A recently released Gallup poll found that only 7 percent of Americans claim to have a “great deal” of trust in the news media, while 38 percent have no confidence at all in newspaper reporting. 

The study was conducted over the first 15 days of September and was the first time the percentage of Americans who have no trust at all in the media is higher than the percentage who have “a great deal or a fair amount combined.”

The Trends Journal has reported extensively on how the public is turning away from the corporate media due to partisan coverage of news events. (See “STUDY: MAINSTREAM NEWS CONSUMPTION WILL MAKE YOU SICK,” “NEWS CONSUMERS TURN AWAY FROM NEAR-CONSTANT COVID PROPAGANDA” and “RUSSIAN NEWS OUTLET WARNS OF WWIII, WESTERN MEDIA CALLS IT ‘PROPAGANDA.’”)

The Gallup poll found that there is a clear partisan divide in the U.S. when it comes to trust in the news media. About 70 percent of Democrats say they have either a great deal or a fair amount of confidence in news reporting. 

About 14 percent of Republicans and 27 percent of independents agree with Democrats. That trend is not new. Gallup noted that there has been a 54 to 63 percent gap since 2017.

Corporate Media Presstitutes Get No Love

Americans have seldom had less faith in corporate media outlets than they do today, according to the Gallup study. The report found that just 34 percent of Americans trust that the mass media will report the news “fully, accurately and fairly.” 

The number is essentially unchanged from last year and just two points higher than the lowest that Gallup has recorded, in 2016 during the presidential campaign.

About 28 percent of U.S. adults told Gallup that they don’t have a lot of confidence and 38 percent said they have none at all in TV, radio, and newspapers. 

TRENDPOST: The past few years have presented the news media with an opportunity to show how a combination of technology, resources, and expertise could meet the demand of reporting on a controversial presidential election, a worldwide outbreak, and a major war. 

Journalists have never had more knowledge at their fingertips and more ways to get their reports to the public. But instead of being a shining moment for the industry, major corporations put profits above principles and used newsrooms to promote government propaganda. (See “CNN+ CRASHES AT LAUNCH: PUBLIC WON’T SWALLOW CARTOON NEWS CRAP,” “CNN CLOWN SHOW EXPOSES MEDIA’ POLITICAL TIES” and “CNN DOUBLES DOWN ON FEAR PORN AFTER TEXAS RE-OPENS.”)  

In the U.S. media there are two consistents: sex and fear sells. So you have an attractive woman reading the most horrible stories you can find. Newsrooms also take the government’s words as gospel. 

The policy in most newsrooms across the U.S. is that they must wait for a government response to stories before they’re published. Editors make sure not to ruffle feathers by cutting and pasting these statements and not question the government line. If a government agency doesn’t confirm part of a story, that section is commonly left out.

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