Over 75% of Americans Say Media’s Primary Goal Is Advancing Own Political Agenda
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76.3% of Americans now believe the establishment media's primary goal is to push its own political agenda, according to a poll from the Trafalgar Group and Convention of States Action.
62.7% of Demcorats believe "the primary focus of the mainstream media’s coverage of current events is to advance their own opinions or political agenda."
While 37.3% believe "finding and reporting the facts" is their main objective.
Republicans believe the media is primarily focused on advancing its own political narrative.
76.1% of Independents believe the same thing.
President of Convention of States Action Mark Meckler remarked on the results of the poll:
"Thanks to the decentralization of the news through the internet and social media, the mainstream press outlets no longer have a monopoly on controlling the news."
"Unfortunately, the mainstream media has been slow to adjust to this reality and don’t seem to realize that the average American can now see in real-time the difference between the actual facts of a story versus what the mainstream media says."
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"People are realizing the open bias and partisanship of the press."
"It is making them increasingly cynical," he concluded.
Last year Neon Nettle reported:
Associate professor of journalism at the University of Minnesota-Duluth, Jennifer Moore, said organizations are often held to the standard of “objectivity,” but such a “myth” is a standard not fully reflecting the job of good reporting.
“I tell students they [as reporters] need to be fair in their reports and seek the truth and tell the truth,” Ms. Moore told The Times.
“But what’s the objective way of reporting on enslavement? Or structural racism?"
"Is there two sides to that story?"
"We need to do a better job as a society to go back to some civics classes and learn about the news media and the relationship of journalism to democracy.”