Thursday, March 17, 2005

Report: Trust in journalism has hit all-time low

The cliche' that comes to mind is "You only have yourselves to blame". One can't twist, spin, mold, convolute and fabricate without consequence. Contrary to popular MSM belief, the American public does know a lie when they see it, and the majority now appear to understand that the media is one big fat one.

Published by the Project for Excellence in Journalism, the report showed that in
the past 17 years, the public has come to see the press as self-serving and
discreditable. The number of those who thought the press was highly professional
fell from 72 percent to 49 percent, while the number of those who thought the
press covered-up its mistakes rose from 13 percent to 67 percent.
This lack of trust has translated into a decline in readership as the State of
the Media also showed. According to the report, the number of newspaper readers
has fallen from its height, 75 percent in 1992, to 60 percent in 2004, due to
distrust and other factors.
Sooner or later the MSM is going to have to finally decide which is more important, furthering their agenda or maintaining a mass audience. If they continue pursuing the former, they will end up preaching to an empty room.

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