"Sneered at, laughed at, and spit upon by the mainstream media": Chris Hayes explains the paranoia behind Fox News' successs

"Everyone gets this wrong, including people who write about media for a living"

Joanna Rothkopf
March 12, 2015 5:30PM (UTC)

Fox News being dubbed the "most trusted" news network in the country is much like Slytherin winning the House Cup -- the victors are smug, self-righteous and you know some kind of dark, slimy magic is largely responsible.

On Wednesday evening's edition of "All In with Chris Hayes," host Chris Hayes explained why Fox News and other conservative media outlets have the hold that they do-- and it has a lot to do with the fact that there is only one major conservative network.


"There is a reason Fox News keeps being ranked as the most trusted news source in these polls and it is connected to the reason that Fox is as profitable and as highly rated as it is, which in turn is tied to both the media landscape and the way liberals and conservatives consume media," Hayes said. "And everyone gets this wrong, including people who write about media for a living."

He continued: "Conservative media outlets, like Fox News, spend day after day discouraging their viewers from watching other outlets, telling them they are being lied to, telling them they are being sneered at, and laughed at and spit upon by the mainstream media."

Watch the clip below, courtesy of Media Matters:

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