Are Journalists An Enemy Of The American People?

As usual, it depends who you ask...

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Statista's Niall McCarthy notes that according to the Cato 2017 Free Speech and Tolerance Survey, 63 percent of Republicans agree with President Trump that journalists today "are an enemy of the American people".

During his presidency, Trump has taken to Twitter to call the national media "fake news" and in mid-February, he tweeted "The FAKE NEWS media is not my enemy, it is the enemy of the American people. SICK!"

Generally, 35 percent of Americans agree with Trump's view while nearly two-thirds disagree.

Unsurprisingly, the share of Democrats considering the media an enemy of the people is very low at just 11 percent.

Among Independents, it rises to 38 percent.

Comments

MillionDollarButter wee-weed up Thu, 11/09/2017 - 01:14 Permalink

SOOO, after losing control of the narrative, they immediately started down the route of propornot.com attacks on truly independent media.  They cannot tolerate real journalism.  Media consolidation is the true enemy, yet this was not, and never will be addressed by the controlled "journalism freedom" orgs like the (((Committee to Protect Journalists))):https://www.google.com/search?q=site%3Acpj.org+%22media+consolidation%2… is why shams like "Samantha Bee’s ‘White House’ Dinner" chose to benefit CPJ.

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Automatic Choke harrybrown Thu, 11/09/2017 - 03:47 Permalink

not surprising.....the internet has made "news" in whatever form you like it, instantly and freely available to everyone.   newspapers are going broke world wide.   tv channels are in full panic, trying everything to get viewers.  journalism is no longer a paying profession..... bloggers provide content for free, and the more ridiculous and alarming, the more clicks, thus the more $$ for the hosts.the only people who become "journalists" these days are intense, dedicated, progressive, do-gooders who have a desire to reshape the world that exceeds their desire to earn a reasonable income.   what does that get you?   illiterate, progressive, idealists. on the other hand...........i used to long for the days of 3 networks and walter cronkite.   all of america was homogenized by watching the same coverage every evening.  we all felt good.   walter was a "father figure"....literally the most trusted man in america.    it has been lately occuring to me (homer simpson d'oh slap on the head) that corruption then was as common as now....but the control over the media was absolute.   we now have a more transparent society, which is a good thing, although it makes us feel much more uneasy, because the slime is visible.   don't despair, it is all good.  

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Give Me Some Truth Automatic Choke Thu, 11/09/2017 - 10:40 Permalink

Didn't Cronkite eventually come out against the Vietnam War? Or, at least you could tell that he was no longer buying the meme that it was a necessity that America fight this war and that America was "winning."Remember the scene from "Full Metal Jacket" the officer says: "Even Cronkite is reporting that we may not be winning ..." (paraphrase)Is there a Cronkite equivalent on all these wars and interventions in the Mideast?Hell, the networks don't even cover these "wars" anymore.

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CaptainObvious auricle Wed, 11/08/2017 - 23:29 Permalink

+100  They even read their lines from a script on the teleprompter or get the lines fed to them from the producer speaking into their earpieces.  What passes for news these days is nothing more than carefully scripted bullshit from da gubmint and press releases from the megacorps.  They don't even bother to alter the wording of the press releases.

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Katos Mena Arkansas Thu, 11/09/2017 - 12:36 Permalink

THE Nazi, OCCULTIC, AND SATANIC, Bush FAMILY crime CABAL, has been controlling our media and washintrin SINCE Bush was CIA DIRECTOR BACK IN THE 70'S!! Bush' wife Barbara is ALIESTER CROWLEYS DAUGHTER, AND she has been taught in the satanic OCCULTIC Rituals that helped Hitler TO rise in Germany! Bush' "NEW WORLD ORDER" AND HIS 1000 POINTS OF LIGHT, ARE BOTH NAZI TERMS BUSH USES TO ATAIN THE 4TH REICH,.THOUSAND YEAR RIEGN!

