So this is an interesting poll from Emerson College:
“49% of U.S. voters believe that the Trump administration is truthful, while only 39% feel that way about the news media.”
Growing up, I never thought or felt the media was biasing the news.
Frankly, it never would have occurred to me.
Maybe, I was too innocent or naive.
But I always thought the media’s job was to “tell it the way it is.”
The media’s job, I understood was to be a honest broker, investigate, report, and tell all sides of the issues to help inform and educate.
What people then did with that information was up to them.
They would be free in a democracy to form their own opinions and see things that were presented to them through their experiences and sense of identity and justice.
But now, the world is upside down, and bias, bigotry, and prejudice is embedded in the media news itself.
The same story on a deportation case today can be told by CNN as one of racism and cruelty to immigrants for deporting a mother of two who was “a threat to nobody” or by FOX news as one of enforcing the laws and security against an undocumented immigrant with a felony conviction for social security fraud.
It depends what colored glasses your looking through and how you want to influence or control what the masses think and do about it.
No wonder, people don’t trust the media!
Not only were the projections based on garbage polling completely wrong in terms of who would win the election, but the reporting out of daily events is done through one-sided reporting, “alternative facts,” and “fake news.”
The Democrats and Republicans are duking it out, but it’s the media that it getting the biggest black eye on honesty and credibility, and losing the fight for influence over the American people. 😉
(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)