Only 6% of Americans trust the mainstream media: All the lies about vaccines, GMOs and false economic statistics are finally sinking in

Friday, April 22, 2016
By Paul Martin

by: Isabelle Z.
Friday, April 22, 2016

Americans are growing increasingly disillusioned, as the mainstream media continues to lie to them about vital issues such as vaccines, the economy and GMOs.

While a number of people have been looking at the mainstream media with a skeptical eye for some time now, the majority of the population has generally shrugged this off as they go about their daily lives. However, as the state of affairs in the country continues to head in a negative direction on nearly every front, people are getting fed up with the lies and turning toward independent news sources in greater numbers.

People are no longer stuck settling for one of just three major networks for their news, thanks to the expansion of cable, the internet and smartphones. This helps them move away from government talking points and news tainted by corporate influence.

In fact, the AP reports that only 6 percent of people say that they have a lot of confidence in the media. In addition, Democrats were found to be more likely to trust the media than Independents or Republicans.

The study, which was carried out by the Media Insight Project, which is a partnership between the American Press Institute and The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, found that Americans prefer news that is concise, current and cites sources or documents that have authority.

The American Press Institute’s Executive Director, Tom Rosenstiel, said that as news consumers’ expectations change, journalists need to master bigger skill sets.

Accuracy remains of the utmost importance, with almost nine out of 10 Americans saying it is either extremely or very important for the media to provide correct information. Around 40 percent of respondents said that they could recall a particular incident that caused them to lose faith in the media, and such incidents often surrounded a perceived bias or inaccuracy.

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