Democrats Are The Only Group Left That Believes The Mainstream Media

In what looks like a validation of the growing public expressions of anger directed at members of the media, a new Axios poll found that nearly all (a staggering 92%) of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents believe that mainstream media organizations knowingly report false or misleading stories, at least occasionally. And while Democrats proved to be the most credulous group, a majority still doubt that US media organizations are 100% credible.

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All told, 72% of respondents said they believe mainstream media organizations to be knowingly misleading. Other studies from Gallup and Pew Research Center have drawn similar conclusions, with Democrats, unsurprisingly, revealed as the only group that still has any substantial level of trust in the media. Back in the 1970s, trust in media rose as high as 74% during the aftermath of Watergate.

The poll also found that 43% of Democrats say they utilize "Fact-Checking" resources like Snopes and FactCheck.org, while only 30% of Republicans and Independents do the same.

President Trump regularly lashes out at the "Fake News" media during his rallies and tweets. But most recently, it was Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin who took the media to task for sloppy reporting, rebutting a Wall Street Journal  and Bloomberg scoop about the administration's plans to block investment by Chinese firms. According to Mnuchin, the story got important details about the administration's strategy wrong, including its focus on China. Mnuchin shared finalized details about the policy earlier this morning.

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IridiumRebel The_Juggernaut Wed, 06/27/2018 - 12:55 Permalink

Dems run the media. Fact. 

Their narrative. 

https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/apr/11/meet-the-liberal-press/

Just one sample:

4) Laura Jarrett, daughter of Obama family friend and confidante, Valerie Jarrett, was hired by CNN to cover the Justice Department under President Donald Trump. What are Jarrett’s qualifications for this position? Well, certainly not journalism. Here’s an excerpt from her bio on the CNNsite: “Prior to joining CNN, Jarrett worked as a litigation attorney in Chicago. In private practice, Jarrett focused on defending companies and individuals in government investigations brought by the Justice Department and Securities and Exchange Commission, as well as complex commercial litigation.” How that’s played on the day-to-day is Jarrett’s jumped aboard some of the largest stories coming out of the Donald Trump administration – from immigration to the White House travel ban. And surprise, surprise, her coverage isn’t exactly favorable to Trump. In one tweet, she wrote: “‘undocumented’ doesn’t = criminal,” and included a link to her story that was titled, “Are undocumented immigrants committing a crime? Not necessarily.” She also tweeted a link to a video of CNN interviewing her about Trump’s executive orders prohibiting travelers from terror hot spots from entering U.S. borders for a short time, and it was entitled, “DHS report undercuts Trump rationale for #travelban.’” Jarrett – both Laura and mom Valerie – couldn’t be closer to the Obamas. Not only has Valerie moved into the Obama family home in Washington, D.C. But the whole Obama family – Barack, Michelle, Sasha and Melania – attended Laura’s wedding at mom Valerie’s house in Chicago in 2012. The ties that bind.

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Heros DownWithYogaPants Wed, 06/27/2018 - 13:06 Permalink

Typical.  I guess "Jews" don't constitute a group.

Sure, 90% of jews are democrats, but 98% of jews believe the mainstream media.  Every time the media drags up some refugee kid they immediately start clucking about "shoa" and "holocaust", and 100% of the jews in the audience nod their head in agreement.

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Entertaining1 FreeMoney Wed, 06/27/2018 - 15:03 Permalink

I would respectfully add that this has been going on for many decades.  Our leaders lied through all phases of the Vietnam War, and the press acted as stenographers from the late 1940s onward. 

The press loved to talk about the communist slaughter in Cambodia but almost nary a word on equally awful killing in Indonesia to make it safe for western corporations.  

Have a look:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manufacturing_Consent

 

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MasterPo brushhog Wed, 06/27/2018 - 16:08 Permalink

"Democrats Are The Only Group Left That Believes The Mainstream Media"

Well, actually not. Included in the group are the mentally infirm, psychopaths, criminally insane, hopeless dreamers, deniers of reality, do gooders of various persuasions, and self deluded idiots that believe that they know what's best for everyone. No wait, that's Democrats.

Never mind...

