The following article, Americans’ Trust in the Media Falls to ANOTHER New Low, was first published on .
It seems that every year, now, America’s trust in the mainstream media falls to yet another new low, and this year is no exception.
According to the latest I&I/TIPP Poll, Americans trust the media even less than last year.
According to Issues & Insights, the poll asks two basic questions on the topic:
First, “Generally speaking, how much trust do you have in the traditional or established news media (Example: Washington Post, New York Times, NPR, CBS News, etc.) to report the news accurately and fairly?”
Second, “Generally speaking, how much trust do you have in the alternative news media (Example: New York Post, Washington Times, NewsMax, The Daily Caller, RealClearPolitics, etc.) to report the news accurately and fairly?”
Sadly for both the health of the country and the legitimacy of the media, the results are not good.
For the major media, 63% of those responding said they either had “little trust” (29%) or “no trust at all” (34%). Just 30% said they had either “a lot of trust” (8%) or “quite a bit of trust” (22%). Just 6% said they were “not sure.”
Of all the major demographic breakdowns, only one group expressed majority trust in the media: Self-described liberals, with 52% saying they trusted the traditional outlets, but a nearly-as-large 44% saying they didn’t trust the media. That compares with conservatives (19% “trust,” 78% “no or little trust”) and moderates (30% “trust,” 61% “no or little trust”).
A similar result was seen for the “alternative news media.” Within that media grouping, only 21% said they had either “a lot of trust” (6%) or “quite a bit of trust” (15%), while 70% said they had only “little trust” (49%) or “no trust” (21%). Another 9% answered “not sure.”
“In short, America’s big media have a massive public relations disaster on their hands,” the website drily added.
And this poll was taken BEFORE the media lied and said that Israel bombed a Gaza hospital “killing 500 Palestinians.”
The poll was taken Sept. 27-29 from among 1,378 adults around the country and has a margin of error of 2.7 percentage points.
The Hamas bombing of the parking lot of their own hospital (killing maybe about 50) occurred on Oct. 17.
The media lies with its every story, every report, every tweet, and breath. They don’t deserve for the people to trust them.
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