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I-10east

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Trust in the Mainstream Media is Declining
« on: November 26, 2019, 08:51:30 PM »
According to this recent polling from the Columbia Journalism Review (mind you, not some right wing biased media) trust in the 'authoritative' media has been plummeting. The analysis is in, and the media got ratioed bipartisanly. According to this poll 58 PERCENT of Democrats think that the media has a partisan bias; 90 percent of conservatives think that the media is partisanly biased.

https://www.cjr.org/special_report/how-does-journalism-happen-poll.php

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Re: Trust in the Mainstream Media is Declining
« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2019, 10:31:11 PM »
100% agree.

Kind of sickening how the mainstream media is so biased against the right, particularly our President, who at the very least deserves respect for the office he holds.

Really kind of sad how the media constantly finds a way to twist and spin these fairly innocuous stories about the President bribing international leaders to investigate his political opponents, or the President banning reporters who ask legitimate questions, or the President kicking transgender soldiers out of the military, or the President blasting out tweets calling women pigs and quoting Mussolini for support, or the President helping the Saudis cover up the murder of a journalist, or the President withdrawing us from the Paris Agreement and setting environmental progress back 50 years, or the President defending white power groups, or the President joking about Epstein's fondness for young women, or the President using orphaned children from mass shootings for publiclity photos while tossing paper towels at Puerto Ricans, or the President paying off a "horsefaced" porn star, or the President starting a war with the NFL, or the President separating hysterical immigrant children from their families, or the President hiding his tax returns and trying to use international meetings to fill his own hotel rooms.

By the way the media is spinning things in 2019, you'd almost think that the guy was in the middle of an impeachment inquiry or something, and that federal judges were chastising him for flagrantly ignoring 250 years of American precedent and behaving like he fancied himself a king above all rule of law.

Sometimes if a group does shitty things, and the media reports on it accurately, it's easier to blame the media than it is to look in the mirror and accept the fact that things ain't going great for the home team.
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Re: Trust in the Mainstream Media is Declining
« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2019, 10:59:52 PM »

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Re: Trust in the Mainstream Media is Declining
« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2019, 05:55:14 AM »
According to this recent polling from the Columbia Journalism Review (mind you, not some right wing biased media) trust in the 'authoritative' media has been plummeting. The analysis is in, and the media got ratioed bipartisanly. According to this poll 58 PERCENT of Democrats think that the media has a partisan bias; 90 percent of conservatives think that the media is partisanly biased.

https://www.cjr.org/special_report/how-does-journalism-happen-poll.php

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Re: Trust in the Mainstream Media is Declining
« Reply #4 on: November 27, 2019, 08:46:21 AM »
Our perception of the media is mostly influenced by where we stand politically.  Most of my friends are Trumpites and complain about the "mainstream media".  I think Fox news started it all.  They were ran by ex-GOP head Roger Ailes and were/are biased.  Some of the mainstream media are biased by the way they report stories that seem to be accurate, but reported in a biased way.  To me, people who only watch news on Fox seem to be completely brainwashed. Years ago the University of Maryland did a study on people who watch TV news and found that Fox viewers were clueless on history, government, and current events.

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Re: Trust in the Mainstream Media is Declining
« Reply #5 on: November 27, 2019, 10:29:54 AM »
Our perception of the media is mostly influenced by where we stand politically.  Most of my friends are Trumpites and complain about the "mainstream media".  I think Fox news started it all.  They were ran by ex-GOP head Roger Ailes and were/are biased.  Some of the mainstream media are biased by the way they report stories that seem to be accurate, but reported in a biased way.  To me, people who only watch news on Fox seem to be completely brainwashed. Years ago the University of Maryland did a study on people who watch TV news and found that Fox viewers were clueless on history, government, and current events.

I find confirmation bias affects most, if not all, people. Some tend to be more self-aware and are able to recognise it. Some aren't so much. Then there's the issue of cognitive dissonance, which affects us all as well.

That's not to say that the various media outlets don't have their different biases - but it's likely that the perceived bias (where there is bias present) is likely to be either exaggerated or minimised depending on the observer's personal beliefs.
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Re: Trust in the Mainstream Media is Declining
« Reply #6 on: November 27, 2019, 06:35:31 PM »
The partisan leftist gatekeepers and attack dogs only defend the bullshit mainstream propaganda, because 98 percent of this 'news' currently says "Orange Man Bad" 24 hours, 365 days of the year, and that aligns with their ideology. That's why according to one of the most leftist colleges in the US, 58 percent of Democrats think that the MSM is bullshit; Could it be that their confidence in the media is damaged when they said that Trump had no chance in hell of winning the 2016 election? Could it be that most of the country realizes that this impeachment is just a partisan kangaroo court that will ultimately hurt Democrats in the long run?

The MSM is BS, and should be fact checked on everything that they say. The news used to be news (for the most part), now it's just multiplied opinion pieces disguised as news. Are their real journalists out there? Yes! Are the overwhelming majority of them in either alternative media or retired (MSM)? IMO yes! People like Ted Koppel and Lara Logan are some of the very few real journalist (retired) that aren't partisan leftist shills.

The idea that I'm joined at the hip to Fox News and only conservative talking points is outright BS, because Fox is also mainstream media. I'll watch a clip of Fox News on youtube every once in a while here and there (also CNN and MSNBC to troll them, as they seemingly always get ratioed). I watch people in the alternative media that are on the LEFT and HATE Trump. People Like 'Tim Pool' (a real liberal that calls out the MSM BS), and 'We Are Change' (a group that's been everywhere from Somalia to Epstein's Island).

Do you think that CNN is gonna do an expose about Epstein's Island, and the people on the flight manifest??? Or a Fox News pundit interacting with you on social media? Or MSNBC giving Tulsi Gabbard a fair amount of time during the Democratic Debate? No chance. 
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Re: Trust in the Mainstream Media is Declining
« Reply #7 on: November 28, 2019, 09:34:41 AM »
Political affiliation has no bearing on the disinformation that the media spews. Dem vs Rep is a misdirection, the real "versus" match is the people versus the influencers, who are currently politicians and corporate types.

Politics is an extension of the media, it's an entertainment source, nothing more. Don't get played by "left vs right" the democrats and the republicans will fuck you over for money any day of the week, as will private corporate interests, as will the media.

Trump is a symptom, not the root disease.

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Re: Trust in the Mainstream Media is Declining
« Reply #8 on: November 28, 2019, 01:57:35 PM »
^^^Bingo! I especially liked that you said "the real opposition is the people (like independent content creators on social media) vs the influencers (the mainstream media seven-figure pundits that are bought off).