Axios: Trust In Media Plummets To All Time Low

This is the inevitable result of the DILE problem in journalism where everyone comes from the same social class and constantly signals their contempt for the ordinary White American.

Axios:

By the numbers: For the first time ever, fewer than half of all Americans have trust in traditional media, according to data from Edelman’s annual trust barometer shared exclusively with Axios. Trust in social media has hit an all-time low of 27%.

56% of Americans agree with the statement that “Journalists and reporters are purposely trying to mislead people by saying things they know are false or gross exaggerations.”

58% think that “most news organizations are more concerned with supporting an ideology or political position than with informing the public.”

When Edelman re-polled Americans after the election, the figures had deteriorated even further, with 57% of Democrats trusting the media and only 18% of Republicans. …”

The George Floyd riots were a turning point.

The term “racist” was redefined to mean virtually any White person including those who believe in “colorblindness.” Every single White American is complicit in the “systemic racism” conspiracy. Everyone is complicit in “white supremacy” which must be remedied by “racial equity.”

In this low trust information environment, conspiracy theories and paranoia flourish. It is harder for ordinary people to distinguish fact from fiction. The Washington Post and CNN could say it was a chilly day in January outside and half the country would doubt it based on the source alone.

Note: The Q Shaman is more relatable than these people. You don’t get the vibe from him that he looks down on you or hates you. He is a harmless kook.

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20 Comments

  1. Note to liberals. The White Fragility thing is not a good idea to pursue. Most people cannot process the complex and contradictory ideas therein. The best you can expect from white middle classes is a bit of benign neglect.

  2. Most reporters, editors and their bosses literally deserve to be garotted. I despise them. And I would be delighted to be the one who makes them pay for what they’ve done to society.

    • Spawn, you’d be right to feel that way. This crap – “the people behind this reporting are white and benefit from numerous privileges that the disadvantaged populations highlighted in this project do not, “So we have blind spots…” is known as White Fragility. As a friend of a friend said in a post I got about ‘white fragility- and the slut ‘author’ who is making bucks of this BS.

      “First, DiAngelo’s theory of White Fragility is unfalsifiable. It is impossible for someone to prove that they are not fragile, just as it is impossible for someone to prove they are not possessed by a demon.”

      “More insidiously, DiAngelo frames her theory of white fragility such that any denial of her theory is interpreted as proof of its validity.”

      “DiAngelo leaves white readers with only two options. Either acknowledge your fragility, which proves DiAngelo’s theory, or deny your fragility, which according to DiAngelo, also proves her theory.
      This is a logical fallacy known as a Kafkatrap. If our legal system worked this way, no person accused of a crime would ever be acquitted because their denial would prove their guilt.”

      “If a similar book were written about any other racial group- Asian Insecurity, Black Hostility, Latinx Insensitivity, etc., not only would the book never become a bestseller, it would never be published.
      People would see the book for what it is — an absurd generalization that attributes negative qualities to an entire race of people — the very definition of racism.”

      “White Fragility has succeeded because we are in a unique historical moment in which our discourse of race-related issues has become so irrational,
      that people can no longer tell the difference between scholarship and nonsense, or between antiracism and religion. “ – https://newdiscourses.com/2020/06/intellectual-fraud-robin-diangelos-white-fragility/

      …even John McWhorter, an African-American associate professor of English and comparative literature at Columbia University, said of DiAngelo:

      “I am not convinced. Rather, I have learned that one of America’s favorite advice books of the moment is actually a racist tract.
      Despite the sincere intentions of its author, the book diminishes Black people in the name of dignifying us…
      DiAngelo is less a coach than a proselytizer….The problem is that White Fragility is the prayer book for what can only be described as a cult.”

      https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/07/dehumanizing-condescension-white-fragility/614146/

  3. “56% of Americans agree with the statement that “Journalists and reporters are purposely trying to mislead people by saying things they know are false or gross exaggerations.””

    This is a FANTASTIC development.

  4. Yep, and the right wing media ecosystem which Trump offered up as an alternative is equally kosher. Newsmax and OANN are just Zionist fronts with ridiculous pro-Trump conspiracy theories thrown into the mix. And then there’s ‘alternative media’ which is jam packed with snake oil salesmen and various other grifters.

    Trump took a legitimate White grievance with the media and neutralized it while also channeling it into something benefiting Jews and Zionism. CNN will naturally report everything with strong leftist bias, but they are actually obligated to present facts. You now have idiots disputing verifiable facts when they come from leftist sources and believing the crack pot conspiracies on OANN.

  5. Watching an ABC program here in Australia called Q&A, it’s usually stacked with a panel of ‘experts’ pretending to be balanced and speaking for the majority, when in reality, they’re just full on Marxists speaking for inner city latte sippers with no grasp of the real world. To sit through one of these shows is to endure your own race being slandered, whilst Africans, Aboriginals, etc(who’ve done nothing to benefit civilization) are constantly pandered. ‘The Project’ on a competing network:- same idea…..but worse!
    I just can’t imagine why I no longer trust/ watch msm….

  6. The problem is Conservative media vs Liberal media vs whatever other political ideology media. Some people (aka the mainstream media) should focus on news and leave opinion out of it. Leave opinion news up to Activists, Blogs, Political Commentators, Organizations, Political Parties, Podcasts, You Tube, and so on. Divide news and opinions that way. Same goes for Businesses…focus on business and getting customers…less on politics at Work. Plus those businesses will have far more customers and make more money by being non political. Aka the way it was forever before the 2000s. Deo Vindice !

  7. The percentage of rubes and numbskulls that trust the Juden Lügenpresse is way, way, lower than 47%. It is more in the range of 29% maximum, but that’s being generous.

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