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November 02, 2008

Harvard: public doesn't trust media election coverage

As if the media actually gave a shit about what the public thinks of them...

Most Americans do not trust what they hear or read in media coverage of the 2008 presidential campaign. Poll results just released by the Center for Public Leadership at Harvard Kennedy School and the Merriman River Group show that 62% of those surveyed are distrustful of campaign media coverage and that same percentage think that the media does a poor job of separating their own opinions from the facts in their reporting. The public’s trust has not improved since one year ago, when a statistically equivalent 64% said they did not trust the media’s election coverage...
Mind you, this is Haaavad saying this, not some reich wing nut blog.
...“These findings suggest that the news media is at a crossroads in shaping their political coverage and winning viewers’ trust,” said Rosenthal. “...
I think the crossroad was passed a few years ago. Today, the media is deep in the bunker moving around their phantom divisions and plotting their ultimate victory. It may all end rather badly for them on the morning of Nov 5th. I'm just saying...


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