In these terribly polarized and divisive times, it’s heartening to find one thing that large majorities of all political persuasions can agree on. So I’d like to extend my sincere gratitude to the Trafalgar Group and Convention of States for their new survey that found that 62.7% of Democrats, 76.1% of Independents and 90.3% of Republicans agree that the news media is biased and primarily focused on advancing their own political opinions and agendas rather than finding and reporting the facts.
Glenn Greenwald, one of the few remaining examples of the Unicorn-like species known as an actual journalist, said, “This is an extraordinary (though unsurprising) finding. Most amazing is that the corporate sector of the US media is failing in every respect: financially, culturally, collapsing trust.” Yet a spokesperson for the poll takers said the media don’t seem to realize that the average American now knows they’re biased because with the Internet, they can see in real time the difference between the actual facts of a story and what the media say about it.
I pass this story on because you probably won’t hear it in the mainstream media. Or if they do mention it, they’ll claim the poll said, “People LOVE us!”