by Paul Joseph Watson, Summit News:
“This study suggests that many Americans… feel distrust on an emotional level, believing news organizations intend to mislead them”
A study has revealed new lows in terms of trust Americans have in the establishment media.
The study by pollster Gallup and the Knight Foundation found that only a quarter of Americans have some level of favourability regarding the media, the lowest figure recorded for five years.
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The study also found that half of Americans believe news organisations “intend to mislead, misinform, or persuade the public.”
More than half (52%) also said that they do not believe news organisations have people’s best interests at heart.
Gallup/Knight noted that “This study suggests that many Americans … feel distrust on an emotional level, believing news organizations intend to mislead them and are indifferent to the social and political impact of their reporting. Our analysis demonstrates that these indicators of emotional trust in news are, in fact, distinct from the opinion that news organizations are capable of delivering accurate and fair reporting.”
Trust in media is spiralling downward, with the criminal justice system and banks garnering more trust at this point:
The establishment media has almost completely ignored one of the stories of the decade in the Twitter files.
Investigative journalist Matt Taibbi, who worked on the Twitter Files, and was insulted and attacked by Democrats in Congress last week, noted this week how the media seems completely unconcerned now that real reporting is being suppressed at the behest of the government, where as four years ago it would have been constantly in the headlines.