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America’s Trust In FOX News Dwindles

January 25, 2011 by  

America's Trust In FOX News DwindlesA new poll reveals that Americans trust PBS more than any other American network, while FOX News' credibility is on the decline.

According to Public Policy Polling's second annual TV News Trust survey, approximately 46 percent of respondents said that they didn't trust FOX News, which was 9 percentage points higher than last year. PBS, which wasn't included in the 2010 poll, received the most favorable response, with 50 percent saying that the network is trustworthy.

Although FOX News had the sharpest decline in credibility among the public, it also was the most trusted behind PBS — a total of 42 percent said that they trusted Rupert Murdoch's 24-hour cable news network.

Approximately 40 percent of respondents said that they trusted Ted Turner-owned CNN, while 43 percent said they did not trust the self-proclaimed "worldwide leader in news." Of the three major networks, NBC was the most trusted, followed by CBS and ABC.

According to the New York Post, both FOX News and CNN are talking with former Republican National Committee chairman Michael Steele about becoming a paid contributor. Last week, Steele was ousted from his leadership post by Reince Priebus, the former GOP leader in Wisconsin.

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