April 8, 2010

Fed up with Media bias

A new Rasmussen Report survey finds that 55% of U.S. voters think Media bias is a bigger problem in politics today than big campaign contributions:

Voters ages 30 to 49 are the most wary of the media’s influence on politics today.
Sixty-eight percent (68%) of Republicans and 62% of unaffiliated voters say media bias is the bigger problem in politics, a view shared by just 37% of Democrats. The plurality (46%) of Democrats says campaign contributions are a bigger problem.
Sixty-five percent (65%) of Mainstream voters and 54% of the Political Class agree that the bigger problem facing politics is media bias.
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As far as voters are concerned, liberal is the most unpopular of five common political labels.

Thanks: Leslie Carbone.



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1 comment:

  1. I think this is a huge problem, not only in the U.S. but in Europe. I try to make a point of reading more than one source on many news events, and it's depressing to find such differences going from say, Fox News to The New York Times. It gets even worse when I'm reading about an event that I have direct information on. Then not only are liberal and conservative baises obvious, but often so is the ignorance of journalists and editors.

    I don't know that the loss of influence by struggling mainstream media outlets is a good sign. Then all we'll have are websites of various kinds, and that's even worse.

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