Back in December of 2013, Media Matters for America declared victory in its war on FOX News.

Unfortunately for MMFA, American news consumers disagree.

According to a new Quinnipiac poll, FOX News is doing just fine:

Fox News Has Most Trusted Coverage, Or Not, Quinnipiac University National Poll Finds; Tina Fey, Dennis Miller Top Choices To Replace Stewart

FOX News offers the most trusted network and cable news coverage, 29 percent of American voters say, when asked to compare the major TV news outlets in a Quinnipiac University National poll released today. But when network news is examined on a case-by-case basis, FOX drops in the ratings.

In the comparison rankings, CNN gets 22 percent, with NBC News and CBS News at 10 percent each, 8 percent for ABC News and 7 percent for MSNBC, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University Poll finds.

When asked, “Do you trust the journalistic coverage provided by FOX News,” 20 percent of U.S. voters say “a great deal” and 35 percent say “somewhat.” Scores for other networks are:

NBC News – 14 percent “a great deal” and 46 percent “somewhat;”
ABC News – 14 percent “a great deal” and 50 percent “somewhat;”
CBS News – 14 percent “a great deal” and 50 percent “somewhat;”
MSNBC – 11 percent “a great deal” and 41 percent “somewhat;”
CNN – 18 percent “a great deal” and 43 percent “somewhat.”

The big winner is local television news, trusted by 19 percent of voters “a great deal” and by 52 percent “somewhat.”

“FOX News may be the most trusted in the network and cable news race, but they all take a back seat to your local news,” said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll.

Bill O’Reilly made this the focus of his opening monologue last night.

He got some help from Charles Krauthammer who pointed out that the success of FOX News is built on the bias of the liberal mainstream media.

The MSM doesn’t like to be challenged.

Too bad for them.