The media love to flatter themselves that “Trump’s LIES” are the reason people don’t trust them to be honest and objective. But before Trump ever came down the Trump Tower escalator to enter politics, I’d already published a book, “God, Guns, Grits and Gravy” (https://www.amazon.com/Guns-Grits-Gravy-Mike-Huckabee/dp/1250060990/), warning media and political elites in NYC, L.A. and DC that they were completely out of touch with the rest of America. They spent so little time visiting or talking to 90% of the nation that they arrogantly referred to their own target audience as “flyover country.”
Their arrogance and ignorance sprang from their lack of interest in finding out what the people really thought. So no wonder it came as a shock when Trump won the presidency. They thought he had brainwashed all those voters when he was actually just saying the things they’d been saying for years, but the elites in the media and political capitals just weren’t listening.
Now, all these years later, and they’ve still learned nothing from Trump’s rise or my book. A new Rasmussen poll reveals yet again how hopelessly out of touch they are with the vast majority of Americans.
The pollster asked likely voters to rank the issues of most importance in the midterm elections, and asked members of the US legacy media the same question. Here’s what voters said was most important, in order from #1: Gas prices, inflation, the economy, violent crime, election integrity, school issues, election cheating and illegal immigration.
Here’s what the media members said were the most important issues, in order: Climate change, abortion rights, the January 6th Capitol riot investigation, COVID-19, LGBTQ issues and Ukraine.
As Monica Showalter at American Thinker points out, that’s a perfect score for the media: not a single issue that they think is most important appears on the list of the public’s concerns, nor do any of the public’s concerns appear on the media’s list. And they wonder why their ratings are in the outhouse? But as Ms Showalter writes, the media are undeterred by the public’s lack of interest in their obsessions and just keep hammering away, thinking they can force us to care about what they care about. In fact, all they’re doing is driving away viewers and readers and putting themselves out of business.
A new Pew Research Center has more proof of the disconnect between the major media outlets and the American public (as well as reality.)
That survey found that media members think they’re doing a great job in these five areas: covering the most important stories of the day, reporting the news accurately, serving as a watchdog over elected leaders, giving voice to the underrepresented and managing/correcting misinformation (i.e., the laughable “fact-checkers.”) The public, however, begs to differ. The biggest gap was in “Reporting the news accurately.” 65% of media members think they’re doing a very or somewhat good job of that. 35% of the public agrees.
Question: if you owned a restaurant and were convinced you served really good food, but only 35% of the public agreed, how long do you think you’d stay in business?
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06/27/2022 09:17 AM
You are right on point about the fake news media. My husband and I rarely turn in the television anymore and only watch local news.
06/27/2022 09:08 AM
Amazing Facebook will not allow me to post any of this.
06/27/2022 02:19 AM
We have been invaded from within by the oil rich Terrorist Nations who failed to destroy us by force on 9-11"and began their covert invasion by buying rom within beginning after 9-11 when the Trrrorist Nations ommanded by Mohammed failed to destroy the (American) Infidel by force.
At that time as reported in Bloomberg's publications, to share holders, they began buying up control of our media and grooming Obama for public office.
Along with control of our pharmaceutical industries and other devious methods they have nowvacquired the power to invade and destroy our country from within.
It is all being realized with the illegal election of the empty puppet, President, Joe Biden.
06/26/2022 05:28 PM
A good example is the media's take on the Supreme Court decision on Friday. It still insists that the majority of American's support abortion on demand. For years thousands have joined the Right to Life March in Washington DC but it has always been mostly ignored by the media.
06/26/2022 03:39 PM
I haven't watched the local news in over 2 years. My family and I stopped watching Fox News last May. 1 time a week we watch Newsmax. Mostly John Kelly .
06/26/2022 02:16 PM
A few months back I asked myself how the news media was making ends meet when they seem to be so out of touch with the majority of viewers. Where's the money coming from that keeps them alive? Now I'm not a brainiac nor am I a genius with a computer, but I set out to see who owned these companies. Well, most of the information kind of trailed off into oblivion, and I almost gave up. I kept looking and one name popped up in the shadows of every major news network, ABC, NBC, CBS, and CNN—Disney. The Disney family are major investors in all of the aforementioned network news organizations according to what I was able to find by simple searches on the internet.
As I said, I'm no expert, and I did find the information on the Internet, so accept it with that risk. Maybe you know some people who could do a better job, at least a more trustworthy job of determining where these people’s money comes from? I say this because I can’t see how they can stay in business when their viewership has dwindled so much.
06/26/2022 11:07 AM
Well stated. Your newsletter is a pleasure to read every day.Thankyou for keeping the news real.
06/23/2022 04:37 PM
Rationalization is strong in human behavioral traits. to admit you are a lying sack of Schiff is difficult for anyone. Or even confessing sins to God, instead we have a tendency to think, God has allowed a back door to bring in some old stuff I should get rid of? Or like now, certainly the republicans are no more sinless than the democrats. bearing false witness, not loving neighbor or enemies, and the like. It has always been a balance of the two evils of these two parties. Just like church, the two parties do have bad actors, not by accident necessarily, but by design.
Like Racism, I still have a picture of a black guy in Little Rock being kicked by some white dude during the school desegregation and the little girl being howled at by the white youngsters of that day. I wonder if any of them that are still living looked and seen themselves in those pictures. But on the other hand, Daley sr. and Daley jr. of Chicago mayoral history were not dixiecrats. Even now I read where Chicago still has redlining in its housing unwritten rules category.
But alas, poor Yorich, I knew him well.