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Saturday, July 15, 2017

Poll shows Americans don't trust media, which the media then and shows why

A poll by the Associated Press, the NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, and the American Press Institute showed Americans don't trust the media.

How the news media reported the news showed why they are distrusted.

From Nieman Lab:
A new report says Democrats and Republicans actually get news in pretty similar ways
From Poynter:
New report finds little difference in how Democrats and Republicans consume news and what they will pay for
From the American Press Institute:
Partisanship and the media: How personal politics affect where people go, what they trust, and whether they pay
These are prestigious journalistic academic organizations.

And "little difference" is how they reported a poll that showed 31% of Democrats believe "news from media is very accurate" vs. 9% of independents and 8% of Republicans?

As for Nieman's claim -- "Democrats and Republicans actually get news in pretty similar ways" -- it depends on the meaning of "pretty similar."

7% of Democrats and 40% of Republicans "get news from Fox News," the poll found.

30% of Democrats and 18% of Republicans "get news from CNN."

A better news report would have noted how low public trust of the media is, particularly among Republicans, and the tribalism of cable news viewers.

The people increasingly see a bias and a tilting of the news. Instead of blaming the public, fix the news.

Here's an idea: report what happened instead of what you wanted to happen.




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4 comments:

  1. Random, somewhat related thought.
    When you are stuck waiting for a flight to Fairbanks in the lobby of the Anchorage Airport-CNN.
    Waitng at Seatac for a trip to Pasco, Wa. CNN. How many Republican who Travel
    get their new from CNN because the are forced to listien to Allison Rutabega.
    Screaming RUSSSIAAAAHHHH!!!!.
    T.G. Mc

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  2. The only person I know who "watches" CNN is my mother in law. She is 94, deaf, and lives in assisted living center. The tv is noise and flashing colors to her. I'm not sure she can remember how to change the channel. As for me I don't even watch Fox because of Shep, Meggie McCain, or those sad "girls" who used to work for Obama might pop up and jack up my blood pressure. So zero tv news on at this house. GOT is on tomorrow night so something finally to watch!
    Elliott

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  3. 'As for Nieman's claim -- "Democrats and Republicans actually get news in pretty similar ways" -- it depends on the meaning of "pretty similar." ' For rather diverse values of "pretty similar".

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  4. The Mendacious Selective Media have been the greatest victims of the internet. If they could uninvent it, they could.
    O for the good old days when journalism was a one-way street! The reporters produced and the readers consumed. If you knew a story had been slanted you could complain, but let's face it: no newspaper edition ever consisted of one page of news and sixty pages of letters to the editor.
    Today you can call BS on laziness and bias and reach the entire world. And the MSM are responding by doubling down on the stupid behaviour that has lowered the public's estimation.
    We're watching dinosaurs drive themselves into extinction.

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