Apparently, keeping it fair and balanced works in the classroom as well as the newsroom.
A high school student in a class called “Modern Media & Society” was asked where they got their news from. Their half-page response is going viral and probably gives many people hope that at least some millennials don’t get their news from “The Daily Show.”
Although this story is about a year old, it is still a refreshing reminder that there is hope for the future of America.
As you can see, the student chose Fox News over other sources. “I prefer the conservative approach to media because I find the liberal media is centered more on emotions rather than facts,” the student writes.
“Although this may be a one-sided source that leans to the conservative right, for the most part I am pleased with the content of news that is available and I despise other networks’ coverage that shows favoritism to the current sycophants in office.”
The student got an A, as well as a nod from their teacher saying that they prefer Fox News too–and includes praise for using the word “sycophants.”
While this may be one of the few high schoolers who tunes in to Neil Cavuto and Greta Van Susteren, he or she certainly isn’t the only one who trusts Fox News over other media outlets. In addition to handily beating the competition in the ratings, Fox was also named the “most trusted news network” in a Quinnipiac University poll.
Fox News was most trusted by 29 percent of respondents, with CNN second at 22 percent. CBS and NBC were tied for third with just over 10 percent each.
Also notable in the poll was the fact that only 14 percent of self-identified Democrats trusted MSNBC.
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter earlier this month, Fox News Chairman and CEO Roger Ailes says this level of trust has led to the network becoming so big that its real competition isn’t other news networks but cable entertainment monoliths like ESPN and TNT.
“I flip to MSNBC occasionally to make sure their blind pig didn’t find an acorn. But they never have once,” Ailes said. “I don’t watch much CNN, they got out of the news business in primetime. But I look to see if they have a good documentary or movie. If they do, I’ll watch that.”
Rest assured that, if Ailes is hoping to capture the next generation of fair and balanced minds, they have at least one teenager who is behind them.
h/t: Young Conservatives
This post originally appeared on Western Journalism – Equipping You With The Truth