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MSNBC the Least Trusted TV News Source Among All Americans
Mediaite ^ | June 10, 2014 | Andrew Kirell

Posted on 06/10/2014 10:51:05 AM PDT by EveningStar

Every news network likes to claim the mantle of “the most trusted name in news,” and a new Brookings and Public Religion Research Institute poll seeks to demonstrate who actually does and does not deserve that claim. Among many insights we can take from the survey, perhaps the most interesting is that, among all TV news sources, MSNBC is identified as “most trusted” by the fewest people.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: msnbc

1 posted on 06/10/2014 10:51:05 AM PDT by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

Could be Brian William’s bizarre sucking up to Obama, a pathological liar.


2 posted on 06/10/2014 10:55:54 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: EveningStar
MSLSD certainly has the most deranged talking-heads of all the networks, though there are a lot of close runner-ups.
3 posted on 06/10/2014 10:56:39 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: EveningStar

I give them a negative rating...

-168 and sinking


4 posted on 06/10/2014 10:58:08 AM PDT by PATRIOT1876
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To: EveningStar

Just a few of the MSNBC losers....

Michael Savage[edit]During the spring and early summer of 2003, MSNBC featured a weekend talk show hosted by conservative radio host Michael Savage. In July of that year, Savage responded to a prank caller on his show by calling him a “pig” and a “sodomite”, and telling him he “should get AIDS and die.” Savage’s show was canceled and Savage was fired from the channel shortly afterward (with some reports placing the termination immediately after the episode in question ended).[85]

Don Imus[edit]In early April 2007, Don Imus, whose radio show Imus in the Morning was simulcast on MSNBC for over ten years, described members of the Rutgers University women’s basketball team as “some nappy-headed hoes.” The comments sparked outrage, as many considered them to be racist and sexist. After sponsors began to withdraw advertisements from the show, MSNBC canceled the simulcast. Imus, as well as NBC News, apologized to the Rutgers Basketball team for the remarks.[86] The television simulcast of Don Imus’ program later moved to RFD-TV and now airs on the Fox Business Network.

Keith Olbermann[edit]On November 5, 2010, MSNBC President Phil Griffin suspended Olbermann indefinitely without pay for contributing $2,400 (the maximum personal donation limit) to each of three Democratic candidates during the 2010 midterm election cycle.[87] Contributions to political campaigns, under NBC News policy, are not allowed without prior permission. On November 7, 2010, Olbermann posted a thank you message to supporters via Twitter.[88] That same day, MSNBC announced that he would be back on the air starting on November 9.[89]

Two weeks later, Griffin announced the suspension of Joe Scarborough for the same offense, as the Morning Joe host had donated $4,000 to Republican candidates in Florida. Like Olbermann’s suspension, Scarborough’s suspension was brief, and he returned to the airwaves on November 24.[90] On January 21, 2011, MSNBC announced that Olbermann would host his final show that same night.

Martin Bashir[edit]Host Martin Bashir resigned after making a controversial comment about Sarah Palin.[91] On November 15, 2013, Bashir criticized Sarah Palin for comments that she made comparing the Federal debt to slavery.[92] Bashir attempted to counter Palin’s comparison by referencing the cruel and barbaric punishment of slaves described by slave overseer Thomas Thistlewood, specifically a punishment called “Derby’s dose” which involved forcing slaves to defecate or urinate into the mouth of another slave as punishment. Bashir then concluded by saying “When Mrs. Palin invokes slavery, she doesn’t just prove her rank ignorance. She confirms if anyone truly qualified for a dose of discipline from Thomas Thistlewood, she would be the outstanding candidate.”[93][94]

Alec Baldwin[edit]Alec Baldwin’s show Up Late with Alec Baldwin was suspended due to a homophobic slur Baldwin made to a photographer in New York City.[95]


5 posted on 06/10/2014 10:58:57 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: EveningStar

No surprise, considering the number of raving loonies they have and have had as broadcasters.


6 posted on 06/10/2014 10:59:21 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: EveningStar

...and they have worked hard to claim this distinction!!!


