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Which is your favorite 24-hour cable news channel?

Response Percent Votes
Fox News
33% 312
20% 194
15% 139
12% 120
The Weather Channel
7% 68
6% 62
3% 31
Total 926


CreatureComforts 6 years, 3 months ago

ESPN is the only one that presents facts ;)

KS 6 years, 3 months ago

Obviously because a third of the folks watch it. Not bad for a lazy little liberal town of Lawrence. Watch it sometime. You might learn something. Sorry, that might be just too much to ask.

kernal 6 years, 3 months ago

I watch it, but that doesn't mean it's my favorite. It's like watching New Jersey Housewifes or some of the other silly shows on cable, so I have to switch to a more unbiased network after about 15 minutes. Too bad none of them are completely unbiased, but that would be asking too much.

Glenn Beck would be great doing commercials for used cars or major household appliances!

ivalueamerica 6 years, 3 months ago

The point of the question was not whether or not people watch it, heck they watch train wrecks all the time, the question was why it was listed as a news station when it and MSNBC are clearly opinion channels.

Neither should be listed as news channels, they are not fair, balances, accurate nor honest.

JayhawkFan1985 6 years, 3 months ago

According to one study, people who watch fox news are less well informed about current events than people who don't watch any news at all. Having said that, what exactly is it you think people might learn? Perhaps which flavor of doritos goes best with the cherry flavored coolade you're drinking...

CreatureComforts 6 years, 3 months ago

It behooves one to learn that there are multiple sides to a story. Watching liberal leaning news and ONLY liberal leaning news, like CNN or MSNBC, is as bad as watching conservative leaning news and ONLY conservative leaning news like Fox. It's pretty smart to gather news from various sources...

I take MSNBC, CNN, Fox, BBC, and a few others and figure the truth it...somewhere in the middle of them all.

Maddy Griffin 6 years, 3 months ago

CNN. MSNBC is for liberal opinions, love me some Rachel Maddow. Wouldn't watch Faux News if it were the last news channel on the air.

KS 6 years, 3 months ago

That's too bad. I guess you are afraid of broadening your horizons. So narrow minded.

overthemoon 6 years, 3 months ago

Studies show that people who watch primarily Fox News are less informed and full of misunderstanding of current events than those who watch no news at all. Fox has admitted, in court, to producing news that is wrong or misleading and they do it on a regular basis. From subtle to blatant twisting of facts to error by omission, Fox creates a fictional world for its viewers that supports a very specific and narrow story line in which facts have no place.

kernal 6 years, 3 months ago

Yup, gotta watch out for that commie Papa Smurf!

gl0ck0wn3r 6 years, 3 months ago

Smug cloud is pretty thick over your house, eh?

RoeDapple 6 years, 3 months ago

Fox 4 Morning News for area news then CNN for national and world news.

overthemoon 6 years, 3 months ago

Certainly provides a broader context for our silly and petty squabbles!

Paul R Getto 6 years, 3 months ago

"Life was better before the 24 hour spin channels came around." ==== +1 and I agree with you.

patkindle 6 years, 3 months ago

lawrence folk like the liberal news outfits

Socialism is GREAT - UNTIL you run out of other people's money".

labmonkey 6 years, 3 months ago

ESPN, and only when they aren't in a 30 minute fluff piece on Lin, Tebow, Tiger, or LeBron. FOX and MSNBC are both batty and CNN puts too much spin on things. Plus CNN has too many shows and commercials with Fareed Zarkaria. He scares me... just look at his eyes, he is the devil.

News is best obtained from several sources on the internet.

CreatureComforts 6 years, 3 months ago

Fareed Zakaria just annoys the heck out of me. I cannot take more than a few minutes of him trying to act all proper and pompous until I start clawing my eyes out and my ears off

Armstrong 6 years, 3 months ago

MSNBC. " Keep your friends close, keep your enemies closer "

CreatureComforts 6 years, 3 months ago

The question wasn't about watching one news network and avoiding all the rest of them. I don't use Fox as my primary news sources, so I didn't vote it as such, but I do use it as ONE of my multiple news sources.

riverdrifter 6 years, 3 months ago

Don't do 24 hour news at all. I watch the CBS evening news and subscribe to NYT digital.

riverdrifter 6 years, 3 months ago

CBS has much betters news coverage than the sewage that faux news puts out 6 ways to Sunday.

jayhawxrok 6 years, 3 months ago

LOL, Faux ahead, no surprise there, rednecks approve of being lied to as long as the hate fits their narrow little minds

estespark 6 years, 3 months ago

That is so weak. Juan was hired by Fox after NPR canned him for making disparaging remarks about Muslims. Fox couldn't wait to get him on camera. And Colmes...let's be honest...Alan Colmes needs a steady paycheck and he'll do anything for money...which includes swallowing his pride and playing the "straight guy" to setup Hannity's zingers.

