Gallup: Americans’ distrust of the media hits a new high

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    so what we've been saying about BIAS..
    links and graphs at site


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    posted at 11:21 am on September 21, 2012 by Erika Johnsen
    Whaaaaat? The American public is growing increasingly suspicious that they’re being fed a steady stream of waffle by a media establishment that does everything within its power to not only play up Romney’s “gaffes,” but to tell us in advance exactly how we should feel about them and to steamroll over President Obama’s failures, all while more or less glossing over the disastrous goings-on of the world at large? What is the world coming to! From Gallup:

    Americans’ distrust in the media hit a new high this year, with 60% saying they have little or no trust in the mass media to report the news fully, accurately, and fairly. Distrust is up from the past few years, when Americans were already more negative about the media than they had been in years prior to 2004. …

    This year’s decline in media trust is driven by independents and Republicans. The 31% and 26%, respectively, who express a great deal or fair amount of trust are record lows and are down significantly from last year. Republicans’ level of trust this year is similar to what they expressed in the fall of 2008, implying that they are especially critical of election coverage.

    Not surprisingly, when broken down by party, Democrats place the greatest trust in the mainstream media with 58 percent feeling a-okay with their news coverage, but only 26 percent of Republicans do. What is interesting, though, is that after independents’ trust in the media fell below the 50-percent mark in 2004, it’s only continued on a downward trajectory, and only 31 of independents today are feeling good about about the media painting a fair, accurate, and complete picture of the current political scene.

    What has me really raising my eyebrow (the left one, to be specific), however, is how people replied to the question of whether or not they’re paying particularly close to this presidential-election news cycle.

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    Of course. When even Fox is reporting Romney's rapidly dropping numbers, what else would Staph and the rest of the 'Conservatives' have left to say. And after the election, it will be all the media's fault.
     
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    Your lying ass fucking hero is in the midst of his Middle East debacle blowing up in his face, while across the world he - the President of the United States - burns in effigy because of his own incompetence, ignorance, and inexperience. And the jerk thought he could get away with covering his feckless administration's catastrophic intelligence screwup with lies until the election. But dead Americans are hard to hide, and folks know the game he tried to play.

    In a few short weeks the people will send this jive talking fool back where he belongs.
     
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    In this whole election mess of protecting obama's ass, the real loser, whether obama wins or not is going to be the media. Once trust is lost it may never be regained. The media has been lying to use ever since Walter Cronkite said the US lost the Tet Offensive.
     
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    Journalism is virtually dead, at least what it was.

    Everyone has a slant.
     
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    Journalists call themselves the Gang of 500. They control what we see and hear. Since they are liberals, everything we get is liberal propaganda.
     
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    The Blaze, Breitbart, drudge, newsmax, FoxNews, etc.. are liberal propaganda?

    Interesting how you always up the ante of craziness.
     
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    You suggest that since there are some voices against liberal propaganda, it means that liberal propaganda doesn't exist. That's just not true.


    ABC News published a weekday morning news summary called The Note beginning January 14, 2002. Mark Halperin founded The Note and coined the term “Gang of 500”—politicians, lobbyists, consultants, and journalists who shape Washington, DC’s political agenda. The term “Gang of 500” was used in 2004 and is still used, even though the Internet and Twitter have expanded the influence of many more people into politics.

    The Big Apple: Gang of 500
     
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    That's not what I suggest, try again.
     

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