Thursday, February 09, 2017

Majority of Americans Think Trump is Truthful, Media Untruthful

The media is going to need a whole lot of alternative facts to deal with these numbers.
After Trump won, the media decided to address its failure to influence the election by loudly calling him a liar at every opportunity. This was policy. Loud headlines in the Washington Post and the New York Times trumpeted it.
Week after week of constantly calling President Trump and anyone who worked for him liars resulted in....
The Trump administration is more trusted than the news media among voters, according to a new Emerson College poll.
The administration is considered truthful by 49 percent of registered voters and untruthful by 48 percent.
But the news media is less trusted than the administration, with 53 percent calling it untruthful and just 39 percent finding it honest.
The numbers split along party lines, with nearly 9 in 10 Republicans saying the Trump administration is truthful, compared with more than 3 in 4 Democrats who say the opposite.
The Emerson poll found that 69 percent of Democrats think the news media is truthful while 91 percent of Republicans consider the Fourth Estate untruthful.
To summarize, the one thing Americans can still agree on is that the media can't be trusted. Hardly any Republicans trust the media, but even the vast majority of Democrats don't trust the media.
So constantly calling Trump a liar doesn't work when even your own people don't believe you can be trusted.

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