Fox News Host Responds to Misleading Reports about ‘Least Trusted’ Graphic


On a Sunday night news segment called “Media Buzz,” Fox News accidentally posted a graphic with a poll at the wrong time on the show that revealed it lagged behind other competing networks in terms of news trustworthiness.

Host Howard Kurtz was talking about a different poll done by Monmouth University related to how often media outlets post “fake news” when the graphic was used out of sequence.

The poll on-screen showed the results of a different question, this one about trust in different news outlets. The chart showed that CNN came in at 48 percent trustworthy, while MSNBC was in second at 45 percent. Fox News came in third with 30 percent.

Kurtz quickly realized the mistake, and told producers to “take that down, please.” The poll was used at another point in time on the show.

Kurtz responded on incident on Facebook:

And Twitter: