August 7, 2020

Gallup and the Knight Foundation just released a massive poll on Americans’ views of the media. No wonder people weren’t as outraged as the media thought they should be when President Trump called them “the enemy of the people!”

The survey of more than 20,000 adults found pessimism about the news media delivering factual, nonpartisan information deepening. A staggering 86% of Americans see at least a “significant” amount of bias in the media (49% see “a great deal” of it), and 73% say there’s “too much bias in the reporting of news stories that are supposed to be objective.” They don’t buy that it’s unintentional or just their subjective perceptions: 54% believe the media knowingly misrepresent facts, and 28% think they make up facts entirely (believe me, I could do a “Fake News” feature every day.)

As for all the divisiveness that the media blame on Donald Trump: 48% of Americans say the reporters deserve “a great deal” of blame for our deep political divisions, while another 36% let them off easy with only “a moderate amount” of the blame.

Of course, you probably won’t be surprised to learn that Republicans express more negative sentiments about every aspect of the media’s performance than Democrats. Maybe that’s because you’re less likely to be negative about people who are biased toward your side. But then, to approve of their bias is to admit they’re biased. And since 86% of Americans agree they are (and 86% aren’t Republicans), that means a lot of Democrats must know the news they’re watching isn’t objective or trustworthy, but they approve of it anyway. These Americans are known as “MSNBC viewers.”

Here’s Stephen Kruiser of PJ Media, with some bluntly-expressed examples of the most egregious recent media bias and why it’s so dangerous to America.

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  • Denise Petersimes

    08/11/2020 06:00 PM

    Look at the picture. It looks like dumb and dumber.

  • Denise Petersimes

    08/11/2020 05:57 PM

    Cuomo and Lemon are the worst thing that could be on the news. Those 2 are so stupid and ignorant I wouldn't let them deliver me a newspaper.

  • Pat Parnell

    08/09/2020 05:34 PM

    I totally agree with them I no longer watch main stream media makes me sick.

  • Cilia Vidal

    08/09/2020 07:30 AM

    It has been so obvious that they are all on script. They all use the same phrases (word for word) and it is always negative and biased. When you use the same verbiage over and over it is a way to ingrain the message into the public’s brain and will be repeated at nausea until those that are brain dead will start believing the lie and will continue passing it along. It’s called brain washing not news reporting.

  • Del Vanderbeek

    08/07/2020 05:22 PM

    I believe the main stream news media (CBS, NBC, ABC, CNN, MSNBC, FOX) deliberately and intentionally lie and report biased information about most of their news reports. They have lied, been dishonest and hypocritical about almost everything President Trump says and does since he has been elected president and before. All of their reporting about President Trump are intended and designed to try to make Him look bad and sway All Americans to not support him.

  • Jeffrey Hooyman

    08/07/2020 04:22 PM

    What ever happened to reporting the news like Walter Cronkite. No opinions news. Was he a Republican or Democrat. Nobody knows but he told you the news

  • Joan YoungI

    08/07/2020 02:51 PM

    I am very skeptical of almost everything I hear on the news.

  • Milford Koehn

    08/07/2020 02:27 PM

    It is astonishing how the media portrays news.
    I find myself picking and choosing what I want to believe
    Instead of knowing I’m hearing the whole truth and facts
    The Bible tells us they will call evil good and good evil

  • Gary Cheyne

    08/07/2020 02:09 PM

    I miss the days of journalists reporting just the news. Not their opinions. They're all trying to be celebrities today. I only trust a handfull of them.