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The slow death of corporate media: only 6% rate news media as "very trustworthy".

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posted on Mar, 3 2013 @ 01:18 AM
Only 6% Rate News Media As Very Trustworthy

Fifty-six percent (56%) of all voters regard the news reported by the media as at least somewhat trustworthy, but that includes just six percent who think it is Very Trustworthy. Forty-two percent (42%) don’t trust the news media, with 12% who believe the news it reports is Not At All Trustworthy.

And its long over due IMHO. Sure they're still a decent source of current events minus the spin, propaganda, omissions and inaccuracies (intentional or not).

What I find more interesting is the fact that 42% of respondents "dont trust" the news media and 12% of those people view the media as "not at all trustworthy".

"Not at all trustworthy"?

Translation: "lying, piece of filth, establishment propaganda pushing, scum bags".

posted on Mar, 3 2013 @ 01:25 AM
Old article but still relevant I think;

Tom Brokaw, Peter Jennings, Dan Rather ... and Jon Stewart?

Readers over 30 might scoff at Stewart's inclusion - assuming they know who he is. For many under 30, the host of Comedy Central's "The Daily Show" is, improbably, a source for news.

A poll released earlier this year by the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press found that 21 percent of people aged 18 to 29 cited "The Daily Show" and "Saturday Night Live" as a place where they regularly learned presidential campaign news.

By contrast, 23 percent of the young people mentioned ABC, CBS or NBC's nightly news broadcasts as a source.

Even more startling is the change from just four years ago. When the same question was asked in 2000, Pew found only 9 percent of young people pointing to the comedy shows and 39 percent to the network news shows.

The people at "The Daily Show" ridicule the idea of people looking to their show as a primary news source.

posted on Mar, 3 2013 @ 01:37 AM
reply to post by gladtobehere

Do you mean the free press guaranteed in the Constitution?

It is still here. Aside from some shoddy broadcasting and a certain Faux News Station that represents corporate is still here because it is a key element of the Democracy. Not only is it essential, it is monitored for accuracy and the stations are rated by watchdog groups, so people can KNOW how reliable this or that stations information is. An educated voter makes Democracy and government work for them. This is why the push to "make government smaller" in some circles. It is to take power away from the people. The GOP agenda has been doing just that, slowly but surely. THAT is your NWO.

posted on Mar, 3 2013 @ 02:10 AM
reply to post by newcovenant

Yes but then you have people like Hearst and his newspaper empire that force the US government into war.

I highly doubt the Framers imagined this when they wrote the First Amendment.


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