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Internet Gains Ground As Trusted News Source 214

Posted by CmdrTaco
from the they-must-not-read-this-site dept.
Khammurabi writes "Yahoo is reporting that the younger generation is trusting internet news sources more and more. From the article, 'The survey confirmed that media consumption is shifting online for younger generations, as 19 percent of those aged 18 to 24 named the Internet as their most important source of news compared with 9 percent overall.' Also in the article is the factoid that Americans consider Fox News the most trustworthy national news program overall (coming in at 11%)."
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Internet Gains Ground As Trusted News Source

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  • by Beryllium Sphere(tm) (193358) on Wednesday May 03, 2006 @06:10PM (#15257861) Homepage Journal
    What Fox News viewers believe [worldpublicopinion.org]

    Did you say "almost untrustworthy"?
  • by gyrogeerloose (849181) on Wednesday May 03, 2006 @08:14PM (#15258725) Journal

    NPR still does excellent interviews and, IMHO, is far and away the best all around source for unbiased (yes, I mean that) news easily available in the U.S.

    I'm sure all the Republicans out there will flame me for calling NPR unbiased seeing as how Mr. Limbaugh et al have been screaming about it's alleged liberal slant for years now but if they do, it's because they haven't listened to it lately. Now, you are just as likely to hear commentary by someone from the Kato Institute as you are from any liberal organization. In fact, it's gotten to the point where people on the far left have begun to criticize NPR for it's conservative bias.

    To me, this sort of criticism coming from both sides suggests that they're solidly middle-of-the-road--in other words, exactly where any new organization belongs.

  • by bmud (590967) on Thursday May 04, 2006 @01:07AM (#15260118)
    Would you care to provide a few concrete examples? Oh please.

    A news article on the Fox News website during October 2004 by Carl Cameron, chief political correspondent of Fox News, contained three fabricated quotes attributed to Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry. The quotes included: "Women should like me! I do manicures", "Didn't my nails and cuticles look great?" and "I'm metrosexual [Bush's] a cowboy".

    http://mediamatters.org/items/200604040009 [mediamatters.org]Gibson falsely claimed that FISA court judges said Bush "didn't break any law" in authorizing warrantless domestic surveillance

    http://mediamatters.org/items/200604030007 [mediamatters.org]O'Reilly misrepresented five editorials to accuse "left-wing print media" of having no solutions to immigration woes

    On March 23, 2003 the FOX News channel headline banners were rolling: "Huge chemical weapons factory found in Iraq... Reports: 30 Iraqis surrender at chem weapons plant... coal. troops holding Iraqi in charge of chem. weapons." On the next day the Dow Jones Newswires reported, that, U.S. officials had admitted that morning that the site contained no chemicals at all and had been abandoned long ago.

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