Massive number of Americans say news media ARE the enemy

A recent poll by Rasmussen Reports reveals that 59% of respondents consider the legacy media in America, including publications and broadcasters, as their "enemy."'More and more people are growing impatient and distrustful of the stories.'

‘More and more people are growing impatient and distrustful of the stories’

Bob Unruh
WND News Center

President Trump often has called the legacy media in America the enemy of the people.

He repeatedly was in conflict with reporters over their biased questions, implications of wrongdoing and more – all because of their questions that often took on the attitude like the infamous no-win query: “When did you stop beating your children?”

Now a poll shows he was right.

Rasmussen Reports reveals 59% of respondents to a new poll confirm they consider those publications, broadcasters and more their “enemy.”

“A majority of voters don’t trust the news they’re getting about politics, and still agree with former President Donald Trump’s denunciation of the news media as ‘the enemy of the people'” Rasmussen said.

Its survey found “30% of Likely U.S. voters say they trust the political news they’re getting – down from 37% in July 2021 – while 52% say they don’t trust political news, and 19% are not sure.”

The survey of 1,002 U.S. Likely Voters was conducted on May 16-18, 2023 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points.

A column from Paul Bedard of the Washington Examiner explained, “Maybe it’s the softball questions lofted to top administration officials. It could have been the applause and laughter from reporters that greeted President Joe Biden at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner when he bragged about ignoring them.

“Whatever it is, more and more people are growing impatient and distrustful of the stories coming out of Washington.”

He explained, “One reason may be the left-wing bias they see in those stories. An equal 52% said that the media favors Democrats by more than 2-1. … The survey is similar to some that continue to ask if, as former President Donald Trump once said, the media is the enemy of the people.”

The pollster said it’s actually a majority of every racial category – “58% of whites, 51% of black voters and 68% of other minorities” – who at least somewhat agree that the media are “the enemy of the people.”

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    Nike Ajax

    The news media has been the enemy of the American citizenry since 1952, when the CIA was tasked with misleading the citizenry about UFOs found at Roswell, New Mexico. Walter Cronkite lied through his teeth, as did Edward R, Murrow and their successors. It is even worse today.

    However, don’t take my word for this. Verify it for yourself. The easiest way is to go to the FVRL and order a copy of Annie Jacobsen’s “Area 51”. All you have to do is to read Chapter 4. It’s all explained and documented. The information in that Chapter regarding the CIA and the newsmedia can still be verified even using Gargle and Chrome (as of April 23, 2023 anyway).

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    A good survey; it should be done more often.
    The book recommended by Nike Ajax is spot on -thanks for sharing.
    Another fail-proof way is to follow the money trail, as well as the ‘power’ trail; easily done these days. Look what happened to Tucker Carlson, for example.

    Below are a few recent articles:
    “First COVID Vaccine Injury Lawsuit in U.S. Targets U.S. Government, Social Media Giants”
    “Big Food, Big Pharma, Big Media and Big People: How the Obesity Industrial Complex Works”

    Ultimately it is up to us – the public – to restore our democracy and our rights under the Constitution.

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    We’re seeing the results of this survey here. How has the legacy media outlets reported on this? Not one mention anywhere.


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