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Forum Post: Americans' Confidence in Television News Drops to New Low

Posted 8 years ago on July 11, 2012, 10 p.m. EST by doitagain (234) from Brooklyn, NY
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WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Americans' confidence in television news is at a new low by one percentage point, with 21% of adults expressing a great deal or quite a lot of confidence in it. This marks a decline from 27% last year and from 46% when Gallup started tracking confidence in television news in 1993

The findings are from Gallup's annual update on confidence in U.S. institutions, conducted June 7-10 this year. As such, the findings preceded the erroneous initial reports by cable-news networks CNN and Fox News regarding the U.S. Supreme Court's June 28 decision about the constitutionality of the U.S. healthcare law.

Among 16 U.S. institutions tested, television news ranks 11th, following newspapers in 10th place. The 25% of adults who express a great deal or quite a lot of confidence in newspapers is down slightly from 28% last year. Confidence in newspapers is now half of what it was at its peak of 51% in 1979

Here is another example of how the impressive information had been presented in popular newspaper: "DNA match between OWS and Sarah Fox may be result of lab error" http://www.amny.com/urbanite-1.812039/dna-match-between-ows-and-sarah-fox-may-be-result-of-lab-error-1.3832542

For your information: the resemblance of human DNA and banana is about 50% - isnt that impressive ?



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[-] 2 points by letsdomore (89) 8 years ago

Our free press was sold out to the highest bidders long ago. Now it's just mindless distractions. The whole world is crashing around us and they just cover Lady Gaga, Beiber, Casey Anthony and gay marriage. Unbelievable.

[-] 1 points by Nevada1 (5843) 8 years ago

Good forum post.

Just say no, to propaganda.

[-] 1 points by JadedCitizen (4277) 8 years ago

I have 0% confidence in MS Television News. Well, maybe the weather report, but that is about it.

[-] 0 points by jimmycrackerson (940) from Blackfoot, ID 8 years ago

21% of adults express a great deal of confidence in television news. How sad.

I have more confidence in reading a Dr. Seuss book while on mushrooms than watching the mainstream media to find out what's really going on the world.

[-] 1 points by doitagain (234) from Brooklyn, NY 8 years ago

i wanted to know how bad mushrooms are. What sort of print onto human mind would be by eating mushrooms comparatively to chemical rushes . is that the same bad like having smoke every 3 day or something?

[-] 1 points by jimmycrackerson (940) from Blackfoot, ID 8 years ago

Well the imprint would depend mostly on the overall experience of the trip as well as the thoughts and 'images' experienced. Bad trips are not as common as many people would like you to believe. But a key factor to the experience is your setting. I find it best when I have as little interaction with people as possible; other than my wife.


The speakers in the Psychedelic Salon podcasts can articulate the effects better than I ever could. Namely the late Terence McKenna. I haven't listened to podcast #318 yet (which is the first speech in the link provided), but psilocybin is the main psychoactive chemical in mushrooms.

You will probably find some good information there. And the guy that runs the podcasts, Lorenzo, he's a supporter of the OWS movement.

[-] 1 points by letsdomore (89) 8 years ago

That explains it. The MSM is tripping on mushrooms. Except for the Fox news crackheads.

[-] 1 points by doitagain (234) from Brooklyn, NY 8 years ago

thank you for link. i have low connection. i would listen later. This days i cant even get some skunk for cookies. mushrooms is hard to get =)