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Public Faith in US Media Continues to Fall

While the numbers across all three venues are dreary, the trend lines are important. With the decline in faith comes a decline in traditional media’s ability to influence public opinion and political debate. If the trends continue (and it is hard to find a reason why they won’t), the Web would soon be the most influential media component in the national conversation.

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Cyril's picture

The primary design rationale of the MSM (US and elsewhere) :

The primary design rationale of the MSM (US and elsewhere) :

entertain you to death while making you buy stuff that you don't need.

(That which anyone is free to not fall for, btw)

Then, as the socialists are put in charge of affairs, the biggest cronies finish to take over and that ends up being all about disinformation and indoctrination.

Their biggest strawman, being, in a 21st century : "Watch out! Very little of what you read on the Internet is true! Boo! Boo! Boo!"

To which my personal (thought) reply is : "Right. Whatever."

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.


"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

TwelveOhOne's picture

Exactly -- my Mom told me that when I was a child:

"Believe half of what you read, and none of what you hear."

Funny, that this wisdom seems sorely lacking in government indoctrination centers.

I love you. I'm sorry. Please forgive me. Thank you.
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Falsifying News, is not actually against the law.

Do not forget the courts have ruled that "Falsifying News, is not actually against the law."

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=axU9ngbTxKw

With decisions such as this, it is a wonder that anyone would actually trust the news. In the report, the news organization actually claims that they were 'vindicated'. It is absurdly pathetic...

Regarding Palin: I believe we are watching in real time the rise of the third party, which will be controlled by the powers that be from its' inception.

Next Scam: "Cash For Cash"


Completely understandable

Big Media is soulless.
The saddest part; most mainstream journalists don't even know they've been compromised.

Michael Hastings...

Michael Hastings was saying in an interview before his suspicious death that many journalists are very good, and dig deep for the truth, but are stymied by their editors and producers, who are directed by the ownership what to print/air and what NOT to print/air.
I believe that is probably at least partially the case. That is another part of the reason the alternative media has taken off, as more and more journalists find ways to get information to the public more directly via internet blogs and youtube vids, etc...

Are you a POT or a PET - Person Embracing Tyranny?

Interestingly "news on the internet" only

edged out "news on the television" by 1 percentage point. And both were dismal: 19% vs 18% respectively.

The American National Media

A Komedy Klub without the laughter.