VOTING RECAP > If 9/11 Victims Were Hacked, Would Fox News Be Finished?

SodaHead Analysis 2011/07/21 21:12:52
Phone hacking?

We thought that only happened in John Grisham novels, or old episodes of "Hawaii 5-0."

Who would have thought that such a quaint spying technique would be the possible undoing of one of the richest and most powerful men alive? With accusations flying that Rupert Murdoch's tabloid The News of the World is responsible for hacking everyone from celebrities to murdered schoolgirl Milly Dowler, reporters have begun theorizing that if it comes to light that 9/11 victims were involved in the scandal it would be curtains for Murdoch's Fox News as well. SodaHead voted passionately on this possibility, and here's how the results currently stand:

NO WAY will that bring down Fox News.

It's not even close: Only 29% of you think that Fox News would be decimated by a 9/11-related hacking revelation. Seventeen percent remain unsure, while a whopping 54% feel confident the media giant could weather the storm.

Let's take a closer look at some other compelling stats:

• It's perhaps unsurprising that 86% of Conservatives and 89% of very conservative voters think Fox News would remain unscathed. What's intriguing is that Liberals don't seem to feel as strongly in the opposite direction: only 42% of Liberal and 50% of very liberal voters think that a 9/11 hack would destroy Murdoch's American stronghold. So either Liberals aren't giving much credence to the allegations, or they simply believe Murdoch to be the indestructible evil genius they've always known he was.

• Women aged 13-17 voted "No Way" a mere 29% of the time, a distant second from the next closest age range to vote similarly (18-24 year old men, 57%). Are young girls simply so pure of heart that they can't conceive of such a heinous act going unpunished? This demands further investigation.

• Great Britain isn't feeling too confident in Rupert these days: a hefty 44% of British voters voted "Fox News wouldn't survive the scandal" as opposed to 28% in the U.S.

Perhaps when you witness the demise of a 168-year-old newspaper seemingly overnight it's not too difficult to imagine a 14-year-old television network dropping off the face of the Earth.

Judging by your written opinions, one topic voters continue to debate is Fox News' legitimacy as a news organization. What do you think, SodaHead? Is it a beacon of truth or a den of deception? We reported, now we'll let you decide...

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  • mal 2011/07/21 22:28:23
    Is it true that the left is based on manipulation,fraud,intimidation and above all 0 class. I believe it's worse than that .

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  • james t... TruBluT... 2011/07/24 00:33:50
    james turner
    The Chinese want to colonize the moon(I'm sure the Liberals are behind this) the way they always micromanage everything hahaha,what a joke !!!
  • Barbara Hasler 2011/07/21 22:23:15
    Barbara Hasler
    Does that apply to the New York Times, MSNBC, etc,?
  • Fef 2011/07/21 22:21:25
    It doesn't surprise me that Conservatives believe Fox News Channel/News Corp could survive this hypothetical scandal.

    However, it surprised me that the Liberals didn't think it would bring down FNC.
  • JohnGalt Fef 2011/07/23 13:39:31
    I'd be curious to see if the Right would even consider it a scandal at all if it came from Fox....
  • Marek JohnGalt 2011/07/24 15:46:29
    I am not surprised, I know that left considers any sleazy tactics used by their sychophants in media legitimate way to gather or "rather" as it may be, the news.
  • FAWKES' NOOSE ~ ΔTX 2011/07/21 21:29:39
  • Jake - 4Q2 2011/07/21 21:16:10
    Jake - 4Q2
    No. Nature abhors a vaccum and if there are nothing but Obama ass kissers as reporters of news, another network will emerge (just like Fox did).
  • james t... Jake - 4Q2 2011/07/24 00:37:47
    james turner
    Nature loves your head,plenty of vacuum there.
  • Jake - 4Q2 james t... 2011/07/25 13:51:27
    Jake - 4Q2
    And everyone else loves yours, you give it so often.
  • Kaleoku... Jake - 4Q2 2011/07/24 00:45:30
    They can kiss anyone's ass they want, as long as they adhere to the Code of Ethics of the Society of Professional Journalists.
  • Jake - 4Q2 Kaleoku... 2011/07/25 13:51:51
    Jake - 4Q2
    Therein lies the rub.
  • hooda Jake - 4Q2 2011/07/25 23:34:42
    Exactly! There in lies the entire rub!

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