Remember how we all came together fifteen years ago on the day after 9/11? Look around. What happened to that togetherness? Are people right in saying the partisan hacks in the media fed this beast?
Are the media driven by truth or by partisan story telling? Check these stats out.
A major pollster has some stark news: “Americans’ trust and confidence in the mass media ‘to report the news fully, accurately and fairly’ has dropped to its lowest level in Gallup polling history, with 32 percent saying they have a great deal or fair amount of trust in the media. This is down eight percentage points from last year,” writes Art Swift, an analyst for the Gallup poll, which first asked the nation to weigh in on the press in 1972.
..“Over the history of the entire trend, Americans’ trust and confidence hit its highest point in 1976, at 72 percent, in the wake of widely lauded examples of investigative journalism regarding Vietnam and the Watergate scandal,” Mr. Swift said.
“Republicans who say they have trust in the media has plummeted to 14 percent from 32% a year ago. This is easily the lowest confidence among Republicans in 20 years,” the analyst noted.
Among Democrats, the number is 51 percent, among independents, it is 30 percent.
It ‘just so happens’ that Democrats are trying to capture their usual voting blocks by accusing Republicans of racism (who was Hillary’s mentor again?) and by ginning up racial divide by giving discredited claims like ‘hands up don’t shoot’ plenty of media attention, and false legitimacy.
Now we see cities on fire over racial tensions. Did the media’s favorite race-baiting charlatans have something to do with this? We know what WE think. What do YOU think?
Two ways to have your say: the poll and the comments.
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