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Poll: Faith In Media Hits Record Low
Breitbart Big Journalism, by John Nolte

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Posted By:Dreadnought, 6/19/2014 11:27:20 PM

A new Gallup poll shows that six years of the Obama Administration has taken as tough a toll on the news media as it has the Obama Administration. Just as the non-stop incompetence and neverending bad judgement of the White House has driven Obama´s poll numbers down to record lows, so to has that failure driven down to record lows the poll numbers of the president´s media cheerleaders. According to Gallup´s annual survey of numerous American institutions, the number of people who say they have "a great deal" or "quite a lot of faith" in newspapers sits at 22%, which


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Reply 1 - Posted by: dman, 6/19/2014 11:52:15 PM     (No. 9892977)

News media depend on credibility. When that is lost, people find alternate ways to determine what is going on that is important to their lives. It is something that individuals "on the ground" have a better feel for than any mogul sitting in a high rise office in NYC. Print and even traditional broadcast media are yielding turf to the internet and even social media - for very good reason. (I am a bit surprised, however, of the low ranking of internet news reported in the article. I guess it´s which internet news source - Yahoo vs Drudge, etc. one is talking about.) Regardless, traditional news gatekeepers are getting exactly what they deserve.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: steveW, 6/20/2014 12:44:24 AM     (No. 9893009)

"MSM" was never a good description for the knavish fools and foolish knaves pretending to be mainstream American journalists while, since 2008, taking marching orders from the White House and the DNC. How about MPP instead - "Must Protect Precious"?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: lil dotty, 6/20/2014 12:57:29 AM     (No. 9893016)

Just a part of Bambi´s transformation of America. Discredit media, and do as you please with no push-back. The bigwigs (no racism there) fell for the slime oil salesman hook line and sinker. Once credibility is lost you have lost. Ask obomba, he could vouch for that.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Sheepfarmer, 6/20/2014 1:47:35 AM     (No. 9893043)

They have a chance every day to start to gain back credibility, but they don´t. How many have covered the nightmare at the border? How many have covered the IRS cover-up? The networks are a disgrace, just like the WaPo and NYT.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: nevernaught, 6/20/2014 7:04:10 AM     (No. 9893144)

All of the Media outlets have lost sight of their bottom line... nobody watches, nobody buys the products advertised on your particular type of slanted programs or say in the printed media.

The bottom line is that I don´t buy the products advertised because if they agree with you, I don´t want them around. I haven´t watched an NBA or baseball game this year. I most likely won´t watch any NFL games either. Unionize College Football and that is gone too.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Mobyclik, 6/20/2014 7:13:37 AM     (No. 9893157)

Truth of the matter is, in Media-World, there is the Northeast, Washington DC and the left coast. ALL of the rest doesn´t amount to a hill of beans in their world, just pay your taxes shut up, and do as you´re told. And yes, I´m serious.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Rinktum, 6/20/2014 7:25:46 AM     (No. 9893174)

It is hard to have faith in the media when it is pure propaganda. Everything is presented in a manner favorable to Obama and his administration. I have more faith in the fine people who comment here than anything the media tells me.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: SpeedMaster, 6/20/2014 8:09:59 AM     (No. 9893216)

The MSM has been censored since before the time Walter Cronkite defeated our troops in Vietnam, we are just more aware now since the removal of "the fairness doctrine" and Rush provides equal time. Now a major objective is to "Hush Rush".

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Refried, 6/20/2014 8:40:55 AM     (No. 9893256)

Poster #6 nailed it!!

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Libertygal, 6/20/2014 9:35:38 AM     (No. 9893307)

Watch any "Man on the street" interview, and you will see just how effective today´s media is. Dumbing down of the general public is good for Democrats. Don´t think for a moment this is not 100% intentional.

Only the uninforned and undereducated can be led around by the nose. Look at the ones bucking the system, or fighting back. They have more than an 80 I.Q., which is what most print and television media is geared for. An 80 I.Q.

