(Liberty Bell) – The mainstream media has had a stranglehold on our national narratives for too long.
The left is influenced by whatever whim the vast majority of like-minded legacy media outlets decide to perpetuate each news cycle, and the right has long abandoned any reliance on the corporate media complex to get their news.
Here’s the kicker though: it appears that the vast majority of Americans, regardless of ideological leanings, feels abandoned by the mainstream media complex.
What is supposed to be the “voice of the people” has turned into an elite group of pundits and journalists who sit in their ivory tower and tell us plebs what to think.
According to Newsmax, most Americans of all racial backgrounds and political persuasions say that news organizations just don’t understand “people like them.”
A Pew Research Center poll released on Thursday reveals that nearly 6 in 10 Americans say that news outlets don’t understand them.
Poll results show:
- 59% of Americans say news organizations don’t understand people like them.
- 37% of Americans say they feel understood by the media.
- 34% of Americans say their political views are misunderstood by news organizations.
- 30% of Americans say the media doesn’t understand their social or economic class.
Pew’s poll states that Black Americans are more likely to feel misunderstood by the media based on their “personal characteristics” at 34%, while white Americans say it is their political views that are the reason they are misunderstood at 39%.
Hispanic Americans are more likely to think that their personal interests are what is misunderstood most by the media at 26%, compared with 16% of Black and 17% of white adults.
There is also a political divide in how people feel the media understands them.
“Republicans who feel news organizations misunderstand them are far more likely to say their political views are most misunderstood, while Democrats are somewhat more likely to cite their social class, personal interests and personal characteristics,” the report says.
The poll was conducted among 10,300 Americans between February 18th and March 2nd.
The margin of error was plus or minus 1.5 percentage points.