More Americans Distrust State-run Media Today More Than Ever
What did you expect?
Hat Tip Ed S.
When the state-run media acts as an arm of the administration this is what you get.
Fewer and fewer Americans trust the mainstream media.
The Press Accuracy Rating is at an all-time low. 63% of Americans say state-run media reports are often inaccurate.
Pew Research Center reported:
The public’s assessment of the accuracy of news stories is now at its lowest level in more than two decades of Pew Research surveys, and Americans’ views of media bias and independence now match previous lows.
Just 29% of Americans say that news organizations generally get the facts straight, while 63% say that news stories are often inaccurate. In the initial survey in this series about the news media’s performance in 1985, 55% said news stories were accurate while 34% said they were inaccurate. That percentage had fallen sharply by the late 1990s and has remained low over the last decade.
Similarly, only about a quarter (26%) now say that news organizations are careful that their reporting is not politically biased, compared with 60% who say news organizations are politically biased.