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    23% of the public is hopelessly brainwashed, 54% nearly so

    Post  sinister_midget on Mon Apr 02, 2018 10:23 pm

    Poll: 77 Percent Believe Traditional Media Guilty of Fake News

    According to a survey by the Monmouth University Polling Institute, the vast majority of Americans believe that mainstream media outlets report “fake news.”

    A whopping 77 percent of over 800 respondents relayed their distrust for major news organizations in both television and print — a marked increase from the 63 percent that was already skeptical a year ago. Of those, 31 percent believe it to be a regular occurrence, while 46 percent see it as a more occasional issue.

    83 percent of those questioned believe that special interest groups intentionally seek to implant the mainstream news cycle with false information. Moreso, 87 percent believe that those same forces influence social media such as Facebook, as well as YouTube.

    Suspicion is not divided along party lines, though differences still exist. While Republicans are most convinced of the media’s impure intentions, with a pervasive 89 percent distrusting mainstream news networks, Democrats are now 61 percent in agreement, up double digits from just 43 percent a year ago. Those not affiliated with either party maintain a healthy skepticism of their own. Last year, 66 percent of independent voters already distrusted the media. This year, it has risen to 82 percent.

    What they don't ask is, how many people get their "news" from Facebook and Comedy Central. A huge number of young people trust the Daily Show to keep them informed. Which is worse than listening to CNN or MSLSD. That would mostly fall into the DemocRAT group.


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