Humint Events Online: Trust in News Media Falls to New Low

Friday, September 18, 2009

Trust in News Media Falls to New Low

Gee, I wonder why.
In this year’s survey, 63 percent of respondents said news articles were often inaccurate and only 29 percent said the media generally “get the facts straight” — the worst marks Pew has recorded — compared with 53 percent and 39 percent in 2007.

Seventy-four percent said news organizations favored one side or another in reporting on political and social issues, and the same percentage said the media were often influenced by powerful interests. Those, too, are the worst marks recorded in Pew surveys.

Negative opinions grew since 2007 among both major parties, but significantly more so among Democrats. The percentage of Democrats calling the media inaccurate rose to 59, from 43; the percentage who said the media took sides rose to 67, from 54.
In general I would say this is good news, but probably a lot of this skepticism is from angry, racist, confused and/or idiotic wingnuts freaking out over a black dude being president.


Blogger nickname said...

This "survey" is designed to

reassure average Americans that

ALL Americans distrust the media.

In other words, what the NYT is

doing here is saying "look, don't

be so critical of our right-wing

perspective here at the NYT

because just as YOU don't trust

FOX, many rich people don't trust

Paul Krugman."

Never mind that many of us don't

trust the NYT OR FOX, because WE

know they both represent the

interests of only a very small

minority in this country.

9:53 AM  

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