For John, BLUF: I don't think the Main Stream Media has figured out it has a losing hand. Nothing to see here; just move along.
By Ms Dana Blanton
Slightly more voters find the White House more truthful than the media, according to the latest Fox News Poll.Well, it is Fox, but from Washington DC TV News, WJLA, we have:
By Ms Leandra Bernstein, Sinclair Broadcast GroupTuesday, February 14th 2017.
Here is the lede:
WASHINGTON (Sinclair Broadcast Group) -- While many mainstream media outlets have cried foul over Donald Trump targeting outlets as "failing" or peddling "fake news," that sentiment is largely shared by a majority of Americans.Then, further down, there is this little item.
According to a 2016 Pew Research study, 22 percent of respondents had "a lot" of trust in local news organizations, compared to 18 percent who trust national outlets. In total, local news coverage enjoyed a six-point advantage over national stations.So, The [Lowell] Sun is likely more trusted than The Boston Globe.
Next comes some reporting about how the "big" newspapers were beating up on reporters from other agencies over their questions at the President's most recent Press Conference.
Last week Emerson College political communications professor Spencer Kimball published a poll comparing the public's trust in main stream media to the public's trust in Donald Trump. The poll was shared the next day by President Trump himself under the headline, "Trump administration seen as more truthful than news media."The Sinclair Broadcast Group article is fairly long, but interesting.
The poll found that 49 percent of voters consider Trump to be truthful, versus 48 person of voters who find him untruthful. The researchers then compared that confidence rating to trust in the news media, which 53 percent of voters considered to be untruthful, a 14-point gap. A key finding of the poll shows that voters find the Trump administration to be more truthful than the news media.
Hat tip to the InstaPundit.
Regards — Cliff