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12-19-2010, 04:10 AM
And here you have it folks, in an actual scientific poll ... Fox was seen as most accurate at a rate of 675% of that of MSNBC, which may explain why they named one of their shows "CROOKS AND LIARS" IMHO:

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">"Americans know bias and imbalance when they see it and they don't like it.
When most service organizations strive for consumer satisfaction ratings in
the high eighties to low nineties, an overall positive rating of 40.7% is
dismal," said Jerry C. Lindsley, director of the Sacred Heart University
Polling Institute. He added, "Americans know that it's just not that hard to
present both sides and keep personal bias at home."

By four-to-one margins, Americans surveyed see The New York Times (41.9% to
11.8%) and National Public Radio (40.3% to 11.2%) as mostly or somewhat
liberal over mostly or somewhat conservative.

By a three-to-one margin, Americans see news media journalists and
broadcasters (45.4% to 15.7%) as mostly or somewhat liberal over mostly or
somewhat conservative.

And, by a two-to-one margin, Americans see CNN (44.9% to 18.4%) and MSNBC
(38.8% to 15.8%) as mostly or somewhat liberal over mostly or somewhat

Just Fox News was seen as mostly and somewhat conservative (48.7%) over mostly
or somewhat liberal (22.3%).

<span style='font-family: Arial Black'><span style='font-size: 11pt'>The most trusted national TV news organizations, for accurate reporting, in
declining order included:</span> <span style='font-size: 26pt'>Fox News (27.0%),</span> <span style='font-size: 23pt'>CNN (14.6%),</span> <span style='font-size: 11pt'>and</span> <span style='font-size: 20pt'>NBC News (10.90%).</span> <span style='font-size: 11pt'>These were followed by </span><span style='font-size: 17pt'>ABC News (7.0%),</span> <span style='font-size: 14pt'>local news (6.9%),</span> <span style='font-size: 11pt'>CBS News
(6.8%)</span> MSNBC (4.0%), <span style='font-size: 8pt'>PBS News (3.0%),</span> <span style='font-size: 8pt'>CNBC (0.6%)</span></span> <span style='font-size: 11pt'>and</span> <span style='font-size: 8pt'>CBN (0.5%).</span>

In 2003, CNN led Fox News on "trust most for accurate reporting" 23.8% to


-- Jerry C. Lindsley, director, Sacred Heart University Polling Institute
-- James Castonguay, Ph.D., associate professor and chair, Sacred Heart
University's Department of Media Studies & Digital Culture

To speak with these experts, please contact Funda Alp at 203-396-8241 or

How the Poll Was Conducted
The Sacred Heart University Polling Institute completed 800 interviews with
residents nationwide between November 26 - December 5, 2007. The sample was
generated proportional to population contribution in all 50 states.
Statistically, a sample of 800 completed telephone interviews represents a
margin for error of +/-3.5% at a 95% confidence level.

About Sacred Heart University
Sacred Heart University, the second-largest Catholic university in New
England, offers more than 40 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs on
its main campus in Fairfield, Connecticut, and satellites in Connecticut,
Luxembourg and Ireland. Approximately 5,800 students attend the University's
four colleges: Arts & Sciences; Education & Health Professions; University
College; and the AACSB-accredited John F. (Jack) Welch College of Business.
The Princeton Review includes SHU in its "Best 366 Colleges: 2008," U.S. News
& World Report's "America's Best Colleges 2008" ranks SHU among the best
master's universities in the North, and Intel rates it #11 among the nation's
most "unwired" campuses. SHU fields 32 division I athletic teams, and has an
award-winning program of community service. http://www.sacredheart.edu

For additional Sacred Heart University news, please visit

OH DEAR! (http://www.reuters.com/article/idUS160770+08-Jan-2008+PRN20080108)


12-19-2010, 06:37 AM
No surprise. A bunch of religious fanatics telling us who is telling the truth and who is not. And who do they think is telling the truth? A bunch of religious fanatics in the news business.

12-20-2010, 05:14 AM

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Fox & Friends on 9/11 health care bill: A whitewash of GOP obstructionism set to music

December 13, 2010 1:40 pm ET by Christine Schwen

As regular Fox & Friends viewers know, it's sometimes hard to separate the hosts' truly outrageous segments out from the non-stop barrage of falsehoods, GOP talking points, and cheap shots at Democrats. <span style='font-size: 14pt'>Today, however, was not one of those days, as Fox & Friends contributor and frequent guest host Peter Johnson Jr. set a new low in faux sanctimonious outrage, and in carrying water for the GOP.</span> That's because today, <span style='font-size: 20pt'>Johnson gave an entire monologue attacking the U.S. Senate for not acting on the 9/11 health care bill <u>in which he completely whitewashed the shameful GOP obstructionism that led to its failure.</u> </span>Instead, he lectured both sides of the Senate for failing to pass the bill, and punctuated his speech with music: </div></div> link with video (http://mediamatters.org/blog/201012130016)

Now ask Fox viewers who they think blocked the bill.