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Poll: Americans Confidence In Television Media Falls To All-Time Low

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posted on Jul, 12 2012 @ 02:24 AM
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Poll: Americans Confidence In Television Media Falls To All-Time Low


www.inquisitr.com

new Gallup poll released Tuesday shows that Americans confidence in television news media, which has been on a downward trajectory for decades, has slid to a historic low. Only 21 percent of adults now express confidence in television news media.
(visit the link for the full news article)


Related News Links:
www.gallup.com



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posted on Jul, 12 2012 @ 02:24 AM
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Here's a link to Gallup.com as well; I also saw this story was breaking on both Briebart and Huffington Post, for those who like helpings of ideological spin with your news.

Personally I say its about freaking time. It's nice to be able to post some positive news for once, and I consider this positive news because the MSM is hopelessly corrupt and riddled with biases of all sorts; its long since past time it relinquished its "gatekeeper role" in crafting public perception because the track record over the past 50 years ain't exactly something to write home about.

And if anything its getting worse! MSM media consolidation has taken place to an extreme degree over the past twenty years or so. And with fewer, more powerful, more profit-oriented owners, the objectivity of news, such as it ever was, has fallen accordingly. Governments and other elite interests used to tremble before the "fourth estate," and there was a time when the media did good by exposing corruption and wrongdoing in the power structure. Now they just play along to the tunes of those who pay them as pipers. Not to mention the fact that the medium itself is obsolete. It is possible to process far more news, far faster, and in a more nuanced manner, using the Internet than it is with televison. Television news seems to pander to the worst: soundbites, emotion over reason, shouting matches, bluster. The Internet has all that too, to be sure, but its possible to soar above those clouds on the net. Not so with TV news, a much more linear experience that can assume a punishing hold on human consciousness.

Let it burn.

www.inquisitr.com
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posted on Jul, 12 2012 @ 02:29 AM
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This is truly good news. Burn them to the ground by not tuning in. When they lie with the frequency and severity they do on a daily basis, they deserve to be completely tuned out. We can get our news elsewhere and in other ways. MSM is a total joke on humanity.



posted on Jul, 12 2012 @ 02:31 AM
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Great news! Sucks for you Rupert Murdoch!



posted on Jul, 12 2012 @ 02:43 AM
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The news isn't news, its entertainment. Its opinion given as news. Its bought and paid for just like our politicians. Americans dislike there news and government.



posted on Jul, 12 2012 @ 02:45 AM
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people are waking up
thank you thank you thank you

this has given hope to continue thinking one day the criminals in the msm will be tryed for their lies,
causing wars and spreading fear should be a crime

xploder



posted on Jul, 12 2012 @ 03:19 AM
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I doubt that it has anything to do with the sheeple and more to do with the popularity of the internet over television media, etc.

I strongly believe that television is a dying form of media because it's nothing but re-hashed, idiotic sitcoms and reality shows. Add those to the MSM and cable news and you've got a toxic stew of mind-bending crap.



posted on Jul, 12 2012 @ 03:42 AM
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First of all when the HISTORY CHANNEL is nothing but SWAMP PEOPLE and other stupid reality bullcrap that has nothing to do with HISTORY, people tend to tune out.

I've noticed this disturbing trend for months recently and not just in the news but in TV media EVERYWHERE. I've even wrote a topic about it.

It's almost like the programmers don't even CARE anymore what they put on any channel because EVERYTHING is just rehashed, retarded, reality or shock-based TV.

I'm glad that it's moved onto the news. Weren't there like at least 30 different news channels in the 70's whereas now the media is controlled by like 3-4 different companies?

The only good T.V for recreational value I believe are the premium channels like HBO, Showtime, etc because they're already getting your money and they don't need to worry about pandering to people to try to get their ratings up so more people will watch the commercials and more companies will pay more money for the commercials on those channels.

In short- F*** basic cable it's all about premium channels, you gotta admit Dexter and Homeland and Game of Thrones are way cooler with all the blood, sex, and swearing



posted on Jul, 12 2012 @ 03:53 AM
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Like others have stipulated on this thread. I am glad, and relieved that people are tuning out for once. For me, personally, I cannot recall the last time I tuned into the major networks for my daily dose of the news. Hopefully, this trend continues, and it sends a strong message to the advertisers and media corporate executives. Like, change your ways and report the news as it should be! Unbiased and objective, and spare us the tabloid and sensationalistic drivel. We are tired of the soft porn news babes, self-glorified celebrities posing as anchors and reporters, propagandists, pr goons moonlighting as honest and traditional journalists, and other odd carnival sideshow freaks.

Bring back the good old days when journalists challenged the status-quo, held politician's feet to the fire both good or bad, meticulously analyzed government with a fine tooth comb, and other legitimate displays of journalism instead of the who is who in Hollywood, who went to rehab, who slept with who or had an affair, what celebrity popped out a new brat, what sports car to buy, and other mindless displays of soft news lunacy.