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bcking Wed, 11/08/2017 - 23:09 Permalink

Well if you liked Pravda, you'll love CNN and MSNBC. Fucking leftists should be gutted with a dull knife.  And I figured Don Lemon was a flaming faggot. What a dick.

WileyCoyote Wed, 11/08/2017 - 23:14 Permalink

The days of 'real' journalism have long since passed. I always had that suspicion - however it was amplified and confirmed during the prez election and since Trump has been in office. The way they treated Obama (fawning over everything he did) versus the way they treat Trump is unbearable. I simply boycott them now.

Give Me Some Truth Jethro Thu, 11/09/2017 - 10:33 Permalink

The fact the press never reported the FACT that the chairperson of the DNC seriously considered replacing Hillary as the Democratic nominee over concerns about her health - makes our point.As the columnist for the NY Post pointed out, actually investigating Hillary's health was seemingly one of the many issues that were "off limits" for the "watchdog" press.Even today, Brazille's revelation is being buried or ignored by many in the MSM. I think the press doesn't report some real stories because belatedly reporting these facts would show how they were AWOL during the time these events transpired. The press would effectively be indicting themselves. Not going to happen.

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THORAX Wed, 11/08/2017 - 23:22 Permalink

Real journalists are an important check on those who want to control and screw the people. FAKE NEWS JOURNALISTS WANT TO CONTROL AND SCREW THE PEOPLE! 

pizdowitz Wed, 11/08/2017 - 23:39 Permalink

Let's go over that one more time:

Reporters re-port (facts), journalists con-tort (opinions).

MSM employs neither. MSM employs only useful idiots, and talking-heads. Genotypically, cockroaches.

The last reporter died in 1991. His name was Harry Truman Reasoner. God bless his soul.

Give Me Some Truth VZ58 Thu, 11/09/2017 - 10:16 Permalink

Those who rise to the top ranks of the profession toe the Establishment line. They don't challenge or piss off people with power. They play the game. They seem to want to be in "the club." Group think pervades news rooms. If you think like the group believes you should think, you rise in the ranks and can stay in the game. If not, you are gone. This is not unlike the employment environoment in higher education.

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Citizen G Wed, 11/08/2017 - 23:51 Permalink

Any so called journalist or media outlet that affixes itself to a particular party or ideology is an agent of propaganda, period. Completely defeating the intent and purpose of a free press. Sad!

