neutral and unbiased conveyors of news,” said PPP President Dean Debnam in his analysis of the poll. “But the media landscape has really changed, and now they’re turning more toward the outlets that tell them what they want to hear.”

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:


How dare you call yourself an unbiased Democrat, Mr. Debnam! Your failure to create a poll that proves MSNBC is the least biased news network — which anybody with an IQ higher than Sarah Palin’s toenail polish knows to be the truth — is proof positive that you sir are nothing but a butt-boy for the Nazi wing of the Republican party! How dare you, sir, for obviously front-loading your poll with more Republicans than an Osmonds family reunion in Scott Rasmussen’s living room! When shall we measure you for your Klan robe, Mr. Debnam? Or do you already have one?

How! Dare! You! Sir! Become nothing but a disgrace to the profession of polling for wearing out your kneepads at the feet of Roger Ailes. The Democratic Party would return your donations forthwith, Der Polling Führer, if they hadn’t already spent the money battling the same blood-thirsty GOP vampires that Fox News services with all the fervor of Pamela Anderson at Fleet Week.

Mr. Debnam, for propping up the Fox ‘News’ entertainment channel and selling out your principles like a Roman Catholic hawking condoms outside the Los Angeles Lakers locker room, I hereby declare you… The Worst Person in the Wooooorld!


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