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Trump, Clinton Voters Divided in Their Main Source for Election News?

Pew suggests that Trump voters in 2016 do not get their news from as wide an array of sources because 40% get their news from Fox.

But 39% of Clinton voters get their news from CNN, MSNBC, NYT, or NPR… which all have the same bias and routinely borrow and repeat each other’s lead and landing page reports. To say those companies represent different sources of news is specious.

On the other hand, 20% of Trump voters get their news from prominent left-sided sources, whereas only 3% of Clinton voters get their news from Fox, so Clinton voters get more one-sided news.

Let no one pretend that CNN, MSNBC, NYT, and NPR etc. have a greater commitment to independent journalism than Fox. That notion is delusional. CNN and MSNBC are rated the same as Fox for bias and factual reporting by Media Bias/Fact Check, a truly independent reviewer, and those two sources alone covered 27% of Clinton voters.

Anyway, the Fox overload for Trump voters simply reflects that Fox provides the only national TV channel with a right-sided perspective… so conservatives must go there for that side of the news. That also explains why the left continually works to diminish the value of Fox… because it is by far the largest political competitor in the field.

Pew Research Center

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