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This was not the lead item in the latest Quinnipiac poll, but boy-howdy, it should be!
Three-quarters of Americans (75 percent) think the spreading of misinformation in the United States today is a very serious problem, which includes vast majorities across all political, gender, race, education, and age groups. Seventeen percent think misinformation is a somewhat serious problem, while 4 percent think it is a not so serious problem and 2 percent think it is not a problem at all.
When Americans were asked if they would continue to watch or read the news source they rely on for information if they thought the news source was intentionally not reporting the truth, 87 percent say they would not continue to watch or read that news source, while 11 percent say they would continue to watch or read that news source.
Nearly two-thirds of Americans (65 percent) think Fox News should be held accountable after Fox Chairman Rupert Murdoch acknowledged in a deposition that a number of the network’s hosts spread false information about the 2020 presidential election being stolen from Donald Trump, while 26 percent think Fox News should not be held accountable. Murdoch’s deposition is part of a defamation lawsuit filed by Dominion Voting Systems against Fox News, accusing the network of spreading false information about its voting machines.
Democrats (93 – 5 percent) and independents (67 – 25 percent) think Fox News should be held accountable. Among Republicans, 47 percent think Fox News should not be held accountable, while 41 percent think Fox News should be held accountable.
Methinks we the stinky peeples are fed up. Those are YUGE numbers.
Huge numbers amongst the Dems, but with numbers like those we should find a way to keep the Trumpers off the jury…
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May your words go to the voters ears, TG
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Unfortunately that 11% is more than enough to keep Rupert alive and on the charts for many years to come.
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