A new Rasmussen poll showed only 4% of voters used newspapers as a primary source of news among six choices, including social media, and radio.
This may explain why Hillary "Why Aren't I 50 Points Ahead?" Clinton failed to win despite the endorsement of 243 newspaper, to only 20 for President Trump.
Most people no longer trust the media on news stories about presidential campaigns.
Among all voters, only 37% trust the political news they are getting, while just as many (36%) do not. Twenty-six percent (26%) are not sure.People don't go for news at places they do not trust. Duh:
Among cable news network viewers who watch Fox News most often, 50% say they trust the political news they are getting. That compares to 43% of MSNBC viewers and just 33% who tune in mostly to CNN.And the overwhelming majority did not rely on newspapers:
Cable news networks were the number one source of news about the presidential campaign for 37% of voters. Twenty-two percent (22%) relied on internet news sites, while just as many (21%) turned to traditional TV networks news. Seven percent (7%) got most of their news about the campaign from social media. Five percent (5%) used radio, and four percent (4%) looked primarily at print newspapers.The media lost much of its credibility this election, and the medium that lost the most was the one that could afford it least. Newspapers.
The fix for most newspapers is simple. Go into the real estate business. Their offices usually are in prime locations.
That's what the New York Times is doing.
Please read "Trump the Press," in which I skewer media experts who wrongly predicted Trump would lose the Republican nomination. "Trump the Press" is available as a paperback, and on Kindle.
It covers the nomination process only. The general election will be covered in a sequel.
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