Carol Platt Liebau: A Damning Indictment

Thursday, January 04, 2007

A Damning Indictment

Not surprisingly, a significant proportion of Americans don't believe the MSM is reporting accurately on the situation in Iraq.

What's interesting is that 55% of Democrats think the press has it about right (no doubt that group includes members of the press themselves!). In contrast, fully 67% of Republicans believe that the MSM is portraying the situation as worse than it is.

It's too bad that the media's obvious and well-documented bias has so thoroughly tainted its credibility with a significant portion of the American public. For a profession whose credibiity is supposedly its stock in trade, that's a pretty damning indictment.

So far, however, it seems that the MSM isn't prepared to do much about it.


Blogger One Salient Oversight said...

There are two major errors that people have about the Mainstream media. The first is to believe everything it says. The second is to not believe anything it says.

The mainstream media is useful - but if it reports things that go against our political sensibilities, it is too easy to say "Well they're biased so they must be wrong".

Sadly, for the right, it seems that truth actually does have a liberal bias.

11:50 PM  
Blogger stackja1945 said...

"tainted" food led to the FDA after some of the then media made the public aware. Now the public is aware of another smell. This time the MSM is the cause of the tainting.

2:58 AM  

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