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LaugherNYC Heros Wed, 06/27/2018 - 17:33 Permalink

Interesting, except I don’t know ONE Jew who believes the MSM any more. All of my NY liberal Jewish friends know EXACTLY what is going on. The MSM is riding the (illegal) immigrant children story to try to damage Trump and the Republicans for the midterms. It is NOT about the children. Certainly I have yet to hear any Jew compare the discomfiting of 2,000 criminal children to the mass murder of 6 million perfectly legal citizens of Germany, Austria, Poland, etc.

In fact, one might surmise that you are a lowlife, inbred, shit-eating pedophile, moron dickweed anti-Semite.

But let’s just call that an educated guess.

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Ron_Mexico DownWithYogaPants Wed, 06/27/2018 - 13:46 Permalink

(1) Democrats got us into Vietnam (and GOP namby-pambies went along, just as they do now).

(2) Democrats escalated the war after getting us in.

(3) Democrats needed to change the narrative and rescue their "legacy" on the whole deal, because they didn't want to have the "loss" in Vietnam on their permanent record.

(4) Nixon was getting us out, and that couldn't be permitted.

(5) Good old hapless Gerald Ford was the fall guy when the whole thing went tits up when Dem-controlled Congress pulled funding.

*  That's probably all you need to know about Watergate. Feel free to tell me where I'm wrong.

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gdpetti The_Juggernaut Wed, 06/27/2018 - 12:57 Permalink

Yes, stating the obvious... our authoritarian followers believe in our BS... but theirs don't.. but they should, because we are right and everyone else is wrong... says the 'CryBaby'.....

It's just the dem libs are easier to manipulate that the rep cons in this regard... unless it's the usual BS call about 'support the troops' as they rape and pillage the world for our masters ill gotten gains! Support free money for Wall Street! et al....

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I Am Jack's Ma… Cryptopithicus Homme Wed, 06/27/2018 - 13:25 Permalink

The “Anti-Semitic Canard Challenge!”

 

Since we are assured ‘Jews control the media’ is not merely over-statement but a ‘canard’ based in irrational ‘Jew hate’ and nothing else, it should, in a country of 320 million people, which is 97.5% not-Jewish easy to do the following:

 

List as many news media platforms (network, cable, internet) as you can that reach 3 million people or more on a weekly basis and that are not

 

1 owned;

2 managed;

3 and/or very disproportionately (say staffed by Jews. Staffing would mean full time/daily content producers) 

 

Now this should be easy.

 

So...  who will try to list 10?   

 

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ludwigvmises Wed, 06/27/2018 - 12:51 Permalink

They should have asked by religion/race, not just by party affiliation. It would be rather enlightening as "Jewish" + "Democrat" control 99% of the mainstream media.

gdpetti ludwigvmises Wed, 06/27/2018 - 12:59 Permalink

But you can't state the obvious, remember when Mel Gibson did it? He was drunk, yes, most people in the know, that are still in the biz, don't speak the truth but under such conditions of 'duress'... it's hard work keeping the masses drunk on hope and promises of ''morning in 'merika''.... be in in Hollywood or DC/London/Rome/et al....

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DarkPurpleHaze Goldbugger Wed, 06/27/2018 - 12:54 Permalink

"One of the saddest lessons of history is this: If we’ve been bamboozled long enough, we tend to reject any evidence of the bamboozle. We’re no longer interested in finding out the truth. The bamboozle has captured us. It’s simply too painful to acknowledge, even to ourselves, that we’ve been taken. Once you give a charlatan power over you, you almost never get it back."
-Carl Sagan-

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el buitre DarkPurpleHaze Wed, 06/27/2018 - 13:08 Permalink

Ironically, Sagan was the chief scientific bamboozler for the NWO Cabal.  Just as Noam Chomsky was too well versed in the laws of physics to believe the official story of 9/11 yet dissed the truthers anyway, so was Sagan too knowledgable to believe the shit he said.  Apollo hoax for example.   Today Neil DeGrasse Tyson is the chief scientific priest for the satanistas.  And he's black, so automatically politically correct, so you just have to believe him.  Whenever a scientist reaches a positive celebrity in the corporate media, one should be suspicious.  In the current world of materialistic dogma, Big Science is the new priest class.

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