Within our conservative echo chambers on social media, there’s a universal distrust for mainstream media. It arguably started with George W. Bush’s presidency as journalists started becoming more biased in their reporting. It exploded under President Obama when we realized he was being shielded by the press while Republicans were getting hammered. Ever since the 2016 election, the lack of journalistic integrity has been so palpable, many of us assume the entire nation realizes the bias is blatant.
As it turns out, that’s not the case. In fact, a majority of Democrats trust the news according to a recent poll.
NPR/Marist poll: how much do you trust the media? a great deal/not much
Trump supporters: 4/95
— Ryan James Girdusky (@RyanGirdusky) October 10, 2019
According to the NPR/Marist poll, 60% of Democrats trust the media, compared to 26% of Independents and 8% of Republicans. Think about that for a moment. The press promoted the Russian hoax daily for two years, often stating as indisputable facts their theories that were proven to be completely wrong. This same press has been spreading propaganda about impeachment more feverishly than the Democrats themselves while willfully ignoring inconvenient stories about Joe Biden, outright lies by Adam Schiff, and clear bias from the whistleblower.
This is why supporting conservative media is so important.
What makes it most confusing is the Democrats’ trust in an institution that virtually guaranteed a Hillary Clinton victory in 2016. That alone should make them question the accuracy and integrity of mainstream media, and yet they continue to follow along like sheep. It makes absolutely no sense.
Then again, let’s take a look at what Democrat voters support:
- Single-payer healthcare
- Open borders
- Climate change alarmism
- Criminal justice reform
- The nanny state
- Gun control
Knowing 60% of Democrats actually believe the lies being told by mainstream media adds context to how their perspectives are so skewed. Of course they think the worst of President Trump and the GOP. They’re being instructed to do so by the press.
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