59% of Fox News Viewers: Trump Acted Appropriately on Jan. 6

  
Via:  John Russell  •  2 months ago  •  11 comments

By:   Tommy Christopher (Mediaite)

59% of Fox News Viewers: Trump Acted Appropriately on Jan. 6
Even after damaging hearings began, a whopping 59 percent of Fox News viewers say then-President Donald Trump "behaved appropriately" on Jan. 6.

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Even after damaging hearings began, a whopping 59 percent of Fox News viewers say then-President Donald Trump "behaved appropriately" on Jan. 6.

The House Select Committee Investigating the Jan. 6 Attack on the Capitol began hearings last Thursday in primetime with shocking evidence that included Vice-Chair Liz Cheney's revelation that witnesses will testify about Trump's reaction to chants of "Hang Mike Pence!" — namely, that his VP "deserved" to be hanged.

Fox News did not carry that first hearing live, although their newscasters did cover the proceedings on the lower-rated Fox Business Network. Even so, according to a new Yahoo! News/YouGov poll, 53 percent of Fox News viewers either watched live (22%) or caught news coverage later (31%). While a majority, that's significantly lower than the numbers of CNN (72%) and MSNBC (90%) viewers who watched live or saw coverage later.

Consequently, or coincidentally, there were large disparities on certain questions. Respondents were asked "Do you believe Donald Trump behaved appropriately or inappropriately on January 6, 2021, the day of the attack on the U.S. Capitol?"

While only 19% of CNN viewers and 19% of MSNBC viewers said Trump acted "appropriately," triple that number of Fox News viewers — 59 percent — said the same, and only 21% said he acted "inappropriately."

Only Trump voters (65%) and Republicans (61%) were more likely to say Trump acted appropriately, within the margin of error for these subgroups.

Similar disparities were evident on other related questions:

  • Do you agree or disagree that Donald Trump incited his supporters to attack the U.S. Capitol? Agree — CNN:68% Fox News:24% MSNBC:71%
  • Do you believe the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol was part of a conspiracy to overturn the election? Yes — CNN:69% Fox News:24% MSNBC:70%
  • Do you approve or disapprove of the Congressional committee investigating the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol? Approve — CNN:73% Fox News:30% MSNBC:77%

Read the full poll here.

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JohnRussell
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1  seeder  JohnRussell    2 months ago
"Do you believe Donald Trump behaved appropriately or inappropriately on January 6, 2021, the day of the attack on the U.S. Capitol?"
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 59 percent of Fox News viewers said Trump acted "appropriately"
 
 
 
TᵢG
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2  TᵢG    2 months ago

It is rather amazing that 41% of that audience recognize Trump's behavior as inappropriate.   Fox News has, over the past several years, turned into MAGA central.

 
 
 
bugsy
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2.1  bugsy  replied to  TᵢG @2    2 months ago

Maybe, but really no different than CNN and MSDNC being the mouthpiece of the country's illiterate.

I would MUCH rather be a MAGA than a liberal....or a liberal that claims to be "independent", as would most sane Americans.

 
 
 
TᵢG
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2.1.1  TᵢG  replied to  bugsy @2.1    2 months ago
Maybe, but really no different than CNN and MSDNC being the mouthpiece of the country's illiterate.

What on Earth are you talking about?   Illiterate?   What a bizarre thing to dream up out of thin air.

I would MUCH rather be a MAGA than a liberal....or a liberal that claims to be "independent", as would most sane Americans.

I have found that the more extreme one is the more everyone else looks like 'the other side'.    Someone who is hard core MAGA probably cannot distinguish an independent from a liberal and probably cannot even conceive of the notion of making political decisions outside of the framework (and 'safe' guidance) of a particular party.

 
 
 
bugsy
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2.1.2  bugsy  replied to  TᵢG @2.1.1    2 months ago

My post stands.

Illiterate is what I posted....and meant.

Someone who is hard core leftist usually don't see that in themselves, as they are so narcissist, they believe everyone should believe how they feel.

 
 
 
TᵢG
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2.1.3  TᵢG  replied to  bugsy @2.1.2    2 months ago
Illiterate is what I posted....and meant.

Yeah, I figured you could not explain that nonsense.  

 
 
 
bugsy
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2.1.4  bugsy  replied to  TᵢG @2.1.3    2 months ago

Nope...I explained it quite well.

Just because YOU don't understand it is not my fault.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
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2.1.5  seeder  JohnRussell  replied to  TᵢG @2.1.3    2 months ago

I know some people dont like me saying so, but Bugsy's comments to you are borderline trolling.

Then again maybe he doesnt know what illiterate means. 

 
 
 
Right Down the Center
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2.1.6  Right Down the Center  replied to  bugsy @2.1.2    2 months ago

Someone who is hard core leftist usually don't see that in themselves, as they are so narcissist, they believe everyone should believe how they feel.

BINGO!

 
 
 
Tessylo
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2.1.7  Tessylo  replied to  JohnRussell @2.1.5    2 months ago

Borderline?

 
 
 
Tacos!
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3  Tacos!    2 months ago

There’s nothing appropriate about the whole “Stop the Steal” campaign. No part of it was appropriate.

 
 

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