CNN Is Now Least Trusted News Network Among Viewers

Tyler Durden's picture


A recent poll of cable news network viewers found that CNN’s regular audience is far more skeptical of the political news they receive than Fox News fans.

In the poll published Wednesday by Rasmussen Reports, 1,000 likely voters were asked to describe their media viewing habits. Seventy-five percent said they watch at least some form of cable news each week, with 42 percent saying they most frequently watch Fox News, 35 percent usually choosing CNN, and 19 percent favoring MSNBC.

An even 50 percent of frequent Fox News viewers agreed with a followup question, “Do you trust the political news you are getting?” By comparison, 43 percent of frequent MSNBC viewers and just 33 percent of those who mostly watch CNN said they trust their political news.

According to a November survey by Rasmussen, 37 percent of voters still say they get most of their news from cable news networks. Voters in general were highly critical of the election coverage, with the strongest criticism coming from the 7 percent of those polled who said they mostly get their news from social media, rather than TV.

While once considered a pioneer of 24-hour TV journalism, CNN has faced criticism and accusations of bias over its political news coverage. During the 2016 election cycle, some viewers and analysts claimed CNN focused too much attention on the candidacy of Donald Trump, even to the point that it negatively impacted other candidates. Trump’s former campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, worked at CNN for months as an on-air personality while maintaining notably close ties to the candidate.

In April, Bernie Sanders supporters protested outside of CNN’s offices in Hollywood, claiming the network’s reporters ignored their candidate. In October, CNN cut ties with frequent contributor-turned-interim Democratic National Committee Chair Donna Brazile after WikiLeaks’ archive of Hillary Clinton’s emails revealed Brazile gave Clinton advance notice of debate questions.

Since the election, CNN has been quick to embrace President-elect Trump. On Dec. 2, CNN reporter Cristina Alesci praised Trump’s advisory board of wealthy CEOs, calling it a “historic” gathering. She continued:

“I don’t think that I’ve ever seen anything quite like this before. … Like I said before, this list really represents a bipartisan group of people, so he’ll have some very diverse viewpoints to tap into.”

The president-elect has surrounded himself with a cadre of wealthy advisors and Cabinet members, prompting many critics to question just how much diversity they’ll actually bring to the table. “The very definition of corporate media diversity: the entire spectrum of opinion, from GE to GM,” quipped Steve Rendall, a reporter for the media analysis organization Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting, on Dec. 2.

In September, FAIR also accused CNN of spreading a false claim about Black Lives Matter protests being stoked by “outside agitators” in Charlotte, North Carolina, which quickly went viral among conservatives.

From their close ties to politicians to the apparent agendas pushed by paid pundits, viewers are wise to question the political news they receive from any major TV news network.

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BullyBearish's picture

Wolf Shitzer 17 years with the Jerusalem Post then a stint with him?

Chris Dakota's picture
Chris Dakota (not verified) BullyBearish Jan 9, 2017 10:04 PM


one woman plays two roles as crisis actor in the same event. Orlando airport shooting.

Biggest bust ever, someone knows her out there....

xavi1951's picture

Chis Dakota - You wouldn't know real blood if it was coming out your ass.  First responders prioritize injuries.  That person had an injury to an arm that was elevated to control bleeding and was not considered life threatening.  If you have never had to respond to scenes like this, you (and other idiots) should keep your mouths shut.


IndyPat's picture

Excuse me, asshole...

Dakota didn't say a fucking thing about blood or an injured person (or not as the case may be)

He was commenting on the crisis actor. looks like a bunch of hoax horseshit again.

remain calm's picture

They can only go down from here.

Zero Point's picture

How dumb are the fucks that watch that shit then? two thirds of the cunts watch what they know is garbage. Fuckin inconceivable how the leftist mind works.