Do you really expect them to do any better? They dumb down for the dumb. Intelligent people can, and do think for themselves, and this is what they hate. This is why they want to shut down conseravtive speech, because at least conservatives try to educate and teach people they are being exploited and abused.

Progs and libs don´t want their victims to actually know this, so they purposely keep them stupid. In kind, the dumb don´t go looking for truth. They are blissfully ignorant, wandering around with their hands out. Playing the Knock out game for "fun".

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Pinchem, 6/20/2014 11:01:42 AM     (No. 9893426)

#6 and 10 are spot on. We should all, by the millions, slap our legislators up side the head this November with our vote but I´m afraid "We The Wimps" and "Obama Hindlickers" won´t allow that to happen.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: M2, 6/20/2014 11:09:24 AM     (No. 9893447)

Out of the 17 institutions listed in the poll, television and Internet news ranked 15th and 16th. The only institution that polled worse was Congress with 7%.

Very revealing: The people who were polled are saying they trust no one in the media or government to give them the truth.

I would ask whom they do trust. Just guessing, while not necessarily agreeing, they would say "The Pope", "my family", "God" or "my chiropractor."

The point is that with the exception of the ubiquitous 33% who always vote for liberals or Democrats not realizing how harmful such votes are to themselves and everyone else, the American people have no faith in anyone. And why should they, given how badly we are being screwed over every single day by our government and its Agencies?

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Reply 13 - Posted by: radrelic, 6/20/2014 1:14:25 PM     (No. 9893664)

Time to talk of the international jingoism (demagoguery and propaganda sound bites/jingles/mantras) of obama and his worldwide socialism agenda and also the yellow journalism that attnded it in the period of history when the word "jingoism" was adopted.

"The policy of appeasement towards Hitler led to satirical references to the loss of jingoistic attitudes in Britain. In the 28 March 1938 issue of Punch appeared an E. H. Shepard cartoon titled The Old-Fashioned Customer. Set in a record shop, John Bull asks the record seller (Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain): "I wonder if you´ve got a song I remember about not wanting to fight, but if we do . . . something, something, something . . . we´ve got the money too?".


By jingo, it´s about time obama and his propaganda machine, the yellow grey lady leading, was outed.It seems the sheeple aren´t peacefully grazing, the waters of American politics run red.

What is black and white and Red all over...
Yellow journalism of the left brought to you by your local Democrat dictator lovers.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Me_Opinionated_Nah, 6/20/2014 2:09:01 PM     (No. 9893736)

Photo of the Year! It’s only June, but the image at the top of this Breitbart article gets my vote, although it’s not even newsworthy. Only ‘Man Bites Dog’ is newsworthy.

Moving right along…

As I’ve often expressed it, sadly, most of America’s media distort the news, delete the news and invent the news. They just don’t report the news.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: PTSARGENT, 6/20/2014 3:17:09 PM     (No. 9893802)

This is an ever so slightly misleading poll, since if the U.S. is presumably a center right country the majority (who BTW listen to talk radio, watch Fox News and occasionally read MSM and watch the lefty detritus) serious adjustments to the numbers are required. Hence, assume those in the majority (center right) approve of their sources by 70% (not unreasonable) and disapprove if lib media virtually 100%, then you lump those in with the lefties who watch detritus and approve 70% (not unreasonable) you get a different picture. In this divided country you simply cannot average those numbers and make sense of it.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: judy, 6/20/2014 3:47:54 PM     (No. 9893835)

Faith in media? There is no media. They will never regain their credibility. It´s lost forever.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Dodge Boy, 6/20/2014 7:38:24 PM     (No. 9894042)

But you know, the msm remains dogged determined to pass the news, as it happened, through its political filter first at any cost, before the news is allowed to get to us. This is what happens when the progressive mind gets polluted with too much thought control during the academic years. Thanks school educators. Thanks unions.

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