Poll shocker: Some voters still trust the news media...


By Andrew Malcolm - Investor's Business Daily

It may be hard for many educated voters to believe, but fully six out of every 100 Americans still find the news media Very Trustworthy.

That compares with a proportion twice as large (12%) who find the country's professional deliverers of news Not At All Trustworthy.

new Rasmussen Reports survey of 1,000 likely voters reveals that more than four-of-ten Americans (41%) believe the average media reporter (and most of them are average) is more liberal than they are. Those voters who believe reporters are more conservative than they totals 18%, presumably alcoholics for the most part.

Fully 75% of Democrats find that media reporters are at least Somewhat Trustworthy. About half that proportion of Republicans (38%) and a minority of independents (49%) agree.

This could be connected somehow to the consistent coverage of favorable Obama news such as his lovely smile, penchant for junk food, basketball brackets and willingness to tax and bash rich people except during fundraisers on their tennis courts. Plus his wife's gorgeous gowns, vegetable garden, buff arms and professed passion for others to eat healthier.

And it could be connected to the consistent lack of coverage of unfavorable Obama news such as the deadly Benghazi scandal, the deadly Fast and Furious scandal, Obama's untruths about domestic energy production, the unconstitutional war against Libya, direction of billions in taxpayer subsidies to campaign cronies, broken promises, unfulfilled economic and job growth, four consecutive trillion-dollar deficits, phony budget cuts, numerous hypocrises, 60% growth in the national debt, a Rube Goldberg healthcare law costing trillions, endless campaigning long after elections and serial manufactured Capitol crises to blame on the opposition party with media complicity.

Thirty-eight percent of Democrats feel they share about the same political views as the average news media reporter. But 44% of independents and 69% of Republicans find media workers more liberal.

Rasmussen also found that members of the GOP are most likely to get their news from cable outlets, while Democrats are evenly divided between cable and old-fashioned broadcast TV networks. Unaffiliated voters, as the intelligent and intellectual social pioneers that they are, get most of their news from the Internet where this column appears, with cable channels in second place.

Half of voters under age 40 get their news the correct way, from the Internet, while older voters turn to cable first. Women -- and you know who you are -- trust news media reports more than men, as do naive young people vs. their infinitely wiser elders. Read more at IBD...

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