Fox News named 'most trusted' news network in America

Network is overwhelmingly popular with Republicans but not trusted by Democrats

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The Independent US

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.

And it’s hard to forget the indignation shown by presenter Megyn Kelly when an interview relating to the death of American journalist James Foley was interrupted with the breaking news that further riots had broken out in Ferguson following the death of a black American at the hands of the police.

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.