(Big League Politics) – A Pew research poll has shown that media trust among Republicans has halved from the beginning of Trump’s rise to the presidency to his ouster from the White House under bizarre and dubious circumstances.
As of 2016, 70 percent of Republicans trusted national news organizations, a surprisingly high number. After Trump’s removal from office and the total media blackout of information about voter fraud, that number now stands at 35 percent.
Other findings in the poll showed that Democrats went from trusting the news media at 83 percent in 2016 to 78 percent in 2021. Independents dropped from 76 percent trust in the news media in 2016 to 58 percent currently.
Local news organizations have considerably more credibility among the public than their national counterparts. 66 percent of Republicans still trust the local news media, down from 79 percent in 2016. Independents’ trust in the local news media waned from 82 percent in 2016 to 75 percent in 2021. Democrats’ trust in the local news media remained steady, dropping only one point in the five-year span.
The full findings of the poll can be accessed here.
Big League Politics has reported on the many reasons why the mainstream press deserves to be reviled and disrespected by the American people, including their constant cheerleading for Big Brother censorship:
“Independent journalist Glenn Greenwald appeared before Congress this week to deliver remarks on the “free and diverse press.”
Greenwald was introduced by Clay Travis, the founder of sports blog Outkick the Coverage. Travis has gained a large following for his website by refusing to embrace unpopular woke-ism in sports journalism, which has caused ESPN’s ratings to sink like a stone in recent years.
The founder of The Intercept who was forced to leave his outlet due to censorship concerns explained to politicians that the fake news media is driving Big Tech repression against free speech.
“The one point I’d like to emphasize, Congressman, about that is Big Media, the largest media corporations in the United States, are not opposed to the censorious behavior of Big Tech. Quite the contrary, they’re the ones who have agitated for it most aggressively,” he said.
“If you ask people in Silicon Valley, they would all other things being equal prefer to be out of the business of content moderation and have been pressured by Big Media companies for both ideological and competitive reasons to silence others who might compete with these large outlets in the name of diversity,” Greenwald added.
He concluded his point by making a plea to the members of Congress about the need to protect a true free press at the grassroots level.
“What I think everyone is saying is very valid in this concern for the viability of local media outlets. So if that’s the case, the focus ought to be on empowering these local media outlets to sustain themselves and to grow and flourish and not empower the actors who are causing so many of the problems which we are all talking about, which are big media outlets either acting in concert with Big Tech or in many cases co-opting the power that they wield,” Greenwald explained.”
President Trump really helped to raise awareness of why the fake news is the enemy of the people. They are not likely to regain their lost credibility as their profitability wanes and they are replaced by more sturdy, forthright competitors.