If the liberal establishment media was to be believed, politicians started lying while campaigning when President Trump entered the race, and/or only Republican candidates actually "lie," while the MSM attempts to justify or excuse outright lies from Democrat politicians.
If the liberal establishment media was to be believed, the reason that the general public distrusts them is because President Trump calls them "fake news," and routinely criticizes them.
And...... if the liberal establishment media was to be believed, they are the last bastion of integrity to provide "checks and balances" against those horrible, nasty and corrupt Republican or conservative politicians.
LIBERAL MEDIA'S CHICKENS ARE COMING HOME TO ROOST
The problem here is the so-called mainstream media or traditional media or whatever you want to call them, cannot be believed.
In the age of the Trump presidency, they have given up any semblance of trying to appear "unbiased," and have proven themselves to be untrustworthy and the majority of Americans know it, according to the latest Gallup numbers.
Gallup first measured trust in the mass media in a 1972 survey when 68% of Americans said they trusted it. Similar levels were recorded in 1974 (69%) and 1976 (72%), but two decades later, when Gallup next asked the question, trust had fallen to 53%.
Although overall trust was at the majority level until 2004, no more than 21% of Americans dating back to 1972 ever said they had the greatest level of trust. Currently, 13% have a great deal of trust, 28% a fair amount, 30% not very much and 28% none at all.
While pollsters have proven to be unreliable, just look at the predictions of almost all the polls back in 2016 for evidence, Gallup has been measuring trust in the media since 1972, which means they have historical data to give their patterns and figures a little more credence, and according to the last time they ask respondents about their trust in the media, the partisan breakdown is very interesting.
Republicans and Independents all have very low trust levels, 15 percent and 36 percent respectively. Unsurprisingly, the only group that a majority trusts the media is Democrats with 69 percent, which makes perfect sense since the media is overwhelmingly liberal.
It isn't President Trump, no matter how many times CNN pundits and hosts whine about him criticizing them and calling them fake news, it is the media itself that has destroyed their own reputation, which is why Americans, unless they are frothing at the mouth liberals, pretty much take anything the media reports with a large grain of salt.
The chickens have come home to roost.
MEDIA TERRIFIED OF VOTING CITIZENS
Politics is a dirty game, lies are told and very rarely does a politician even attempt to keep the promises they make. It has been this way for as long as I can remember.
Now when the media's hatred of Donald Trump and conservatives mixed with their own biases, they lost control of "the people," meaning they wasted the influence they had on the electorate, which in turn totally ignored them and voted for who they wanted to, no matter how dire the warnings from the MSM became, because they selectively edited videos, made claims that weren't true and transcripts proved it, and played other games with the truth.
Now the media talking heads and news outlets are petrified that the American electorate are going to ignore them again and re-elect President Trump to a second term.
Granted the headline is snarky, but after reading the ABC piece, it is accurate as they appear to be more concerned with "domestic actors," than they are foreign interference or foreign social media bots or trolls.
According to Galvin, the U.S. electorate can learn a lot from what just happened in the U.K -- particularly by watching political parties and domestic actors. “One of the things that we're always very cautious about is everyone looking at Russia. But actually, we should be looking at the party and political dynamics closer to home and how domestic actors are using the platforms and manipulating the systems to spread information or misinformation that's favorable to their political stance,” he said.
Had they just said misinformation, at least they could have pretended they were worried about "fake news" spreading on social media, but they are concerned about any information that is favorable to a politicians political stance.....well, at least if the political stance is conservative in nature, otherwise, they don't even bat an eyelash at "misinformation."
The Last Refuge ends with the same snark they headlined with:
I mean seriously. Can you imagine a world where U.S. politicians easily spread information favorable to their political stance. Oh.My.God… The outcome is almost unimaginable…. People, allowed to think for themselves. Yikes, the horror of it.
If it were just the one ABC News article, one could be excused for thinking perhaps the writer just phrased their concerns badly, but it is not just the media that is concerned the American public may "interfere" with the results the media and Democrats want from the 2020 presidential election.
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San Fran Nan Pelosi asserted that leaving the election to the people was "dangerous," claiming that was why impeachment was so important, cynically insinuating that the legitimacy of the 2020 election would be at stake if President Trump was not impeached and removed from office.
If a Republican had suggested that a presidential election was a “dangerous” notion, he would have triggered around-the-clock panic-stricken coverage on CNN and a series of deep dives in The Atlantic lamenting the conservative turn against our sacred democratic ideals.
What Pelosi has done is even more cynical. She’s arguing that if Democrats fail in their efforts to impeach Trump — and, I assume, remove him from office — then the very legitimacy of the 2020 election will be in question before any votes are cast.
Remember, to the media, it is their "job" to "control" what people think.
The media has so much invested in preventing president Trump from being re-elected, there is no level of low they will not stoop to, no lie too big to tell, in order to accomplish that goal.
After all, they have already destroyed what little credibility they already have, so they have nothing left to lose.
If they show a clip of President Trump saying something, search for the entire segment and transcript.
If they claim an "unamed" or "anonymous" source made a claim, ignore it unless until they name that source, chances are they had none and are simply making up the entire thing.
Bottom line: Beware of the upcoming media lies.
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