Ms No's picture

The one Hillary liberal that I know actually fits into this catagory.  We aren't talking anymore but when we were we had this discussion.  He admitted that CNN was garbage but he watches it all the time.  He loves and trusts NPR though.  It seems like they don't believe CNN as far as what it tells them they should like but they buy into what CNN tells them to be against... which is currently Trump.  I don't get it either.  The one I know is too paranoid to go on the internet because he knows things are bad and he doesn't want to be tracked.  It's probably loaded with hypnotizing suggestion or something.  They don't even have brains anymore.

The Saint's picture
The Saint (not verified) xythras Jan 9, 2017 11:36 PM

Congratulations CNN for beating out MSNBC for that coveted prize.


cheka's picture

all of it comes out of a central control room in nyc

Manthong's picture

Ted Turner is rolling in his grave.

What? He’s not dead yet?


Four chan's picture

main stream media is a bag of shit, and cnn is the shit inside the bag of shit.

WillyGroper's picture

just remember, it's illegal to look at the things they don't report.

Chris Dakota's picture
Chris Dakota (not verified) xavi1951 Jan 10, 2017 1:00 AM

You can't handle the truth. Many American's cover their eyes when presented with the obvious truth.

My job is truth peddling and I will continue that all the days of my life.

And no I won't keep my mouth shut. lol

BabaLooey's picture

Good to see you back posting Chris.

Fuck the noise you get from asshats here.

However, I must correct. It was Ft. Lauderdale - not Orlando.

Easy mistake to make; the whole state is flat as a pancake (c;

froze25's picture

Very good video, worth sharing.  Thanks.

GUS100CORRINA's picture

Wolf is indeed a DESPOT with a REPROBATE MIND!

Replace him with Erick Stakelbeckk (THE WATCHMAN).

Escrava Isaura's picture

Article: A recent poll of cable news network viewers found that Continuous Nauseating Nonsense (CNN’s) regular audience is far more skeptical of the political news they receive than Fake News (Fox) fans.

That’s why I keep saying “Don’t ask the folklore culture (general public) questions. You’ll get stupid (contradictory) answers.”


CheapBastard's picture

I still remember Woof Shitzer's Fake News report during the Tibetan riots showing [falsely]  it was a result of Chinese troops beating up poor fact..cnn was showing nepalese soldiers beating the crap out of nepalese peasants.

The entire riot was misreported by Communist News Network but luckily, there were many Australian tourists there with cameras who recorded what was going on; namely, Tibetans beating the shit and beating Han Chinese to death as they walk down the street on their way home.

I have no horse in that race but it really pissed me off that this USA news (and reporter Shitzer) were the blatantly Fake News by CNN was stunning and at that moment I was 100% sure CNN was a 100% Fake News station promoting someone's pet political cause.

synarch's picture

If only we could get these asswipes off the airwaves.

BarkingCat's picture

They are not on the airwaves.

flaminratzazz's picture

Having a news caster named Wolf is as going to a surgeon named Dr Slaughter,

Kirk2NCC1701's picture

Absolutely!  I trust the Laws of Nature, the predictability of Human Nature and the predictability of Sayanim agents.

markpower49's picture

Jews, like blacks, are a cancer to our society. CNN is fake news. Tucker Carlson is the only thing worth watching.

stant's picture

" it's bull shit and its not good for ya" George carlin

Ignatius's picture

Nice work, Wolf.  Couldn't have done it without you.

NurseRatched's picture

Maybe CNN needs to hire away Al Sharpton from MSNBC to increase their credibility.

WestVillageIdiot's picture

FoxNews definitely has its limitations but Fox is miles better than that shit stain CNN. 

CheapBastard's picture

Tucker Carlson is sure to lift all of Fox's ratings with his factual and logical news interviews ... at least amongst those who speak an dunderstand English which is a dwindling number of Americans under Osama.

