Vast majority of Americans do not trust mainstream media
by Steve Watson
The establishment media and leftist bedwetters are pushing a false notion that Donald Trump won the election because of the rise of what they describe as ‘fake news’, when in reality a vast majority of American have rejected the mainstream media as totally dishonest and permanently turned to alternative sources.
The talking point is desperately being repeated ad nauseum by corporate owned online sources and TV news.
On Nov. 14, all three major networks featured news reports on the idea that so called ‘fake’ news reports shared on social media led to Trump’s victory.
NBC’s Today, correspondent Jo Ling Kent told viewers that “Critics say [Facebook] allowed fake news to spread on the platform, potentially reaching millions of people, creating echo chambers and unfairly influencing the presidential election.”
ABC’s Good Morning America and CBS’ This Morning also covered the story.
Reports today suggest that both Facebook and Google are to ‘restrict’ ads on these so called ‘fake’ news websites.
“Google said it is working on a policy change to prevent websites that misrepresent content from using its AdSense advertising network, while Facebook updated its advertising policies to spell out that its ban on deceptive and misleading content applies to fake news.” Reuters reported.
The London Independent reported that “Critics say that the false information peddled by President-elect Donald Trump may have helped him over the course of his campaign.”
The newspaper also carried another story today suggesting that the media is now fragmented and that “Yet, another distinctive feature [of the 2016 US presidential election] was the number of stories that turned out to the utterly false. This was particularly true – though not exclusively so – for supporters of Mr Trump, who were frequently drawn to news sites such Breitbart, InfoWars and Freedom Daily.”
Here, we are witnessing the death throws of a dinosaur as it gasps for its last breath before becoming extinct.
The corporate media is literally trying to convince Americans the total opposite of the truth… that their own output is accurate and authoritative, while every other item of news is ‘fake’.
For the dying establishment media, it’s far too late, however.
A new YouGov poll shows that 7 in 10 (69 percent) voters do not believe the news media are honest and truthful. The poll also finds that 8 in 10 (78 percent) of voters believe the corporate news coverage of the presidential campaign was biased, with nearly a 3-to-1 majority believing the media were for Clinton (59 percent) vs. for Trump (21 percent).
As noted by MRC, the sponsors of the YouGov poll, even one third of Clinton supporters acknowledged that the media was totally biased for her in its coverage.
“The media are in full panic mode because the American people rejected their leftist agenda — and them. People didn’t believe the nonsense that the media were politically neutral.” noted MRC President Brent Bozell.
“The public has rejected this institution as being either objective or truthful. There is an institutional bias at major media networks that must be repaired” Bozell added.
Americans saw through the media lies a long time ago, as 97 percent of voters said they did not let the blatant media’s bias influence their vote.
Trust in the media is dead, and them saying that everything else is fake represents the final nail in the coffin.
While Breitbart News’ Stephen K. Bannon is about to become chief White House strategist, the establishment media is peddling desperate fake stories about Donald Trump seeking top secret security clearance for his kids. It is truly pathetic to witness.
As for the big corporations running social media, just as alternative media icon Matt Drudge indicated over a year ago, Facebook, Twitter are ‘Internet ghettos’ designed to corral people into the confines of a small, closed network in which they are only connected to “Facebook friends” who likely share the same views, eradicating the open range of independent thought that was once the Internet.
Just as happened with he mainstream media, it is only a matter of time before a majority of people realize this and figuratively walk out of their open cell doors, out of the prison and back into the wide open world.