Could it be? Might people finally be realizing the venality of the propaganda machine known as Fox "news?" Well, yes and no. Thinking people are. Which, as a poll reveals, excludes most Republicans. Nevertheless, the results of that recent poll are encouraging, if ever so slightly. It's now a minority of people (but, yep, still 70% of Rs) that consider Fox "news" credible. PBS, of all things, assumes the mantle of the most trusted. Who'd'a thunk it? (The poll seems to have been done before the recent Fox smear of PBS. Interesting to see a re-do: one would hope the numbers would favor actual news even more. Among the thoughtful, anyway.)
Here's how they stack up from highest net trust to worst:
Shift from 2010
-A year ago a plurality of Americans said they trusted Fox News. Now a plurality of them don't. Conservatives haven't moved all that much- 75% said they trusted it last year and 72% still do this time around. But moderates and liberals have both had a strong increase in their level of distrust for the network- a 12 point gain from 48% to 60% for moderates and a 16 point gain from 66% to 82% for liberals. Voters between left and center tend to be more trusting of the media across the board, which is why a fair number of them were still rating Fox favorably even a year ago at this time. But it looks like with a lot of those folks it has finally crossed the line to being too political to trust.