FOX vs. CNN - False Equivalence

This is interesting:

David Broockman and Joshua Kalla paid Fox viewers to watch CNN for one month, and then asked them a series of questions about world news. Those answers we complied into a newly released study. Broockman and Kalla share their findings with CNN’s Brian Stelter.

Seems a bit elementary but it’s worth discussing.

2:30 “it’s not about an objective standard”

Well so how about the standard of “honesty” when covering a story?

The unique role of Fox News in the misinformation universe

By Philip Bump
National correspondent
November 8, 2021|Updated November 8, 2021

You will probably not be surprised to learn that Republicans are far more likely than Democrats to believe false claims and conspiracy theories centered on the coronavirus vaccines and the pandemic broadly. You will also probably not be surprised to learn that people who trust information about the pandemic from conspiratorial far-right networks such as One America News and Newsmax are much more likely to embrace conspiracy theories than people who watch network news, according to new polling from the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF).

But you may be surprised to learn that people who say they trust coronavirus information from Fox News were as likely to embrace those false theories as were those who trusted One America News.

5 facts about Fox News


Around four-in-ten Americans trust Fox News. Nearly the same share distrust it.
Republicans trust Fox News more than any other outlet. Democrats distrust it more than any other outlet.
On an ideological scale, the average Fox News consumer is to the right of the average U.S. adult, but not as far to the right as the audiences of some other outlets
People who cite Fox News as their main source of political news are older and more likely to be white than U.S. adults overall.
Those who name Fox News as their main source of political news stand out in their views on key issues and people, including President Donald Trump .

I’ve got mixed feelings about this guy, but he is just the messenger and he’s shared some important information, that can actually get fact checked successfully, so I gotta give him his due.

A Plan for Putting the GOP on the News

The plan as outlined by Roger Ailes

Roger Ailes’ Secret Nixon-Era Blueprint For Fox News Revealed

John Cook - Contributor - Gawker
Jun 30, 2011