Sunday, April 17, 2016

Virtually nobody trusts the mainstream media

Associated Press: "Poll: Vast majority of Americans don't trust the news media."
Just 6 percent of people say they have a lot of confidence in the media, putting the news industry about equal to Congress and well below the public's view of other institutions. In this presidential campaign year, Democrats were more likely to trust the news media than Republicans or independents.
I'll bet they do, given they're a division of the Democratic party.  If I could offer up just one recent example: the Democrats recently had their ridiculous Equal Pay Day in their "war on women" narrative and major networks followed their marching orders.  Virtually nobody outside of the conservative blogs reported that Hillary pays her female staff much less than male staffers.

Looking back at the Obamacare debate: is there a single warning by those opposed to this law that has not come true?  (No, you can't keep your insurance.  No, your premiums will not go down by $2500.  The way the mandates are set up will send the insurance companies into a death spiral.)  But the narrative back then was "Republicans want you sick."  Media bias is real and it's about time that Americans noticed; if only the media could be so introspective.

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