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Scientific Poll: Only 29% Of Americans Trust Mainstream Media
Posted By admin On September 14, 2009 @ 9:53 am In Featured Stories,News In Focus,Steve Watson Articles | Comments Disabled
Record numbers say they distrust a media dominated by corporate interests
Monday, Sept 14, 2009
A new poll by the Pew Research Center  has reveled that almost two thirds of Americans do not trust the mainstream media to deliver the truth, marking a 20+ year low.
63%, the vast majority of the over 1500 respondents to the survey, stated that the news media is dominated by special interests, rendering it biased and inaccurate.
When Pew first asked the question in 1985, the figure was 34%.
Now in 2009, just 29% say they trust the media to deliver straight facts.
The figures also represent a decline in trust in the media by a further 10% from 2007 numbers.
Perhaps this trend has something to do with the fact that the major networks, essentially owned by just five companies , have become little more than government mouthpieces.
Take ABC for example, the network that completely turned over its news coverag e to the government for an Obama healthcare special last June, and excluded any dissenting opinions from airing.
The latest example of corporate media lies came this weekend  as up to two million Americans protesting against unchecked federal government power was uniformly reported in the mainstream as a few thousand “teabaggers”.
It is not surprising that more people trust “fake” news programs  such as The Daily Show and The Colbert Report than they do the mainstream media dinosaurs.
Neither is it a coincidence that newspaper sales and broadcasters’ audiences are rapidly declining as people turn to the alternative media and the internet.
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 new poll by the Pew Research Center: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/14/business/media/14survey.html?_r=1
 owned by just five companies: http://libreria.sourceforge.net/library/Free_Culture/images/media-concentration-cl.png
 completely turned over its news coverag: http://www.prisonplanet.com/state-run-news-abc-turns-programming-over-to-government.html
 came this weekend: http://www.prisonplanet.com/mainstream-media-cover-up-implodes-as-millions-march-in-dc.html
 more people trust “fake” news programs: http://www.prisonplanet.com/articles/november2004/231104fakenews.htm
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