Can you trust MSM on amnesty or factual reporting?

Reuters and Rasmussen polls tell the rest of the story

Regardless of what you hear in the mainstream media (MSM) or the gross distortions from John McCain and his Gang of 8 on amnesty, a recent Reuters/Ipsos poll indicates the majority of Americans want most illegal foreign nationals deported.

Thirty percent of those polled say that most illegals, with few exceptions, should be deported, while 23% believe all illegals should be deported. Only 5% believe they should all be allowed to remain in the United States and given legal status. Seventy-five (75%) percent of Republicans think all or most illegals should be deported, compared to 40% of Democrats who think the same.

These results are in line with other polls in recent years, suggesting that people’s views on the subject have not changed dramatically since the amnesty debate reignited in Congress last month. Remember it was McCain and Kyl in 2009 who were pressuring Homeland INsecurity Secretary Janet Napolitano for further constraints on Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s immigration-enforcement authority. With Kyl newly retired, Jeff Flake has joined McCain on this deceptive mission. In 2007, national public outrage at the attempted perpetration of a massive amnesty sham resulted in the shut-down of congressional phone and fax lines.

The answer to the disparity between the skewed news we frequently get and more accurate accounts is found in this new Rasmussen Reports national survey of 1000 likely voters. It reveals that only 6% of Americans rate news media as “Very Trustworthy.”

Fifty-six percent (56%) of likely voters say they get most of their news from TV, including 32% who get it from cable news networks and 24% who get it from traditional network news. Another 25% use the Internet as their main source of news, while only 10% still rely on print newspapers — not a good sign for the ailing Periódico de la República de Arizona (Arizona Republic). Seven percent (7%) get most of their news from radio.

Fifty-six percent (56%) of all voters regard the news reported by the media as at least somewhat trustworthy, but that includes the mere six percent who think it is Very Trustworthy. Forty-two percent (42%) don’t trust the news media, with 12% who believe the news it reports is Not At All Trustworthy.

Rasmussen survey questions can be seen here.

Although not much of a surprise, this NewsBusters article relying on data from the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press, reveals that four times more journalists self-identify as liberal than conservative.


9 Responses to Can you trust MSM on amnesty or factual reporting?

  1. Dennis O'Brien says:

    This is exactly why we canceled our subscription to the Arizona Republic several years ago. It’s satisfying to know we were cutting edgers in realizing the flagrant liberal bias that has overtaken the news industry. Here in Arizona, it’s overt with the lousy newspaper and Channel 12 not only owned by the same Gannett lefties, but now housed in the same building! All the news that’s unfit for consumption colluding with one another!!

  2. eubykdisop says:

    Liberals are a minority and a very small minority at that. Lacking numbers and popular support, the only way they can implement their agenda is through various forms of manipulation and deceit. The press is one of the vehicles used by Liberals to make themselves appear to be more numerous and powerful than they actually are while seeking to sway the majority with propaganda.

    As exemplified in the above examples from SRAZ, one of the primary propaganda tactics used by the Liberal press is to falsely portray Americans as supporting their agenda. Seeing falsehoods in print in a newspaper gives them an air of credibility.

    The basis of the propaganda tactic is very simple; peer pressure. The idea conveyed is that “everyone else is on board, what’s wrong with you?” The tactic relies upon the human instinct to be accepted and to conform to norms. The facts are that what is presented is not the norm and those who want us to buy into their agenda are not the majority.

  3. eubykdisop says:

    To understand how the Liberal press views it’s “proper” role, consider this statement:

    “The press should be not only a collective propagandist and a collective agitator, but also a collective organizer of the masses.” – Vladimir Lenin

    Notice the absence of any mention of “truth” or “facts”.

    • Teller Of Truth says:

      That sounds like the guiding philosophy of the Arizona Repulsive newspaper, euby. Lenin’s quote is worth committing to memory. Thanks.

      • eubykdisop says:

        Sure thing, Teller Of Truth! :-)

        Liberal ideas, like those pushed by the Arizona Repulsive, have their roots in the thinking of people like Marx and Lenin. Go back to the original sources for a clear articulation of where the Liberal press is coming from and what it hopes to achieve.

  4. Delilah says:

    When I read polls trying to tell me most want illegals given permanent status, I choke knowing it is another big lie. Most want them prosecuted and deported.

    • Night Owl says:

      How right you are, Delilah! Those “polls” are wishful thinking on the part of the open borders crowd. The fact that there is such a “crowd” never ceases to amaze me. You’d think these people had no children or hopes of grandchildren and great-grandchildren into the future. Why would they desire to leave them less of a country than they inherited from their forbearers? A country where our heritage was honored, our Constitution revered, and English remained the language of the USA.

  5. Delilah says:

    Oh night, that is exactly what I tell the Libs. Think of your heritage and your Grand and GreatGrand Children. They will have no idea of their own History or the real History of this Country. It is being stolen from them by the Leaders of this Country that they helped elect.

  6. LEO IN TSN says:

    The battle is raging hot & heavy here in AZ. The destructive coalition of the LDS’ers, the CoC’ers and the LP’ers has worked very effectively to defeat conservative American patriots in our Republican primary elections for state & federal offices. Notice they always employ the alinsky-style campaign tactics of “lie about your opponent to destroy him” in the eyes of the low-information voters, and they work in stealth with fat wallets to subvert our state Party.

    Just look at the scorecard: McAmnesty, McKyl and McFlake in DC, and all of the randy parraz republicans around the valley. True Republicans throughout the state must start NOW in recruiting and educating other true Republicans to register and vote in our primaries.

    And what sane conservative would ever even consider going along with “open primaries?”

    God bless America.