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January 30, 2014

MSNBC and Its Subsidiary NBCNews Fall to Bottom of Poll on Public Trust in News Organizations

Per PPP, who are pretty low in the trust rankings for pollsters, but what the heck.

MSNBC and its subsidiary NBCNews have earned every inch of their low regard.

By the way: NBCNews is dead last. The joke channel MSNBC ties Comedy Central for second-to-last-place.

NBC News and sister cable network MSNBC rank at the bottom of media outlets Americans trust most for news, with Fox News leading the way, according to a new poll from the Democratic firm Public Policy Polling.

In its fifth trust poll, 35 percent said they trusted Fox news more than any other outlet, followed by PBS at 14 percent, ABC at 11 percent, CNN at 10 percent, CBS at 9 percent, 6 percent for MSNBC and Comedy Central, and just 3 percent for NBC.

The next time someone on MSNBC or its kid brother NBCNews makes a crack about low Congressional approval ratings, someone should respond by citing NBC's 3% public trust rating.

Regarding MSNBC's latest foray into race-conscious juvenile razzing, the staffer "responsible" for the tweet-- whatever that means -- has been fired.

Responsible? Did this person write it?

And this is not a problem with a particular staffer. This is an MSNBC problem, and an NBCNews problem more generally. This is a... how do I put it? A Culture of Corruption.

Firing a staffer does not fix this when MSNBC's "stars," and I do use that term with reservation, say the exact same things night after night after night.

Will Queen Maddow be cautioned, I wonder? How about spittle-spraying fat drunk Chris Matthews? What about red-faced raging imbecile Ed Schultz?

Will these people be informed that daily provocations and crudities do "not represent the values of msbnc," as MSNBC President Phil Griffinclaimed?

The problem, obviously, is not that such statements don't represent the values of MSNBC. The problem is that they do.

Supposedly he's getting angry at having to drop everything twice a week to check out what the goons at Faber College's Animal House have done this time.

And it has, according to two sources at the network. Griffin, says one of the sources, is as “angry” as his colleagues have seen him. In a meeting, he warned of serious and immediate repercussions and ripped the staff about the recent bout of stupid actions, according to the sources.

But previous reports say he's a milquetoast who has no interest in news, only ratings, and just defers to Queen Rachel.

So we'll see if Queen Rachel is interested in cleaning up Delta House.


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