For many, many years I have been disgusted with print, radio and TV news media. I have had to find alternative sources from which to glean information about everything from art to psychology to politics. Watching or reading mainstream media gave me heartburn. The never-ending rhetoric of liberal ideology. The dizzying spin of truth so that it couldn’t be recognized. I even held my breath when listening to the weather, expecting the excuse of global warming to be mentioned for every bout of unusual weather. And I knew I wasn’t alone in my angst about the left-serving media, after all I have friends who share my media woes. But by and large I have felt that most Americans are perfectly fine when it comes to letting others think for them, especially if those “others” have some form of celebrity. But today to my delight I came across some encouraging statistics from the Media Research Center regarding this month’s presidential election. Many of my fellow Americans have decided to approach the media, at least in relation to these past months of the barrage of political propoganda, with salt shaker in hand.
RESTON, VA – The Media Research Center (MRC) announces the findings of a new post-election poll on what actual voters thought about the media’s influence on the 2016 presidential race. The MRC/YouGov poll was conducted on November 9 and 10.
7 in 10 (69%) voters do not believe the news media are honest and truthful.
8 in 10 (78%) of voters believe the news coverage of the presidential campaign was biased, with nearly a 3-to-1 majority believing the media were for Clinton (59%) vs. for Trump (21%).
Even 1/3 (32%) of Clinton voters believe the media were “pro-Clinton.”
8% of Trump voters said they would have voted for Clinton if they had believed what the media were saying about Trump.
97% of voters said they did not let the media’s bias influence their vote.
After reading this I actually felt my heart flutter with pride in my fellow Americans. It seems that there are still many truth seekers out there after all. They really can see the forrest in spite of the trees. Thank God for the Spirit of Truth.