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Tuesday, July 7, 2015

New Survey Reveals Bad News For The Mainstream Media

 If you’re ever surfing the web or watching the news and wondering if you’re the only one who can’t take MSM seriously, you’re not alone.
According to the 2015 State of the First Amendment survey, only 24 percent of Americans believe that "overall, the news media tries to report the news without bias.” A big, fat 70 percent disagreed with that statement.
And I’m just over here laughing. Publications like the New York Times and news networks like CNN pride themselves on their so-called unbiased reporting.
Honestly, these liberal publications and stations wouldn’t be able to survive if they didn’t pretend that they were on the straight and narrow. Faking objectivity is the only way they can maintain viewership.
Maybe part of this has to do with professional lying journalist, Brian Williams. Or maybe CNN’s whole “black hole” Malaysian plane theory threw everyone off.  Or maybe people are getting sick of the NY Times bombshell hit pieces on Marco Rubio. (First traffic violations, then his boat, and now they tell us that ”ordinary Cubans don’t like him. How could he EVER be president without the approval of the Castros?!)
A flurry of headlines in recent months about the journalistic sins of high-profile media personalities – Brian Williams, who was demoted at NBC for lying; and ABC's George Stephanopoulos, a former aide to then-President Bill Clinton whose contribution to the Clinton Foundation came to light recently -- may have negatively influenced respondents' feelings about the news media, the study said.
 Older audiences are more likely to buy into the media's mantle of objectivity, with 26% of those 50 or older agreeing with the claim. Only 7% of 18-29 year olds agree. Democrats (36%) are much more likely to believe in the news media try to report without bias as opposed to Republicans (19%).
The survey had some additional interesting results. (And by interesting I mean disturbing.) Apparently, 19 percent of Americans believe the First Amendment goes too far. Believe it or not, that percentage has significantly dropped since last year. (It was 38 percent.)
"Once again there is a falloff in the number of those who say the First Amendment goes too far when we move away from a terrorist attack," says Gene Policinski, chief operating officer of the Newseum Institute, one of the authors of the study. "We ought to be very vigilant when these attacks occur" and not hastily pass laws that limit freedoms. "The law are permanent, the emotions that surround these events are not."
Oh, and it gets worse.
The survey found that one-third of Americans can’t name any rights guaranteed in the First Amendment. Not one.
And those are probably the same people who voted for Obama.  
On the bright side, at least 70 percent of Americans know that MSM's filled with professional liars. So there’s that. Not all hope is lost. 
From COTR
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I guaranty this is not only in America, over here, up north it's even worse, so much so, most don't even watch national news, personally, I rather get it online, make up my own mind.  
And when you try to point it out in their comment section, well some of them go ape sh*t.
Cbc been the worse, but ctv, global, tvo, they are all in on it, even trying to sway voters the way they see who we should vote for...
New form of democracy or just an evolution of what has always been there?

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