A new poll of journalists finds that they are perfectly OK with biased reporting, even though most regular Americans feel that journalism should be right down the middle and unbiased.
The newest Pew Research Center poll of reporters across the country may not be a surprise to the bulk of Americans who already feel that the media is one of the least-trusted institutions in America.
Per the Washington Examiner:
Among those who work for conservative outlets, 57% “think the profession should strive for equal coverage, while 42% of these journalists say equal coverage is not always deserved.”
Overall, on the issue of “bothsideism,” Pew said, “A little more than half of the journalists surveyed (55%) say that every side does not always deserve equal coverage in the news. By contrast, 22% of Americans overall say the same, whereas about three-quarters (76%) say journalists should always strive to give all sides equal coverage.”
Pew reasoned that the coronavirus and presidency of Donald Trump affected news coverage: “The issue of whether to try to provide equal coverage to all sides gained new intensity during Donald Trump’s presidency and the widespread disinformation and competing views surrounding the 2020 election and the COVID-19 pandemic. While some feel that equal coverage is always necessary to allow the public to be equally informed about multiple sides of an argument, those who disagree argue that people making false statements or unsupported conjectures do not warrant as much attention as those making factual statements with solid supporting evidence.”
But, come on. We know it isn’t about the coronavirus. Americans have lost all trust in the media, and it is clear that the media is now not only sold out to the left, but they are perfectly OK with it.
They have no intention at all of reporting the facts.Commentary