7 posted on 06/10/2014 11:00:50 AM PDT by 5thGenTexan
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To: EveningStar
On the subject of the news media, has anyone viewed the One America Network (OAN)? Definite conservative editorial view points. I believe they are partnered with the Washington Times. Their production quality is not polished and they are definitely lacking in on air personalities, but eventually could be a viable alternative to Fox.
8 posted on 06/10/2014 11:02:14 AM PDT by buckalfa (Charter Member of the Group W Bench)
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To: EveningStar; shibumi; humblegunner

They are not a “News Source”.

The only investigative reporting they about supermax prisons and how certain people arrived there, “Real Crime Stories” and Chris Hansen:
“Why don’t you take a seat over there. We’ll discuss your desire to prey on underage girls”....


9 posted on 06/10/2014 11:03:21 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: EveningStar

So what?...the idiots still voted for Obama


10 posted on 06/10/2014 11:06:08 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: EveningStar
Among self identified liberals, MSNBC finished 7 points lower on trustworthiness than a comedy show!

Ponder seeing that number if you worked at MSNBC. If they had a hint of intelligence and self awareness, maybe they would rethink their approach. But they don't, so they'll just keep being the mouthpiece of a historically corrupt Administration.

At least they can be confident they'll never be audited by the IRS!

11 posted on 06/10/2014 11:08:01 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: EveningStar
msnbc photo: Shakedown Sharpton sharpton-resistgit_paid.jpg
12 posted on 06/10/2014 11:14:17 AM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: EveningStar
MSNBC the Least Trusted TV News Source Among All Americans

And in other breaking news - Water Is Wet!

13 posted on 06/10/2014 11:15:15 AM PDT by Veggie Todd (The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. TJ)
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http://imssaitfiiss.wordpress.com/

If MSNBC Says Something Alone in the Forest, Is It Still Stupid?


14 posted on 06/10/2014 11:26:30 AM PDT by CharlesOConnell (CharlesOConnell)
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To: EveningStar

The biggest turd on the pile of MSM turds.


15 posted on 06/10/2014 11:27:50 AM PDT by Misterioso (Every major horror of history was committed in the name of an altruistic motive. - Ayn Rand)
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To: EveningStar

John stewart...seriously?? Comedy central is a news source???


16 posted on 06/10/2014 11:36:36 AM PDT by pfflier
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To: EveningStar
Among all Americans surveyed, only 5% identify MSNBC as their “most trusted” TV news outlet

Five percent of the population. That's a lot of murder and mayhem.

These are the pro-government extremists.. tens of thousands of Americans suffer personal losses and are often injured, maimed, murdered each year

PRO-GOVERNMENT EXTREMISTS

The muggings, knockout game, mob attacks, murders, beatings.. look at the wicked hatred coming out of the White House, the Congress, the MSM, academia against those "who have too much" and how things should be more fair. How "they" stole "the people's" property.

Everyday "victims of the haves and America" are encouraged to react out of being a victim. The employees of the MSM like MSNBC don't have to tell the masses to inflict pain and suffering on the "haves" and take back the "stolen" goods, the masses cheered on by MSNBC, et al. know what to do to get even . . . .

17 posted on 06/10/2014 11:37:34 AM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: EveningStar
Prime Time @ MSNBC:

The Ed Show --- Raging Lunatic
Politics Nation w/ Al Sharpton - Racist, Bigot, Anti-Semite
Hardball w/ Chris Matthews -- Spitting Fool
All In With Chris Hayes -- Obama Pajama Boy
The Rachel Maddow Show -- Obama Propaganda Czar
The Last Word w/ Lawrence O'Donnell - Ratings Undetectable

18 posted on 06/10/2014 11:59:21 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: EveningStar

MSNBC isn’t a TV news source it’s a talk show for the liberals.


19 posted on 06/10/2014 12:04:44 PM PDT by Vaduz
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To: F15Eagle

Brian Williams is so far up Obama’s rear, he cannot see daylight!!! End of story!!!


20 posted on 06/10/2014 12:48:38 PM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX ( My only objective is to defeat and destroy Obama & his Democrat Party, politically!!!.)
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To: EveningStar

who is msnbc?


21 posted on 06/10/2014 1:21:56 PM PDT by lurk
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To: JLAGRAYFOX

Yeah, it’s very, very strange.


22 posted on 06/10/2014 3:30:23 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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