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The United States ranks last in media trust — at 29% — among 92,000 news consumers surveyed in 46 countries, a report released Wednesday found. That’s worse than Poland, worse than the Philippines, worse than Peru. (Finland leads at 65%.)

The annual digital news report from the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at Oxford also found some improvement in trust in nearly all the countries surveyed — probably thanks to COVID-19 coverage — but not in the U.S. where the low rating was flat year to year.

It’s great that 71% of Americans have a lack of trust in the media. It’s a rational response to the demonstrable untrustworthiness of the media. What the 29% are smoking, however, is anyone’s guess.

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19 thoughts on “TWENTY NINE PER CENT OF AMERICANS ARE MAD

  1. “ What the 29% are smoking, however, is anyone’s guess.”

    It’s obviously not legal.

  2. I find the 29% of Americans are mad rather on the conservative side, going by the Incurable Trump Derangement Syndrome shown on ATW alone.

    Trump pushed those already half mad liberals over the edge.

    Trump must have done something right?

  3. But the same skeptics believe in anything that Alex Jones, Sean Hannity, Laura Ingraham, Wide eyed Tucker and the “ Great One “ tell them.

    They are the most gullible buffoons that ever fell off the turnip wagon

  4. “But the same skeptics believe in anything that Alex Jones, Sean Hannity, Laura Ingraham, Wide eyed Tucker and the “ Great One “ tell them.
    They are the most gullible buffoons that ever fell off the turnip wagon”

    Told you so.

    29% is being very generous indeed.

  5. 29% of Americans are mad.

    What is more astonishing, 28% of them appear to live in New York.

    It must be something in the water?

    Or Alex Jones, yawn, Zzzzzzzzzz or…something or other.

  6. ” Do you trust in the media ” is a fairly idiotic question, especially in this day an age.

    Some media has become more left wing, some have become more black racist, some have become more right wing.

    You need to ask dozens of questions about news subjects ( which the linked article did do ) and then ” do you trust designated media ( BBC, NY Times, NBC, Fox News etc )

    One who believes the media all the time is an idiot.

    But one who disbelieves all media is a bigger idiot.

    I know of only one print publication that is both very high quality and so straight down the middle that I defy one to say what their political views are. Anyone hazard a guess as to what it is?

  7. It’s not The Economist, because that is a bastion of globalism. The Daily Mail?

  8. It’s the Economist.

    Vastly less bias than anything else that I ever see in the US or Europe, off the charts better quality of writing, facts and analysis.

    In a higher league than NY Times, BBC, or god help us Fox News MSNBC or any of that.

  9. The media which in this case they are speaking of the Press….

    We no longer have a Press…. there are no “News” organizations period.

    What there are is propaganda outlets on allsides that spin events and stories to match what the writer believes.

    A Press, a FREE Press tells the reader the FACTS or information in a neutral setting so the reader can decide for themselves.

    Journalists do not “Report the News” they Spin it to match what THEY WANT you to think about something.

    That’s not a Free Press that’s Propaganda.

  10. 80% of Americans are not insane, they are simply misguided.

    😏

    Anyone who holds a gun in one hand, and a Bible in the other, is simply not quite all there.

    When it comes to that evolutionary ladder, some are barely holding onto that bottom rung by their fingertips.

  11. “ What the 29% are smoking, however, is anyone’s guess.”

    It’s obviously not legal….

    Depends on what state you are in……

  12. “ Journalists do not “Report the News” they Spin it to match what THEY WANT you to think about something.
    That’s not a Free Press that’s Propaganda.”

    It’s now simply click bait.

  13. There are no bibles in Chicago, and no fathers in any of the shooters households…..

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