Today, there’s some good news. I don’t always have good news for you because, to be honest, there’s a lot of bad things that happen in the world. But it’s our job to try and bring you information that is as accurate as possibly, so a lot of the time that’s a real downer. Today, however, I get to report about the people of America waking up and refusing to be lied to.
Our friends over at The Hill (which, in case you don’t know, is another conservative news site) got their hands on a poll which shows that a surprisingly huge chunk of the population now doesn’t believe that the mainstream media can be trusted. Even, more than half of the democrats think that they’re just telling them what they want to hear.
Via The Hill:
Nearly two-thirds of Americans say the mainstream press is full of fake news, a sentiment that is held by a majority of voters across the ideological spectrum.
According to data from the latest Harvard-Harris poll, which was provided exclusively to The Hill, 65 percent of voters believe there is a lot of fake news in the mainstream media.
That number includes 80 percent of Republicans, 60 percent of independents and 53 percent of Democrats. Eighty-four percent of voters said it is hard to know what news to believe online.
“Much of the media is now just another part of the partisan divide in the country with Republicans not trusting the ‘mainstream’ media and Democrats seeing them as reflecting their beliefs,” said Harvard-Harris co-director Mark Penn. “Every major institution from the presidency to the courts is now seen as operating in a partisan fashion in one direction or the other.”
Now, I know that you might think those numbers don’t look fantastic for us either, considering that over eighty percent said they’re not sure which online news sources to believe, but the point is that they’re thinking about it! You don’t have to agree with me 100% of the time, that’s not how my life is validated. My goal is to get people’s brains moving by providing truth and reason, and even saying that you don’t know what to believe tells me that at least you understand that thinking about what to believe is really important.
(Source: The Hill)