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I don’t trust Jews who change their names.
Right-wing radio host Mark Levin goes after Jon Stewart with an anti-Semitic smear after once likening Obamacare supporters to Nazis.  (via mediamattersforamerica)

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crooksandliars:

After first taking a few shots at New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and his attacks on former high school friend David Wildstein, The Daily Show’s Jon Stewart lamented the decision by many of the pundits in our media to treat Christie with kid gloves.

Stewart Blasts Media for ‘Measured’ Response to Christie: ‘Where’s Your Rush to Judgement?’:

Stewart surveyed the media’s reaction and found that most were advising caution before rushing to judgment on Christie. “Where’s your rush to judgment?” the Comedy Central host asked. “Where’s the immediate eulogies for his political career? The swift, impatient justice in the court of public opinion? You know? The news.”

“If this measured approach thing catches on, I’m out of a f***ing job,” Stewart concluded.

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Chris Christie is corrupt to the core.

mediamattersforamerica:

Author Tim Wu explains the importance of net neutrality on the Colbert Report. http://bit.ly/1fipYoz

thepoliticalfreakshow:

A Buncombe County Republican precinct chairman has been asked to resign after making “offensive” comments on “The Daily Show.”

Buncombe GOP Chairman Henry Mitchell said Don Yelton officially stepped down from his position Thursday.

In a segment that aired Wednesday night, Yelton blasted “lazy black people that wants the government to give them everything,” one of a slew of racially inflammatory comments he made in the interview. 

Mitchell called the remarks “offensive, uniformed and unacceptable of any member within the Republican Party.” 

"Let me make it very clear, Mr. Yelton’s comments do not reflect the belief or feelings of Buncombe Republicans, nor do they mirror any core principle that our party is founded upon," Mitchell said in a press release. "This mentality will not be supported or propagated within our party."

According to the release, this isn’t the first time Yelton has clashed with local party leadership.

"Yelton was recently reprimanded and removed from his position as a precinct chair in Buncombe County for a period of time in 2012 through 2013 and was then re-elected to precinct chair by two votes (his wife and himself) at the 2013 convention, placing him back on the Buncombe County Executive Committee," said the statement, which also noted that Yelton neither sought nor got approval to speak on behalf of the GOP. 

The state party leadership also issued a statement calling for Yelton’s resignation.

Yelton told the Asheville media on Thursday that he stands by his comments.

"I’ve been laughed at by Democrats since I left the party. They try to make me look like a fool," he told WLOS-TV. "This is being picked up in Raleigh, across the state. They’re trying to say, ‘Look at this guy. He’s racist.’ The whole question isn’t about racism."

PPP’s annual poll on TV news finds that there’s only one source more Americans trust than distrust: PBS. 52% of voters say they trust PBS to only 29% who don’t trust it. The other seven outlets we polled on are all distrusted by a plurality of voters.

When it comes to asking Americans which single outlet they trust the most and least out of the ones we polled on, Fox News once again wins both honors. 34% say it’s the one they trust the most, compared to 13% for PBS, 12% for CNN, 11% for ABC, 8% for MSNBC, 6% for CBS, and 5% each for Comedy Central and NBC. Fox News is the choice of 67% of Republicans, while Democrats basically split their allegiances four ways between ABC and CNN, both at 17%, and MSNBC and PBS, both at 16%.

Even more Americans identify Fox News as the outlet they trust the least- 39% give its that designation to 14% for MSNBC, 13% for CNN, 12% for Comedy Central, 5% for ABC and CBS, 3% for NBC, and 1% for PBS. 60% of Democrats give it their lowest marks while Republicans split between MSNBC (24%), CNN (19%), and Comedy Central (14%) on that front.

Full results

H/T: Public Policy Polling

PPP’s 3rd annual TV news trust poll (2011 version here, 2010 version here) finds that Fox News tops the list for both the source Americans trust the most and the one they trust the least.

Fox is the most trusted TV news source for 34% of voters, followed by PBS at 17%, CNN at 12%, ABC News at 11%, CBS News at 8%, MSNBC at 5%, and Comedy Central and NBC each at 4%.

68% of Republicans pick Fox as their most trusted source, with no one else even hitting double digits. Democrats split closely three ways with PBS at 21%, ABC News at 19%, and CNN at 17%. Despite having a reputation for appealing to the left MSNBC actually polls in only 6th place among Democrats at 8%, finishing slightly behind even Fox News’ 9%. Independents split almost evenly between Fox News (29%) and PBS (27%).

Fox is also the least trusted TV news source for 34% of voters, followed by Comedy Central at 16%, MSNBC at 15%, CNN at 11%, ABC News at 7%, CBS News at 5%, PBS at 2%, and NBC News at 1%.

