Fox News reported, and Republicans decided: Only Fox News can be trusted.
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According to a new PPP poll, a majority of Republicans nationwide distrust every major news network except for Fox News, Rupert Murdoch's right-leaning cable powerhouse. Over six in ten Republicans say they don't trust ABC, NBC, CNN, and CBS, while a near majority of 48% find something suspicious about PBS as well.
Among self-identified Republicans in the poll, 67% said they trusted Fox News, while 22% said they did not trust Fox. Those numbers were inverted almost perfectly for the other networks, with Republicans distrusting CBS by a margin of 66% to 15%, ABC by 64% to 17%, NBC by 62% to 21%, and CNN by 61% to 22%. And perhaps fearing that PBS was funded by donations from viewers unlike them, a 48% plurality of Republicans said they didn't trust that network, while just 29% said they did trust the publicly funded station.