Fox News has been named the most trusted network in the US.

Yup, despitemoreexamplesofquestionableprogrammingthanwecouldactuallyincludetolinkouttointhissentence, the news channel of Bill O'Reilly and Sean Hannity is number one in terms of trust.

The poll of 1,286 registered voters, conducted between February 26 and March 2 by Quinnipiac University, unsurprisingly found a sharp divide in exactly who is putting their trust in Fox News.

On his eponymous show last night, O'Reilly put forward a theory for why Fox News polarises opinion so much.

It is, of course, a liberal media conspiracy.

Hating Fox News is about competition, power and money, at the highest levels.

If FNC [the Fox News channel] did not exist, America would be a far different place. And the far-left ideology would have a far easier time. But we do exist, and now dominate the primetime news cycle. Not good news for progressive politicians, the liberal media and crazed zealots on both sides.

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