An Ethics in Media study reveals that a whopping 95 percent of Americans are ” troubled by the current state of media.”
You couldn’t get 95 percent of the American people to agree that ice cream and sex are awesome, but 95 percent can come together to recognize just how horrible the media are.
The article goes on to state the following:
Specific reasons for why Americans are concerned do vary.
According to the report, “fake news” was the main concern for those polled, with a 53 percent majority.
The Bospar Study reports:
The reasons for their concern include the following:
- Reports on fake news – 53%
- Reporting gossip – 49%
- Lying spokespeople – 48%
- Celebrity opinions – 36%
- Left-wing agendas – 34%
- Gotcha journalism – 33%
- Right-wing agendas – 32%
- Puff pieces in exchange for access to other important interviews – 31%
- Blind items being reported in the news – 30%
- Hit pieces – 21%
- Rise of independent contributors versus on-staff media – 14%
“The survey group considered local print and online journalists as the most ethical (40%), followed by local TV reporters and anchors (23%) and national print and online journalists (22%),” Bospar reported. “Only 15% of Americans said national TV anchors and reporters were the most ethical.”
Bospar and Propeller Insights surveyed 1,010 American adults for the survey.
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