This post was written by Connor Balough
The Mainstream Press may be Depressed, with a new poll coming out showing that 78% of Americans do not view the MSM in high regard.
Nearly 8 in 10 Americans viewed the press coverage of the Clinton/Trump election as biased.
Why would anyone think such a shocking thing?
Well, the polls had Hillary winning in a landslide.
Pundits claimed Trump was unelectable.
Now the media is trying to “crack down” on alternative sources of information, like Breitbart, Infowars, Prntly, and other top sites. Why? Because it’s hurting their bottom line.
Had the MSM actually reported things accurately, there would be no need for alternative media.
“The media are in full panic mode because the American people rejected their leftist agenda — and them. People didn’t believe the nonsense that the media were politically neutral. Even a third of Hillary’s supporters believe they were pro-Hillary!” Bozell stated in a press release, adding:
When you have a strong majority of actual voters saying the national ‘news’ media were biased in favor of Hillary Clinton and tried to influence the public to vote for her; and believing they are fundamentally dishonest, you have a major problem that can’t be fixed with an apology. The public has rejected this institution as being either objective or truthful. There is an institutional bias at major media networks that must be repaired and I am highly skeptical that news executives are interested or capable of undertaking this responsibility.
Despite the overwhelming and persistent bias of this cycle in particular, I am heartened by the fact that, according to our poll, the American people didn’t let it sway their vote. If this isn’t a wakeup call for the left-wing media to stay out of politics, I don’t know what is.