Cheat Sheet Q&A: Public (dis)trust of the media:
Today's entry: Thanks for cutting through the media non-sense to get back to what really matters! It's still about Obamacare repeal and taxes but no one else is talking about them! Also don't more people trust the President than the media?
Bottom Line: You raise a good point with your question. Yes, as of the most surveying on "trust" - more people did still trust President Trump. Morning Consultant was the most recent accredited firm surveying on this topic (end of April) I could find. Here's the breakdown:
- 37% said they trust the President's information
- 29% say they trust the media's reporting
So it's not as if the Trump administration is exactly the epitome of credibility in the eyes of the average American but what does this say about the same Godless, soulless media? Btw, the Godless, soulless thing is an operating theory of mine - I believe they've sold their souls to Chuck Schumer or the devil (in the event they're not one in the same). Anyway much of the media is engaged in daily slander of the President. And by the way there are numerous mainstream media outlets that have provably slandered him.
As a reminder here's the definition:
slander. n. oral defamation, in which someone tells one or more persons an untruth about another, which untruth will harm the reputation of the person defamed.
Looking deeper into the survey work we find even more to the story:
- 51% of Americans said the national political media "is out of touch with everyday Americans"
- Only 28% said the national political media "understands the issues everyday Americans are facing"
So that takes me back to where this started. The average American wants/needs more affordable healthcare. The average American wants/needs a lower tax burden. The slanderous/Godless/soulless media don't want the President they promoted for the past eight years having his tax increases and unAffordable Care Act being wiped out in Trump's first year in office. So you can see their dilemma...
Here's the thing. On one hand the media's not getting a pass on the irresponsibility of their reporting. On another hand we're all being done a serious disservice. All Presidents, all politicians, need to have responsible media holding them accountable. Given Trump's penchant for elaboration and potential for exaggeration it's especially especially important to be able to obtain truthful, credible information. We're being done a disservice by the media as a result of their general lack of credibility. And yes, the concerted effort to distract and divert attention from what really matters to most Americans (healthcare for the their families and money in their wallet to show for their work) - is' the biggest disservice of all. I'll do what I can to plow through the BS in the meantime.
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