The MSM are Running Headlines about How Much they are Trusted: But the Data is Wrong, and So are Their Conclusions

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by Mark Angelides
The major poll that shows who the most trusted news networks are is a fake. The data is flawed and biased, the samples are weighted in favour of the “expected results” and the conclusions are erroneous. IN this article, we’ll show you exactly where the lies come from and look at why such a poll was first conducted.
The poll was carried out by Morningconsult.com on the 1st and 2nd of December last year and their results show that ABC, CBS, WSY, NYT and CNN are among the “most credible news sources” in the US. News sources that were deemed “not credible” (or with a low credibility rating) were Breitbart, Infowars and The Onion.

It all seems above board doesn’t it? But it’s not. If you search out the source data at here and here, you’ll see that the data doesn’t actually tell the whole story.
Let me give you an example…
If I asked you what would be the most credible news sources for someone who was all of the below:

  1. a female
  2. a Democrat
  3. a self-described liberal
  4.  suburban living
  5. non-military background

Would your answer be any different from this” ground breaking poll that shows the world who is the most trusted news source”? Of course not. You would rightly assume that ABC, NBC et al were the top choices. And this is what has actually happened with the poll.
The majority of people surveyed were: female Democrats who are self-described liberals, who live in suburbia and have no military background. Oh, and the majority voted for and approved of Barack Obama.
 
As well as using unfairly weighted samples, the data being presented to the world does not take into account how many people have actually even heard of the news agencies.
So for ABC, NBC, WSJ, CNN et al, the amount of people who have never heard of them was never more than 5%.
Whereas for places like Breitbart and Infowars, the amount of people who had never heard of them was over 40% (almost 50% in some case). So to compare how “credible” each agency is without weighting for awareness is a blatant case of propagandizing.
 
Which leaves us with the question of why they would do this. With President trump’s less than happy media relationship, the Left are trying to make him out to be a paranoid and delusional (so that when the impeachment proceedings start, which they will although they probably won’t succeed), the majority of sheep will blindly assume they can trust the media spin, because apparently “everyone else does”.
This is a propaganda exercise aimed at preparing the populace for a long line of spin and Fake News. They hope to make the public behave like sheep and follow the herd. Don’t fall for it.

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12 thoughts on “The MSM are Running Headlines about How Much they are Trusted: But the Data is Wrong, and So are Their Conclusions

    • I love the way the CIA keeps insisting the RUSSIANS did everything ….. the CIA is insisting that they, the CIA, is totally and completely incompetent and incapable of protecting itself, much less AMERICA. They cannot protect themselves, what good are they?

  1. TRUSTED? NOT! We used to be stupid, but no more. Just like we trusted the Bushies! Never again-NO MORE BUSHIES! Daddy advocated the NWO during SOTU speech to We the People, and Junior eliminated the U.S. Mexico border and allegedly was complicit in 911?

  2. Good analysis and explanation. Most skewing of results starts with the sample. It’s also a good idea to look for how many were in the sample.

  3. Just do a Google search “Trust in Media” and click the first link — Americans’ Trust in Mass Media Sinks to New Low — from Gallup, http://www.gallup.com/poll/195542/americans-trust-mass-media-sinks-new-low.aspx
    Only 32% [of Americans] say they have “a great deal” or “a fair amount” of trust, or put another way 68% of Americans do not trust the MSM.
    Pretty sad, the only group with lower approval ratings is Congress… imagine that… and all of them still get to keep their jobs.

  4. The term was popularised in United States by Mark Twain (among others), who attributed it to the British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli:
    “There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.”

  5. There are three types of lies: lies, damned lies and statistics.
    78% of people who quote statistics make them up.
    That’s because 5/4 of the population don’t understand fractions.

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