Fox News, the American network that hosts experts believing Birmingham is a “totally Muslim” city and analysts who believe the uncovering of the CIA’s use of torture was actually designed to tell Americans they’re “not awesome,” has been voted the most trusted news network in the US.
In a new and independent poll from Quinnipiac University, 29 per cent of Americans said Fox News offered the most trusted news coverage of the network and cable broadcasters, with CNN, NBC and CBS News close behind.
Unsurprisingly, the network is overwhelmingly supported by Republican voters, with 58 per cent of GOP backers staying that they trust Fox News the most of any networks, while only three per cent of Democrats could say the same.
The favourable opinion of Fox News comes in the face of widespread criticism of the network for its decision to show the brutal uncut Isis propaganda footage of pilot Muath al-Kasaesbeh being burned alive.
But the network is no stranger to controversy; not only has host Bill O’Reilly been accused of being a serial liar when it comes to his own reports, but the news network’s other presenters have much to answer for.
Presenter Kimberly Guilfoyle asked if a female fighter pilot from the UAE could be referred to as “boobs on the ground” in Syria during a report on air strikes being carried out against Isis, while presenter Greg Gutfeld has called Russell Brand “left wing Commie scum” while live on air.
Fox News 'finest moments'
Fox News 'finest moments'
1/13 Penis pictures are news
Pulling photos straight from Twitter moments before going on-air was a nightmare waiting to happen for any network, as Fox-affiliated KDVR found in spectacular fashion when a penis was spliced into coverage of the Seattle helicopter crash
2/13 Homosexual impulses lead to serial killings
A licensed psychotherapist booked to appear on Fox’s Justice With Judge Jeanie programme suggested Santa Barbara shooter Elliot Rodger could have been acting upon “homosexual impulses” when he targeted his victims
3/13 Single ladies rely on government like a husband
Fox News host Jesse Watters coined the phrase ‘Beyonce Voters’, who ‘depend on government because they’re not depending on their husbands’. Watters was critical of this section of the electorate for ‘needing contraception, health care, and they love to talk about equal pay’
4/13 It’s OK to use racial slurs about China
Fox News presenter Bob Beckel claimed “Chinamen” had been taught “how to do computers” by Americans in a rant about China’s “threat” to the national security of the US
5/13 Michelle Obama needs to drop a few pounds
Fox’s psychiatry contributor, Dr Keith Ablow, claimed that Michelle Obama isn’t in a position to campaign for healthier eating because “she needs to drop a few” herself
6/13 Russell Brand is left-wing commie scum
Fox presenter Greg Gutfeld called Brand “left-wing commie scum” after he condemned the news station for hiring a token black person to come on to lament the riots
7/13 Women in the armed forces are ‘boobs on the ground’
Presenter Kimberly Guilfoyle asked if the UAE’s first female fighter pilot’s role during Isis air strikes could be considered “boobs on the ground” in Syria
8/13 Sexism awareness videos should themselves be treated with sexism
Bob Beckel again. The Fox host addressed the viral video actress Shoshana B Roberts created highlighting catcalling in New York by saying: “She got 100 catcalls, let me add 101. Damn, baby, you’re a piece of woman”
9/13 Young women shouldn’t worry themselves with politics
Fox’s Guilfoyle said young women shouldn’t be able to vote or sit on juries because they don’t have the same concerns as their elders. “I just think, excuse them so they can go back on Tinder and Match.com,” he said
10/13 Ignore CIA torture because ‘the US is awesome’
Fox’s “National Security Analyst” KT McFarland condemned the release of a damning report into the CIA's use of torture as a political manoeuvre designed to show Americans "how we’re not awesome"
11/13 The Sydney terror siege justifies CIA use of torture
Elizabeth Hasselbeck used the hostage situation in Sydney to defend the CIA after it was widely condemned for enhanced interrogation techniques revealed in the so-called 'torture report'
12/13 Videos should be edited to say what you want
Fox apologised after editing a video of protesters to make it sound as if they were chanting "kill a cop" during a demonstration over a grand jury decision not to charge the police officer who put Eric Garner in an illegal chokehold
13/13 The AirAsia plane crashed because of the metric system
Presenter Anna Kooiman linked the use of different measurement systems to the safety of flights abroad
The Quinnipiac University poll did reveal that when voters were asked about which local news networks they trusted most, Fox News “take[s] a back seat” to local broadcasters, however.Reuse content