Democrats (53-17 over Comedy Central) and independents (44-13 over Comedy Central) both overwhelmingly say Fox is their least trusted news source. Republicans go for MSNBC by a 28-23 margin over CNN, followed by Comedy Central at 18% and ABC News at 10%.

Some results:

Q1 Do you trust ABC News, or not?

  • Trust it
  •  37% 
  • …………………………………………………….
  • Do not trust it
  •  40% 
  • …………………………………………..
  • Not sure 22% 

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Q2 Do you trust CBS News, or not?

  • Trust it
  •  40% 
  • …………………………………………………….
  • Do not trust it
  •  42% 
  • …………………………………………..
  • Not sure 18% 

………………………………………………….

Q3 Do you trust CNN, or not?

  • Trust it
  •  43% 
  • …………………………………………………….
  • Do not trust it
  •  39% 
  • …………………………………………..
  • Not sure 18% 
  • ………………………………………………….

Q4 Do you trust Comedy Central, or not?

  • Trust it
  •  28% 
  • …………………………………………………….
  • Do not trust it
  •  46% 
  • …………………………………………..
  • Not sure 26% 
  • ………………………………………………….

Q5 Do you trust Fox News, or not?

  • Trust it
  •  45% 
  • …………………………………………………….
  • Do not trust it
  •  42% 
  • …………………………………………..
  • Not sure 13% 
  • ………………………………………………….

Q6 Do you trust MSNBC, or not?

  • Trust it
  •  38% 
  • …………………………………………………….
  • Do not trust it
  •  43% 
  • …………………………………………..
  • Not sure 19% 
  • ………………………………………………….

Q7 Do you trust NBC News, or not?

  • Trust it
  •  44% 
  • …………………………………………………….
  • Do not trust it
  •  38% 
  • …………………………………………..
  • Not sure 17% 
  • ………………………………………………….

Q8 Do you trust PBS, or not?

  • Trust it
  •  52% 
  • …………………………………………………….
  • Do not trust it
  •  30% 
  • …………………………………………..
  • Not sure 17% 
  • ………………………………………………….

Q9 Which TV news outlet do you trust the most: 

ABC News, CBS News, CNN, Comedy Central, 

Fox News, MSNBC, NBC News, or PBS?

  • ABC News 11% 
  • ………………………………………………
  • CBS News  8% 
  • ………………………………………………
  • CNN 12% 
  • ……………………………………………………….
  • Comedy Central
  •   4% 
  • ……………………………………….
  • Fox News 34% 
  • ………………………………………………..
  • MSNBC  5% 
  • …………………………………………………..
  • NBC News  4% 
  • ………………………………………………
  • PBS 17% 
  • ……………………………………………………….
  • Someone else/Not sure  4% 
  • …………………………….

Q10 Working from the same list of choices, which 

TV news outlet do you trust the least?

  • ABC News  7% 
  • ………………………………………………
  • CBS News  5% 
  • ………………………………………………
  • CNN 11% 
  • ……………………………………………………….
  • Comedy Central
  •  16% 
  • ……………………………………….
  • Fox News 34% 
  • ………………………………………………..
  • MSNBC 15% 
  • …………………………………………………..
  • NBC News  1% 
  • ………………………………………………
  • PBS  2% 
  • ……………………………………………………….
  • Someone else/Not sure  9%

-For the second year in a row PBS easily comes out ahead as the outlet the most people trust, even if it isn’t necessarily the one they trust the most.

-In general trust in television news has been on the rise over the last two years. Trust in NBC News is up 15 points compared to 2010, CBS and ABC News are both up by 12 points, and CNN is up by 6 points. The only outlet in worse shape than it was 2 years ago is Fox News, which is down 9 points. But they’re still headed in the right direction- they’re up 7 points from 2011 after dropping by 16 points between 2010 and 2011.

-Democrats trust everything- except Fox News. NBC does the best with them at +50 (67/17), followed by PBS and CNN at +49 (66/17 and 65/16 respectively), ABC at +38 (57/19), CBS at +35 (58/23), MSNBC at +33 (56/23), and even Comedy Central at +4 (36/32). Fox News comes in at -36 (25/61).

-Republicans meanwhile don’t trust anything except Fox News. PBS comes the closest to breaking even among non-Fox outlets, although not very close, at -30 (26/56).  It’s followed by CNN at -49 (18/67), MSNBC at -51 (18/69), NBC at -52 (17/69), CBS at -54 (17/71), ABC at -56 (14/70), and Comedy Central at -59 (12/71). But Fox News comes in at a stellar 73/17.

Independents are with the Democrats. They trust everything except Fox News. Main takeaway from this poll: tv news has become just as polarizing as the political parties in this country.

Full results here

h/t: PPP.