Public trust in US media eroding

Posted: September 15, 2009 in Politics
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From the article:

Public trust in the US media is eroding and increasing numbers of Americans believe news coverage is inaccurate and biased, according to a study released on Monday.

Just 29 percent of the 1,506 adults surveyed by the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press between July 22-26 said news organisations generally get the facts straight.

Sixty-three percent said news stories are often inaccurate, up from 34 percent in a 1985 study, Pew said.

Sixty percent of those polled said the press is biased, up from 45 percent in 1985. Just 26 percent in the latest survey said that news organisations are careful their reporting is not politically biased.

Seventy-four percent said news organisations tend to favor one side in dealing with political and social issues. Eighteen percent said they deal fairly with all sides.

Pew said Republicans tend to be more critical of the news media than Democrats although negative attitudes toward the news media were also increasing among Democrats.

Fifty-nine percent of those who identified themselves as Democrats said news organisations are often inaccurate, up from 43 percent just two years ago.

Two-thirds of the Democrats polled said the press tends to favor one side rather than to treat all sides fairly, up from 54 percent in 2007.

Just 20 percent of those polled said news organisations are independent of powerful people and organisations and only 21 percent said they are willing to admit their mistakes.

Wow I wonder why, can it be the fact that 99.9 % of whats comming out of there stinking pie holes  is bullshit… No probably not, must be something else.

Anyway this is why you get your news from the internet were you can check there faqs and then for an opinon, never form an opinion based on just one side of an argument thats what dumb people do and if your reading this your not dumb.

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WOG out

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