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#269557 - 03/29/14 11:52 PM The Most and Least Liked TV Newscasters - From Scott Pelley to Chris Matthews
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Tony Maglio
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March 28, 2014

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The latest edition in TheWrap's Q Score series reveals MSNBC's "Hardball" host is ranked dead last among his media peers

What do you want in a newscaster? Accuracy? Ethics? A voice of reason in times of duress?

Or do you just want to like your anchor?

If the last part is most important to you, then channel-surf no further than Scott Pelley of the "CBS Evening News." The newsman topped TheWrap‘s list of most and least-liked newscasters, based on survey results from the Q Scores company.

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#269560 - 03/30/14 07:57 AM Re: The Most and Least Liked TV Newscasters - From Scott Pelley to Chris Matthews [Re: Golem]
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There are statistics, and then there are meaningless statistics. Amusing as it is (and there are many ways to be amused by the article), I have always found "Q" ratings particularly meaningless. What is particularly interesting, though, is how uninformed the 1800 participants in the survey were. They are, though, probably typical Americans who are generally poorly informed about most things not celebrity-based. I'd be willing to bet most knew a great deal about the Kardashians, Paris Hilton and Justin Bieber.
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#269565 - 03/30/14 10:45 AM Re: The Most and Least Liked TV Newscasters - From Scott Pelley to Chris Matthews [Re: NW Ponderer]
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Originally Posted By: NW Ponderer
There are statistics, and then there are meaningless statistics. Amusing as it is (and there are many ways to be amused by the article), I have always found "Q" ratings particularly meaningless. What is particularly interesting, though, is how uninformed the 1800 participants in the survey were. They are, though, probably typical Americans who are generally poorly informed about most things not celebrity-based. I'd be willing to bet most knew a great deal about the Kardashians, Paris Hilton and Justin Bieber.

Probably red-staters and pockets of red-state thinking within blue states. Interesting though, media personalities, TV shows, and products whole value is set by this Q Score.
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#269594 - 03/31/14 02:15 PM Re: The Most and Least Liked TV Newscasters - From Scott Pelley to Chris Matthews [Re: Golem]
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hmmm ... as i am not particularly interested in news commentary, i have not seen most of these folks to have formed an opinion, but some i have

intolerables
O'Really
Hannity
Matthews

tolerables
Cooper
Maddow

most of the rest i don't know and of the ones i have seen, well they are in the no opinion box
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#269637 - 04/03/14 07:37 AM Re: The Most and Least Liked TV Newscasters - From Scott Pelley to Chris Matthews [Re: Golem]
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#269643 - 04/03/14 09:29 AM Re: The Most and Least Liked TV Newscasters - From Scott Pelley to Chris Matthews [Re: keysersoze]
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Originally Posted By: keysersoze
Howard Beale.

He was apparently quite a frictional character...
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