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O'Reilly is Popular!

Posted by on Sep. 28, 2010 at 2:59 AM
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I like Bill....may not always agree w/ him. Your thoughts ladies~

 

Poll: Bill O'Reilly is popular, but Rachel Maddow is unknown to likely voters.

Bill O'Reilly (left) and Rachel Maddow (right) are included in the poll results.
Bill O'Reilly (left) and Rachel Maddow (right) are included in the poll results. | AP Photo Close
By KEACH HAGEY | 9/26/10 10:55 PM EDT Updated: 9/27/10 11:31 PM EDT

More people are getting their news about the upcoming election from cable television than any other source, and from Fox News more than any other cable channel, according to a POLITICO/George Washington University Battleground Poll released Monday.

 

The poll found that 81 percent of those polled get their news about the midterm elections from cable channels, like Fox News, CNN, MSNBC, or their websites, compared with 71 percent from national network news channels, such as ABC, NBC or CBS, and their websites.

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Among cable news channels, Fox was the clear winner, with 42 percent of respondents saying it is their main source, compared with 30 percent who cited CNN and 12 percent who rely on MSNBC. 


The results show the growing influence that 24-hour cable news has on shaping the political consciousness, despite the fact that network newscasts still draw many multiples of the number of viewers of even the highest-rated cable news shows.

 

"Because people can tune into cable at any time of day, I think the cumulative audience is probably larger than the cumulative audience for the three network news shows," said Chris Arterton, dean of the George Washington University's Graduate School of Political Management.

 

The results of the poll of 1,000 likely voters conducted Sept. 19 to Sept. 22 also reflect a trend that many commentators and media analysts find disconcerting: Voters are turning to media sources that reinforce their political worldviews rather than present them with more objective reporting that might challenge their assumptions.

 

"As more people get news from cable channels and websites that offer a particular point of view 24/7, it becomes increasingly important for viewers to sample multiple sources in order to best understand the issues and proposed solutions," said Michael Freedman, a professor of media and public affairs at George Washington and executive director of its Global Media Institute. "This trend is only increasing."

 

Still, newspapers remain an important source of news. Despite steady declines in circulation over the past decade, newspapers are more influential than national news broadcasts when it comes to news on the upcoming election, with 72 percent of respondents saying they turn to newspapers or their websites.

 

Local news did better, at 73 percent, and conversations with friends and family was the second-most-cited source, at 79 percent. Radio was cited by only 58 percent of respondents, and non-newspaper websites and blogs by 39 percent.

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Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0910/42738.html#ixzz10nxpZ6TS

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blondekosmic15
by Platinum Member on Sep. 29, 2010 at 1:25 PM

 

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t_lawson
by on Sep. 29, 2010 at 1:44 PM

We like him. He's kinda blunt but fair to all his guest.

Kaelansmom
by on Sep. 29, 2010 at 2:04 PM

 The only interview I watched him do is the one with Marilyn Manson.. and I laughed, because O'Reilly made himself look like a fool.

though, I don't have cable, so, I get all of my news from sources outside of the US and from CNN...

Rhonda142
by on Sep. 29, 2010 at 2:05 PM

He is one of the problems in this country.

Mrs.LSU
by on Sep. 29, 2010 at 2:12 PM

I like O'Rilley, he can be a dick while being funny.  He does make alot of logical points when presenting the news.  Not sure who the other person is. 

Mrs.LSU
by on Sep. 29, 2010 at 2:15 PM

Really, that is what you think?  I am more worried about the people who actually have control, like the government. 

Quoting Rhonda142:

He is one of the problems in this country.


Friday
by on Sep. 29, 2010 at 2:36 PM

 Well of course people know who Billo is, he's been in the media since the late 70's including that bastion of intelligent news, Inside Edition. Maddow has only been around for less than 10 years.

Popular doesn't mean right or smart or quality. Baywatch was the most popular show in the world for s few years. FTR I don't watch or follow either of them. I'll admit I've found myself agreeing with Bill on occasion and find him more reasonable than the rest of FOX's talent.

 


Thank God......it's Friday!!!

CoeyG
by on Sep. 29, 2010 at 3:53 PM

 He isn't "popular" in my home...never watch him. 

blondekosmic15
by Platinum Member on Sep. 29, 2010 at 4:21 PM

 

Quoting Mrs.LSU:

Really, that is what you think?  I am more worried about the people who actually have control, like the government. 

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Quoting Rhonda142:

He is one of the problems in this country.

 

 

         


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blondekosmic15
by Platinum Member on Sep. 29, 2010 at 4:22 PM

 

Quoting t_lawson:

We like him. He's kinda blunt but fair to all his guest.

I think he's a moderate but I do agree w/ him more times than not. He's too soft on Obama tho~

         


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