Ignatius's picture

Carlson has willfully torpedoed 9/11-anthrax truth.  When he had Dr. Steven Jones on he didn't run the clip of WTC 7's total free fall collapse which was crucial to Dr. Jones' point, and when Dr. David Ray Griffin was on, Carlson slid into pure ridicule of Dr. Griffin for daring to question the official narrative.  Carlson may now be expressing things with which we agree, but he's still not off the hook, not in my book.

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Chris Dakota (not verified) Ignatius Jan 10, 2017 1:03 AM

Anyone who questions the official 911 story was fired.

Sometimes you need to be cagey, this is one of those times.

Ignatius's picture

Can't say with certainty that you're wrong (I can't read Carlson' mind), I'm just reading the record.

cheka's picture

msnbc letting sharpton go??  that is an outrange!

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Fathead Slim (not verified) WestVillageIdiot Jan 9, 2017 10:55 PM

That's kinda like saying that one turd is a nicer shade of brown than the other one.

runswithscissors's picture

CNN has worked hard to earn the distinction of "Least Trusted"

Kirk2NCC1701's picture

That show is a Lemon, that has pierced itself once too often.

philipat's picture

"Maybe CNN needs to hire away Al Sharpton from MSNBC to increase their credibility".

Yes that would simultaneously increase the average IQ of both Channels in a single move.........

chubbar's picture

And if they can get Jesse Jackson and that cunt Simone, the racist black chick, they would be hitting on all cylinders. CNN won't be in business in 2 years unless they have a secret santa that is supporting their flavor of bullshit.

cheka's picture

they, like the rest of nyc 'news' media have a santa -  frbny.  too big to fail bitchez

GUS100CORRINA's picture

My recommendation for the TRUMP/PENCE team.

Remove CNN from every airport in AMERICA ASAP!!!!

It is time to DRAIN THE MSM SWAMP!!!!

WestVillageIdiot's picture

"Name two TV channels you should never watch with the volume turned up."

"What are CNN and CNBC?"

"You are correct!" 

Ms No's picture

Fox too.  I had a bank that used to always have that crap on, and loud too.  It was always some war drum beating shit or worse.

flaminratzazz's picture

On that same note, kill the horrible country music coming over cheap wore out speakers at the fvkin gas pumps

this has to be a 48.9% direct correlation for road rage and mass shootings.

cheka's picture

none of them deserve any volume.  fox is the easy pick for the visuals

FX223's picture

Me and my house have been CNN free since 2002.

NoDebt's picture

"During the 2016 election cycle, some viewers and analysts claimed CNN focused too much attention on the candidacy of Donald Trump, even to the point that it negatively impacted other candidates. Trump’s former campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, worked at CNN for months as an on-air personality while maintaining notably close ties to the candidate."

OK, so let me get this straight.  The accusation is now that CNN lined up behind TRUMP and pushed the election in his direction??

Stop.  Please stop.  I'm laughing so hard I can't breate.


WestVillageIdiot's picture

I heard they had Donna Purplehead Brazile give debate questions to Hillary Milhouse Clinton in an attempt to get Donald elected. 

I also heard that Andrea Mitchell, Chuck Todd, and Tom Brokaw are routinely biased towards Republican candidates.

Furthermore, that nasty hag Mara Raddatz had a tattoo of Donald Trump drawn on her butt.  Trump has never looked so wrinkled, or smelled so bad. 

NoDebt's picture

Exactly, WVI.

Maybe everyone else on the planet has a memory hole, but I don't.  Good luck to them trying to peddle that load of stinking revisionist-history horseshit around me.  CNN was FULLY 100% committed to Hillary Clinton attaining the presidency.  That's why they were referred to as the "Clinton News Network".  Don't even TRY to flip this around just because she lost.  CNN OWNS THIS STINKING PILE OF SHIT THEY MADE FOR THEMSELVES.  And yeah, it stinks to fucking high heaven.

You want to know why nobody trusts them?  THAT is why.  Not this phoney-baloney horseshit about backing Trump.