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Americans view news through their reality tunnels

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Reality tunnels: With a subconscious set of mental “filters” formed from their beliefs and experiences, every individual interprets the same world differently, hence “Truth is in the eye of the beholder”.

Public Policy Polling finds that PBS is the only news source that Americans trust more than mistrust, and that the usual tiresome divides continue to exist with partisan members of both parties generally only watching news that agrees with their world view. Fox News has the worst ratings overall, followed by MSNBC.

We find once again this year that Democrats trust everything except Fox, and Republicans don’t trust anything other than Fox.

“We continue to find that Democrats trust most tv news sources other than Fox, while Republicans don’t trust anything except Fox,” said Dean Debnam, President of Public Policy Polling. “News preferences are very polarizing along party lines.”

BBC News is the biggest news source on the planet and was not included in the polling questions. But Comedy Central was. Hmmm.

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