Watching Fox is like punching myself in the neck...well not exactly...but similar.

estespark 6 years, 3 months ago

There is nothing good about the Rachel Maddow show.

The Five comes on at 1.

blindrabbit 6 years, 3 months ago

rockchalk1977: Back to your Kool-Aid again eh! Bitter lemon or sour grape? KU grad and wayout far right, must be either from Johnson County, Hutch or Wichita.

blindrabbit 6 years, 3 months ago

Juan Williams was great when he stuck to general interest and science related programs when he was at NPR. Juan got in trouble when he drifted into quicksand with some of his insensitive comments and he developed a bit of a sanctimonious attitude. This Fauxy metamorphosis made him a "natural" addition to the likes of O'Reilly, Hanratty, Colmes, Caputo, Wallace, etc., etc.

Charlie Bannister 6 years, 3 months ago

One third of respondents to this poll watch Fox? In LAWRENCE??!! Well there is hope for this little ole town yet. MSNBC. Really? People watch that? Their ratings are consistently almost negligible. Almost no one on a national level watches them. How could you? I have tried and nearly regurgitate every time.

Terry Sexton 6 years, 3 months ago

What is it with you repubs & your weak tummies? Santorum sez he can't keep anything down either. Must be something in that kool-aid, eh?

James Minor 6 years, 3 months ago

I like Faux news. Where else can you watch Bill "The Know it All" O'Reilly, Sean "Dumber than a fence post" Hannity, and the rest of the slanted to the right news gang. The information they report is soooo tainted that I bet that they get up in the morning and have frosty mug of Santorum.

Lawrence Morgan 6 years, 3 months ago

The BBC is best, and French tv (English) edition is second. You can watch BBC television on the internet, and also French TV (English, French or Arabic) is also on the internet. It is much better than American television.

Why didn't they list the BBC in the poll? Is it because they didn't know it exists???

Japan TV (on the internet) is also very good, as well as Australian TV (on the internet).

camper 6 years, 3 months ago

It is only one more month for baseball and man I'm dragging to the finish line.

Getting tired of Ice road truckers, preppers, swamp people, gold miners, pawn shops, shows about prisons, tatoos. loggers,

I feel better now.

blindrabbit 6 years, 3 months ago

kosmo513: What is it with you Repubs: You regurgitating about MSNBC watching, Santorum vomiting when reading about JFK's separation of church and state speech, and Bush 41 throwing-up on the Japanese Prime Minister at a State dinner. If I had a steady diet of tripe as delivered from Faux, I'd probably suffer the same consequences.

kinder_world 6 years, 3 months ago

So not have a favorite 24-hour cable channel. Wondering what will happen with our cable channels and bills since the Wall Street Journal says Knology is "shopping itself to potential buyers, including private-equity firms, people familiar with the matter said." WSJ Corporate News on Feb 29, 2012, also on-line at WSJ.

blindrabbit 6 years, 3 months ago

Faux winning no doubt due to the tripe they dig up in the name of "Fair and Balanced", and the willingness of much of the American public to eat it up. Part of the dumbing of America, also as evidence by the mindless crap that the Fox TV network puts on.

beatrice 6 years, 3 months ago

By far the most reliable of the listed channels to actually provide valuable news and information is the Weather Channel. There is no left or right to "sunny today" or "snow tomorrow." The others give opinion as often as they provide news, and how anyone can watch Fox or MSNBC with regularity is beyond me.

camper 6 years, 3 months ago

I'm getting real tired of cable. The History chanel and National Geographic is doing what MTV did years ago. MTV stopped playing music videos and became a reality show. Now it seems cable tv is based on reality tv. And I don't even like the reality presented. Hard to pick out what is news and what is propoganda on cable news too. And cable news and reality tv does nothing but spread poison and dumbs us down. What ever happended to presenting more than one viewpoint?

The only good things to me on TV (in my mind) are sports, weather, movies, and some sitcoms. Time to ditch cable and go outside and enjoy the day. Sorry for the rant. I do feel a little better.

gambailey 6 years, 2 months ago

How many times are libtards on here going to type 'faux news?' What a bunch of lemmings. I was going to be a libtard, but I can think for's an automatic disqualification

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