The United States is in bad shape, and the American media establishment has been asleep at the wheel for far too long. I long for the days of old and the old guard when the likes of Murrow and Kronkite took their roles as observers and analysts seriously. Now, we got a bunch of drama queens, prima donnas, and hacks filling their shoes at our own peril. What makes it even worse, these clowns are getting paid millions of dollars. Keep tuning out! Hopefully the so-called elite in the MSM get the message?

From the movie "Goodnight and Good Luck."

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posted on Jul, 12 2012 @ 03:56 AM
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I am glad i guess people are also getting sick tired of the pragando towards Syria as well.



posted on Jul, 12 2012 @ 04:11 AM
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OK, so if only 20% believe the MSM, how come so many (even here on ATS) parrot the official line on most things?

At first this looks like good news, but when you read threads around here with all the patriotic chest beating from all sides, the pharma PR regurgitation in the alt. health threads etc etc, I doubt this 20% figure is reflective of 80% of people turning away from propoganda in search for truth - they just found other outlets for their daily diet of fear and indoctrination!



posted on Jul, 12 2012 @ 07:03 AM
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Excellent thread silent thunder


And, while I do consider this as good news, I also offer this advisory caution.

We humans are a very fickle and selfish bunch...

During the boom times of the late 90's and early 00's most people were well and truly in the pocket of the mass media. Happily excepting the lies and propaganda spoon fed to them while their governments waged illegal wars for oil and ignored the plight of the starving masses.

While we was basking in glorious riches, lavishing ourselves with trinkets and gadgets, throwing away food in vast quantities, and raping and pillaging the earth, many turned a blind to the starving masses. Occasionally we held a concert and threw some bones their way... but this was merely lip service and no real effort was ever made to confront the reality that this world does not have an everlasting supply of resources. On the whole, we turned our back on the plight of others and chose to ignore, those who were issuing warnings, as tree huggers or socialist communist crackpot lefties. And while the few tried to warn the many... and while the many raged against the few... The poor masses of the world struggled to get clean drinking water and sanitation.

It seems a little too coincidental, for me, that once hit in our own pocket... once our own jobs were at risk and food prices in their shops were rising... Once economic collapse seemed to be threatening our own specific countries of origin... we suddenly spit our dummy’s out and yell “its not fair” “You can’t trust the media and politicians” “Waaaaaaa”

My biggest fear is that if TPTB somehow manage to claw us back from this economic and social precipice, we will simply fall back into our contented slumber, ignoring others, while we trundle along to the next cliff edge.

Peace

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posted on Jul, 12 2012 @ 07:05 AM
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Is a reason why, propaganda sells, while is many intelligent people that take any mass corporate media information with a grain of salt, the truth is that is much more people that are very much suggestible and easy manipulated by propaganda.

Since the media became nothing but a monopoly of big interest is nothing but crap for entertainment and proliferation of fix information.

That is what the corporate dictatorship wants to do with the INTERNET now.

Keeping the people dump and stupid for agendas.



posted on Jul, 12 2012 @ 09:49 AM
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This is GREAT News! The more and more people that come around and realize that they are being shoveled CRAP on a daily basis means we are closing in on changes that we desperately need.

I've also noticed that more and more people are beginning to realize that the Donkeys and the Elephants both work for the same people and that it's all one big dog and pony show. Once people can let go of their ideals and ego's which were created by choosing a "party" then real changes can begin to occur.



posted on Jul, 12 2012 @ 09:50 AM
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I agree. We don't hear real news anymore..just what TPTB want us to hear..and then they ramble on and on and on about nothing for days. I have to dig around on the Internet to find real news...sites like this help!



posted on Jul, 12 2012 @ 10:01 AM
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How ANYONE, regardless of political ideology, can watch ANY TV "news" (i.e. news entertainment) is beyond me. Do the research. Think for yourself. Bunch of damned lemmings.



posted on Jul, 12 2012 @ 10:15 AM
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what news are you supposedly missing?...is it verified by people you would trust?...would it be interesting to a large set of people?...would it be libelous and open to a lawsuit? would you tune in for positive news, or just the negative news. if you didn't like the news presented (good or bad), would you tune in the next time?



posted on Jul, 12 2012 @ 10:40 AM
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Originally posted by silent thunder

Poll: Americans Confidence In Television Media Falls To All-Time Low


www.inquisitr.com

new Gallup poll released Tuesday shows that Americans confidence in television news media, which has been on a downward trajectory for decades, has slid to a historic low. Only 21 percent of adults now express confidence in television news media.
(visit the link for the full news article)


Related News Links:
www.gallup.com


My faith in the media is shattered, and that is still an understatement!
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posted on Jul, 12 2012 @ 10:45 AM
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Originally posted by solarstorm
Great news! Sucks for you Rupert Murdoch!


Are you kidding? Fox is the only one keeping decent ratings. The problem isn't that people don't "trust" news, they want an ideological spin to it. The want someone of their particular political bent reading the news. That's why most internet news sources are partisan.



posted on Jul, 12 2012 @ 11:02 AM
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At minute 4:33 I believe it is all laid out........................ sound like what's happening today?www.youtube.com...
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