Victory_Garden Thu, 11/09/2017 - 00:21 Permalink

 What some men call intelligence...is no less than the simpletons art of bafoonery behind the mask of a pigs green maggot infested worty diarrhea spewing pink butt. When even a poor county hick knows that the isreallis and the ragheaded ones are ALL OWNED BY THE ROTHSCHILD BANKSTER LIZARD TRIBE OF LUCIDFERRIE/SATANIC MONEY FREAKS, how is it the mass mind cannot get the grasp of this simple truth that explains all the insanity of murder for oil and water in the ME? The babylonian OIL tribe creates both sides, all other sides and isims, and then profits from the woars they instigate amongnst them all. Ever notice that pretty much every word that ends with an “isim” is not a good word? Ie, terrorISIM, globalISIM, communISIM, satanISIM, luciferianISIM!!! Howsa bout, LoveISIM? PeaceISIM? ContentISIM? Not good fits, eh? As it is, every good word stands on its own without the phony baloney attachments. Love is...good is...white is white...and no isim’s are required. How to complicate simplicity is the devious deceptionists farty art of bamboozlement. Or, how to fark up a good thing by putting an isim on it. Hummmmm...tings to ponderate on...fur sure. So simple. A third grader is sad to see those who are supposedly intelligent playing the age old game of who is moar stupid? The ones that portray the illusions and lies to deceive to cause chaos and woar, or those who fall for the idiots game of throwns and false flagology brought to you by big pharma and their idiot fake newz cnn/msnbc/abc/cbs carny barkin scam artists. Hell’s fury has a special section reserved for, deceptionist propagandizers. These bottom feeders of the turds toilet bowl are the worst skumbags to ever come down earth’s historical Pike. Talk about the most evil ever to be drenched in satan’s regurgitated arse blood. The harm to this planet that the rothschild/rockofeller al-CIA-duh owned and controlled fake stream media has done to this planet and her people is irreversible, and unholy at worst. One sure wants to stay far away from the sucking whirlwind going down the tardoturd’s deluxe shater. It’s a ginormous vortex taking down, not up, but down that evil hell’s shat bowl forever, all turds that get caught in the giant vacu-sucking energy of the Mighty Karmic Vortexual Pull. WARNING!: stand many miles away from, Them. The Sun casts a long shadow upon the history of mankind. WHO PROFITS IN WOAR? Do you make moar money-god in a one year woar, or do you continually illegally create moar endless woars and chaos to profit from? So darn simple, and so darn stupid. Woarmongerng for profits, while the innocent die. Who feeds the beast, while they lie? Is a middle name, Stupid? Soon those who think they can escape the very Mighty Laws of Karma, what goes around, comes around, will see the Scythe of Death, Anubis, coming around their mental doorsteps counting the matrixial numbers that never lie, like the artful dodgers in the egotistic money-freakin-god minds. It is NOT intelligent to master lying, or being tactfully deceitful for the evil of a horrid country like isreal. It is stupid, at best! NOT INTELLIGENT TO MASTER THE DEVILS EVIL LIES AND HOW TO LOAD THE PILE OF CARP ON TO THE RECEPTIVE GULLIBLE MINDS OF THE BRAINWASHED MASSES OF I-SATAN PHONE DELUSIONATED BIOBOTS. May the Leader Minds realize their Hearts Desire for peace, and prosperity for all. God is with the President now and the goal is to gather the nations together to profit, and be happy as One World facing the Coming of the Lord. Easy peazy. End the rothschild grip on NK and get on with peace and prosperity. Moar Woar based on lies and media deceptions from those who profit from moar woar, is NOT the Way. Peace through strength and the wisdom to know it is best not used to make a point of light. Surrender to Love. There are greater profits from creating Love in one’s world, than there is in creating moar woar and chaos. Oh and ah, ya gotta get rid of the lucidferrian/satanic carp. It is not healthy for children. All are God’s Children. All that is...Is God Incarnate. No escape from this truth...and no division from what God is. God is Love. ALL ARE LOVED. Period! +

Manipuflation Thu, 11/09/2017 - 01:05 Permalink

Hmm.  I don't think all are enemies.  We would need to define which journalists and publications are in question.  As I cruise around the web I have noticed something that really bothers me that is quantifiable regarding news sources.  If the author/site does not have a comment section then they are automatically discredited in my view.

Manipuflation medium giraffe Thu, 11/09/2017 - 01:50 Permalink

Every mainstream media outlet is too worried about offending someone.  If you want "democracy" and that seems to be that which everyone thinks they want, then there will be a lot of offending going on.  The UK does allow some comments but try laying a comment on MSNBC, CNN or Fox:  Nor shall you comment on major newspapers sites or even many minor newspaper sites.Indeed sir.  

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FreedomWriter Manipuflation Thu, 11/09/2017 - 14:55 Permalink

Little tip: if you want to lay out a good comment in the locked-out MSM, go for the puff pieces where they DO allow comments.Why?1) You can use the cooking and arts section to refute the lying political and propoganda piece. "I love pistachios, so I can't understand why Kristof thinks war with Iran is a good idea. Did you read his editorial? What an idiot." Improvise, observe and improvise some more.2) You can bypass the .gov bots, shillls, moderators and censors. Who would bother moderating an article on Mediterranean cuisine or MOMA?3) You can talk with a real audience and maybe get some real feedback from real people. Some of the more cultured liberals love a good argument!Its FUN! Try it some time. Don't forget to mention the only reason you are there is because they have shut off all comments on the important stuff.MAGA!

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