84 percent of Americans believe the news media is the cause for divided country. Americans think the media is pushing an agenda.
Are you proud of your profession? Are you embarrassed for your profession? If No to either, that’s a problem.
A Binary Choice: Credibility and integrity or your agenda. Can’t have both.
The press also has a clear political bias, the survey found. A whopping 86 percent of Americans believe media outlets lean one way…
In addition, Americans think the media is pushing an agenda. Three in four people (74%) worry that owners of media companies are influencing coverage… They also suspect that inaccuracies in reporting are purposeful… 54% believing that reporters misrepresent the facts and another 28% believe reporters are guilty of “making facts up entirely.”
Just The Facts
Even after being demonized and slandered almost daily for months on TV news, in the newspapers, by congress members and by presidential candidates whose whole campaign seemed to center on vilifying the police more than two times as many citizens still trust the police than the TV news, newspapers or congress.
Now I am going to read you a list of institutions in American society. Please tell me how much confidence you, yourself, have in each one — a great deal, quite a lot…
Great deal/quite a lot
- Police – 48%
- Newspapers – 24%
- Television News – 18%
- Congress – 13%