I was fascinated by this headline from Think Progress: Poll: Few people trust Fox News other than whites, southerners, and Republicans.By Matt Corley on August 17, 2009.
Whites are still the majority of Americans, Republicans always get about half the votes of all Americans, and depending on you define Southerners, they count as half the country too. Of course, there`s a great deal of overlap between those groups, but in what benighted corner of New York or San Francisco would those three groups count as "Few people"? Here`s what they have to say:
"The Washington Independent’s Dave Weigel notes that “non-white viewers really don’t like Fox”:
"The biggest swing region in the poll? The South. In Southern states, 46 percent of viewers say that Fox News is “extremely reliable” or “reliable.” Only 6 percent of them say that of MSNBC, compared to 26 percent who say it of CNN, a huge shift from the days when CNN was derided as the “Communist/Clinton News Network.” And non-white viewers really don’t like Fox. Only 5 percent of African-Americans, 11 percent of Hispanics, and 8 percent of other minorities consider the network reliable, while a majority of every one of those groups trusts CNN and sizable pluralities trust MSNBC."