A new Zogby poll finds that a huge majority of the American people have a serious confidence problem with the “mainstream” media.
John Zogby is himself a liberal, but his polls have been noted for years for their accuracy and candor.
From the Zogby release:
Two thirds of Americans – 67% – believe traditional journalism is out of touch with what Americans want from their news, a new We Media/Zogby Interactive poll shows.
The survey also found that while most Americans (70%) think journalism is important to the quality of life in their communities, two thirds (64%) are dissatisfied with the quality of journalism in their communities.
The release also states that while Republicans (79%) and independents (75%) have the highest levels of dissatisfaction, as we might expect, the survey also found that 50% of Democrats expressed the same concerns.
With the kind of Left wing slant we’re used to seeing from the media on issues like abortion and political involvement of Christians, to hit jobs on Republicans, to transparent smear jobs, seldom does a day go by where the “mainstream” media doesn’t make a mockery of it’s professed “objectivity.”
If the “mainstream” media would like to recover some of the confidence the people once had in journalism, they should either dedicate themselves to genuinely being objective in what they cover, what they don’t cover, and how they cover what they cover…or just go ahead and admit their bias up front.
If the media would just admit their political leanings up front, at least we’d recognize up front that we’re likely to get slant from ABC, NBC, CBS, PBS, CNN, the New York Times, the Washington Post, the LA Times, et al.
How about either living up to your professions of objectivity, or give us some “truth in advertising,” guys?