Brutal News For The Mainstream Media Amid The Unraveling Of The Story About Actor Jussie Smollett Being Attacked By ‘MAGA’ Supporters
Brutal News For The Mainstream Media Amid The Unraveling Of The Story About Actor Jussie Smollett Being Attacked By ‘MAGA’ Supporters By Susan Duclos – All News PipeLine
Apparently the only people that think the liberal “mainstream” media is doing a good job, are radical liberals and the journalists that are part of the industry, according to a new brutal IBD/TIPP poll.
A brief look at the numbers before detailing the most recent example of why the majority of Americans have lost even more trust in the media over just the past two years. The important segment of the population to watch is the Independents, because generally they are the ones that are more down the middle partisan-wise. Also note the amount of Democrats are noting the media bias, and media agenda.
BY THE NUMBERS:
• 69 percent think the news media “is more concerned with advancing its points of view rather than reporting all the facts.” Only 29 percent of the public disagrees with that statement. That includes 72 percent of independents, 95 percent of Republicans, and 43 percent of Democrats.
• 59 percent say that the press covers issues in a way “that seeks to delegitimize the views held by President Trump and his supporters.” 60 percent of independents and 93 percent of Republicans agree with that. While they do not specify the number of Democrats that agreed with the statement, approximately 24 percent would have had to agree in order to average the 59 percent. (60+93+24 = 177 |177 divided by 3 = 59 percent)
• 53 percent say they agree that the media “prematurely declared President Trump guilty of collusion with Russia without sufficient evidence.” On this, too, most independents, 55 percent, agree. So do more than one in five 22 percent of Democrats.
Geographically, those in the Midwest and the South are mostly likely to say their trust in the press has declined (52% and 57%, respectively) since Trump took office. Men are far more likely than women (54% vs. 47%). And those with incomes over $75,000 (51% of home distrust the media more) more than lower-income households.
When the media loses the trust of the majority of Independents that believe the media is agenda driven, not factual, and are extremely biased against the President and his supporters, and that the media has pushed a story, almost non-stop for over two years, that had no evidence to support it, they have a major problem.
The fact that even 43 percent of Democrats also see the media pushing an agenda rather than facts, shows a significant decrease in trust by the media’s own party, the Democrats. With 24 percent observing the media attacks on President Trump and his supporters, and 22 doubting the entire “Russia collusion” narrative, the overall level of confidence in any “mainstream” media narrative takes a massive hit overall, since an overwhelming majority of Independents and Republicans distrust the industry as a whole.
In other words, the media’s far lurch to the radical left, becoming the propaganda arm of the Democrat party, rather than “informing” the public of straight news without opinion, has harmed the trust in the journalists themselves and the news outlets they work for, as evidenced by many liberal outlets having to cut staff recently.
In February, Vice Media, McClatchy company, and Machinima announced layoffs and buyouts, respectively, that brought the number of media jobs eliminated in 2019 to over 2,200.
The cuts follow layoff announcements at BuzzFeed, Verizon, and Gannett, the largest newspaper publisher in the US.
FAKE, MISLEADING AGENDA DRIVEN NEWS IS THE CAUSE
Examples can be found, and we at ANP have documented a number of them over the past nearly three years, of outright fake news being peddled by CNN, NYT, WAPO, BuzzFeed and television talking heads and others, as well as misleading headlines, false assertions that have had to be walked back, some articles having to be completely deleted, and an unprecedented number of editor’s notes and corrections having to be added subsequent to publishing because they got almost everything wrong.