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Old 08-06-2017, 06:13 PM
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You guys make sure you see Trump is in 5th place.



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Old 08-06-2017, 06:21 PM
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I'm a consumer of NPR, BBC, the Guardian and Politico.
But, just because they are most trusted doesn't guarantee that they are most accurate...
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I had no idea that Trump was a news source. Wonder who, where and how the poll was taken.
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Old 08-06-2017, 07:00 PM
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I had no idea that Trump was a news source. Wonder who, where and how the poll was taken.
Forgot to add the link.........sorry 'bout that.
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Old 08-06-2017, 11:37 PM
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NPR, BBC, the local paper.
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Old 08-06-2017, 11:49 PM
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It depends on the subject matter. If I want American political analysis I like FoxNews' Tucker Carlson. One of the very few regrets of not having a TV is I rarely get to watch.

If I want middleast Arab view I like Al Jazeera.

For general world news the BEEB reigns supreme and without competition.

For general US national news I rely almost exclusively on NPR.

I regularly (many times daily) Check GoogleNews.

For political theory I watch HBO (Game of Thrones).
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Garbage. Not sure if that was your gotcha or you just posted garbage again. Methodology is bad, the "interpretation" of the data is even worse.
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NPR, BBC, the local paper.
Majority of the polling was liberal/moderates.

Isn't that the same crowd wanting to kill everything Trump?
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Old 08-07-2017, 12:17 AM
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Dooooode! You just don't get it!!!

Hating Trump is POPULAR!

The more stuff you run in that vein the more truthful you are.

Why?

Because I say so.
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Old 08-07-2017, 12:29 AM
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Garbage. Not sure if that was your gotcha or you just posted garbage again. Methodology is bad, the "interpretation" of the data is even worse.
CBS Marketwatch is garbage?

LOL..... poll done by the left and you're poping your wad?

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CBS Marketwatch is garbage?

LOL..... poll done by the left and you're poping your wad?

LOL
Yes that cbs market watch lol. Google is your friend. Jesus dude, how many times have we been through this now? Whatever the study was, it's garbage based on methodology, don't care who did it.
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Old 08-07-2017, 12:50 AM
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Yes that cbs market watch lol. Google is your friend. Jesus dude, how many times have we been through this now? Whatever the study was, it's garbage based on methodology, don't care who did it.
I agree......however, most will suck it up w/o any reservation as to accuracy.

Just like the MSM news spin cycle.
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Speaking of having no reservations of accuracy, you might want to look up who owns marketwatch before posting about it.
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Old 08-07-2017, 08:22 AM
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So.....

I look at the artistry of the graph. The upper part is sort of linear/stair-steppy and the bottom half is kinda logarithmic. Odd. I wonder why.

So I go to the article. Looked at the political leanings of the sampled respondents. One side has yuge differences in the categories and the other side is a bit smoother. One side has a smaller sample size than the other.

Hmmm.

And there appears to be nearly equal number of sources trusted and I trusted.

I suspect somebody did fancy math to approximate a normal distribution.
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For me it's NPR, BBC, CNN, Deutsche Welle, AlJazeera for actual broadcast services, ie stuff you actually hear, watch or read over the radio/web etc. I haven't bothered with a US TV news outfit in years.

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