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Monday, March 18, 2013

Pew Study: 'On MSNBC, Opinion Dominates Reporting'

By Susan Duclos

The chart from the Annual Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism's State of the News Media 2013, says it all.

A separate analysis of cable in late 2012 finds that, over all, commentary and opinion are far more prevalent on the air throughout the day (63% of the airtime) than straight news reporting (37%). CNN is the only channel to offer more reporting (54%) than opinion (46%), though by a small margin. By far the highest percentage of opinion and commentary is on MSNBC (85% to 15% reporting).  Fox was in between at 55% commentary and 45% reporting.

Sounds about right...... but it seems the clueless think the news about MSNBC being 85 percent opinion based, is "startling."

To which conservative Twitter members had a little fun with by mocking Huffington Post.


Business Insider - "MSNBC Has Become Almost Entirely Saturated With Opinion, And Fox News Is Doing Much More Factual Reporting"