Read this U.S. Gallup poll to see what I mean.
Here’s the slide that caught my eye:
For background, read my Aug. 27 post: A house united in ignorance cannot stand.
A October 2004 survey by the Program on International Policy Attitudes (PIPA) on the separate realities of Bush and Kerry supporters is a must-read. Bush supporters disproportionately believed pre-war lies he told about Iraq, its purported links to al Qaeda and its purported possession of weapons of mass destruction.
Roy Peter Clark of the Poynter Institute addresses the issue of bias in 2008: ‘The public bias against the press.’
And if you review this 2005 post, you can find evidence of high Republican trust in Fox News, even though Fox lied to them on certain key issues.
But, no matter: Fox can be trusted because it told lies those people wanted to believe.