Fox News host Howard Kurtz was reporting on a Monmouth University poll about whether the media regularly or occasionally report fake news on April 8.
A graphic appeared on screen that said,”Who do you trust more?” and Fox News came in last at 30 percent.”
Kurtz responded by saying, “This is not the graphic we’re looking for, hold off, take that down please.”
In response, Kurtz posted a statement on Facebook on April 9 in which he complained about the media coverage of the incident, and explained that the graphic was aired out of sequence, but was later used on the show:
The AP reported my request to take down the graphic and ended the story there, creating a false impression by not mentioning that I called for the very same graphic shortly afterward. This echoed partisan chatter online that I had somehow panicked or didn’t want to show the poll graphic, which is flatly contradicted by reality.
For the record, the Monmouth poll found that 30 percent of those surveyed said they trusted Fox more and 20 percent said they trusted Trump more. Another 37 percent said they trusted both equally.
The poll found that respondents trusted CNN more than Trump by 48 to 35 percent, but only 13 percent trusted both equally. The survey said those questioned trusted MSNBC more than Trump by a 45-32 margin, but only 16 percent trust both equally.
I felt viewers deserved all the facts. That’s more than I can say for the AP, which owes me a correction.