According to a new Pew Research Center poll, the US media won the rank of most bias in the world.
More than in any other country, Americans on both sides of the political aisle believe the media does does a poor job covering political issues fairly, according to a blockbuster new survey of media consumption in 38 nations.
What’s more, the Pew Research Center’s study found that supporters of President Trump believe the media is doing a worse job covering politics than the supporters of any of the other international political leaders in countries surveyed.
The survey found that just 21 percent of Americans supportive of Trump and Republicans believe the media is fair. But it also found that just 55 percent of those who don’t back Trump also believe the media is not fairly covering politics in the U.S.
In every other case, those numbers are flipped, said Pew.
“The U.S. is also one of only a few countries where governing party supporters are less satisfied with their news media than are non-supporters. In most countries, people who support the political party currently in power are more satisfied with the performance of their news media than those who do not support the governing party,” said the study.
This is a troubling poll. The key to any free society is having a trustworthy media presence. If citizens in America don’t trust the news then how are they supposed to stay informed as it pertains to what is going on in the country? Everyday Americans don’t have the time to be their own journalists. They expect the people being paid to do the job to be giving them real information. Sadly, not only is trust down but journalistic integrity is as well.
If confronted with this the media would likely blame Donald Trump for this. They would claim his attacks on them ruined their credibility. What they don’t realize is that the reason his attacks are successful is because they do such a poor job of covering the news.