This is startling news. Only 53% of Americans trust traditional media to tell them the truth! And, only 27% trust Social Media.
From the Axios article:
- 56% of Americans agree with the statement that “Journalists and reporters are purposely trying to mislead people by saying things they know are false or gross exaggerations.”
- 58% think that “most news organizations are more concerned with supporting an ideology or political position than with informing the public.”
- When Edelman re-polled Americans after the election, the figures had deteriorated even further, with 57% of Democrats trusting the media and only 18% of Republicans.
Why is this so? Maybe because it’s true?!?
I’ve been ranting about slanted news reporting for over a decade now, and from my vantage point, it’s progressively gotten worse over time. Many are awakening to the sad fact that our traditional news is slanted to political ideologies, and designed to sway public opinion. The days of Walter Cronkite are long gone.