A new survey from the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism in Oxford shows that Americans rank last out of 46 countries in the level of trust they have in the media.
“The United States ranks last in confidence in the media, with 29%, among 92,000 consumers of news surveyed in 46 countries,” Poynter. reports.
This should come as no surprise, given the state of our media, which acts as a propaganda wing.
That percentage falls significantly below the average for the other countries, which stands at 44% according to the survey, and well below Finland, which ranks first with 65% of its citizens trusting the media.
The United States also ranks fairly low with just 13% indicating they trust social media for their news.
The survey indicates that the media, both print and television, have been devastated by the disappearance of the “Trump coup.”
“Online traffic to the New York Times and the Washington Post in February 2021 fell dramatically,” the study finds, while “in mid-March, CNN and MSNBC lost 45% and 26% of their primetime audience. , respectively “.
The United States ranks last in trust in the media, at 29%, among 92,000 news consumers surveyed in 46 countries.https://t.co/zwaQ5t3HuI
– Poynter (@Poynter) June 23, 2021
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Americans don’t trust the mainstream media
Digging a little deeper into the numbers demonstrates some key factors that explain why Americans mistrust their media.
First, the obvious bias of the liberal media is reflected in the numbers.
“In the US, 75% of those on the right think they are covered unfairly, compared to 16% who think they are covered fairly,” the report reads.
On the contrary, “more people on the left think that their political opinions are covered fairly and not unfairly (51% vs. 34%).”
And why wouldn’t they think that? Their views are reflected on CNN, MSNBC, ABC, CBS News, NBC News, C-Span, and every major newspaper in the United States.
We have to find out what’s wrong with these people! Readers and viewers, obviously. This should absolutely cause no introspection for anyone else. https://t.co/5GPOkvbNDv
– Mary Katharine Ham (@mkhammer) June 23, 2021
Another fact that stands out: although the media has presented the United States as fundamentally racist and unfair to minorities, there is this:
This year’s report “exposes worrying inequalities in both consumption and trust, and young people, women, people from ethnic minorities and political supporters often feel less represented by the media.”
“These findings will give greater urgency to those who advocate for more diverse and inclusive newsrooms,” the survey concludes.
It turns out that newsrooms that continually criticize the ‘white supremacy’ angle might want to start looking inward.
Keep up what you guys are doing! https://t.co/JfSRDRuP5l
– Stephen L. Miller (@redsteeze) June 23, 2021
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Without honesty, without ethics
The Media Confidence Survey is not the first to indicate that the field of journalism in the United States is dying a painful death.
TO Gallup poll last December he asked Americans to rank the honesty and ethics of different professions, quickly putting journalists last with car salesmen.
That seems like an insult to car salesmen, who are true sources of honesty and ethical behavior compared to, say, MSNBC.
Media bias was also notably present in the Gallup poll. It showed that only 5 percent of Republicans rate journalists’ ethics and honesty highly, while nearly half, 48 percent of Democrats, give them high marks.
Nurses, physicians, elementary school teachers and pharmacists top the annual Gallup Honesty and Ethics of the Professions survey. https://t.co/iLaJiqqX6D
– GallupNews (@GallupNews) December 22, 2020
And why would there be trust when the mainstream media is clearly a corrupt and biased institution?
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There was some media introspection for a few moments after Trump’s election. But that quickly disappeared. https://t.co/hwrtv0FDCD
– Mike Glenn (@mrglenn) June 23, 2021
CNN has also been involved in numerous embarrassing headlines as of late, including viewership ratings and its main media critic has been utterly destroyed by popular podcast host Joe Rogan.
– Sean Spicer (@seanspicer) June 18, 2021
CNN reporter Jim Acosta recently admitted that journalists suffer from “post-Trump stress disorder.”
This survey seems to indicate that they are also being hit with “post-confidence” issues here in America.
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