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News outlets are picking up this story about a GoFundMe to raise money for the 3 churches burned in Louisiana. 

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-47961014

So far I see BBC, UPI, and the NY Times. But oddly, no Breitbart, no Fox and no Daily Wire. Although to his credit, Ben Shapiro tweeted that he sent a donation. 

I also went to the sites for Fox, Breitbart and Daily Wire and got no results using their search functions. 🤷‍♀️

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31 minutes ago, nursej22 said:

News outlets are picking up this story about a GoFundMe to raise money for the 3 churches burned in Louisiana. 

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-47961014

So far I see BBC, UPI, and the NY Times. But oddly, no Breitbart, no Fox and no Daily Wire. Although to his credit, Ben Shapiro tweeted that he sent a donation. 

I also went to the sites for Fox, Breitbart and Daily Wire and got no results using their search functions. 🤷‍♀️

You also won't find Trump condemning the burning of those three Black churches, or commenting on the arrest of a White man, charged with setting those fires.

I already know why he is silent.

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Just in case there is anybody who still doesn't believe that there is a pipeline between the current occupant of the WH, and Fox, read this:

Monica Crowley, A Fox News Fixture, Is Said To Get A Top Treasury Job

That is from today's NY Times.

The person she will replace, is ANOTHER Fox contributor.

Yep.

There is a pipeline.

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Talk about the media behaving badly!

Yikes.

Fox talking head Laura Ingraham got real ugly once again, and got called out once again, for what she really is: a racist.

From today's Washington Post:

Laura Ingraham Insulted Chrissy Teigen. Then The Model Called The Host A White Supremacist

Apparently, Ingraham's brother says she is a Nazi sympathizer, like their fathers.

Shocking, I know.

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8 hours ago, Lil Nel said:

Monica Crowley, A Fox News Fixture, Is Said To Get A Top Treasury Job

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/17/business/economy/monica-crowley-treasury-mnuchin.html

1 hour ago, Lil Nel said:

Laura Ingraham Insulted Chrissy Teigen. Then The Model Called The Host A White Supremacist

https://www.washingtonpost.com/arts-entertainment/2019/04/18/laura-ingraham-insulted-chrissy-teigen-then-model-called-host-white-supremacist/?utm_term=.9e645f8fc937

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The Evolution of Fox News

 

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INDICATORS OF NEWS MEDIA TRUST: A GALLUP/KNIGHT FOUNDATION SURVEY

The report relies on a variety of research approaches — open-ended questions, closedended importance ratings and an experiment — and finds:

• Most U.S. adults, including more than nine in 10 Republicans, say they personally have lost trust in the news media in recent years. At the same time, 69% of those who have lost trust say that trust can be restored.

• Asked to describe in their own words why they trust or do not trust certain news organizations, Americans’ responses largely center on matters of accuracy or bias. Relatively few mentioned a news organization’s partisan or ideological leaning as a factor.

• Accuracy and bias also rank among the most important factors when respondents rate how important each of 35 potential indicators of media trust are to them. Transparency also emerges as an important factor in the closed-ended ratings of factors that influence trust: 71% say a commitment to transparency is very important, and similar percentages say the same about an organization providing fact-checking resources and providing links to research and facts that back up its reporting.

• An experimental approach not only showed the importance of accuracy, bias and transparency, but also revealed a complex relationship between partisanship and media trust. Both Republicans and Democrats were less likely to trust news sources with a partisan reputation that opposes their own. However, they did not express much greater trust in news sources that have a reputation for a partisan leaning consistent with their own...

...   A major challenge in fostering trust in the news media is that accuracy and unbiasedness are often in the eye of the beholder. Previous research in the Gallup/Knight Foundation partnership found that Democrats and Republicans mostly disagree as to which specific news organizations are accurate and unbiased.

 Still, Americans are unlikely to say that their trust in news organizations depends on political agreement, but the conjoint analysis suggests it may be more important than they say — especially for partisans when the direction of perceived bias runs counter to their own political leanings.

The prominent effects of partisan reputations in the conjoint analysis among Republicans and Democrats indicate how much these reputations can influence media trust. If certain sources are branded by opinion leaders as “liberal” or “conservative,” it could turn off large segments of the population to them and foster distrust in the news media more generally.

An earlier experiment as part of the Gallup/Knight Foundation work confirmed how powerful such branding can be, as people’s ratings of the same news item differed significantly when the news organization that reported the story was shown versus not shown...

https://kf-site-production.s3.amazonaws.com/media_elements/files/000/000/216/original/KnightFoundation_Panel4_Trust_Indicators_FINAL.pdf 

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48 minutes ago, herring_RN said:

INDICATORS OF NEWS MEDIA TRUST: A GALLUP/KNIGHT FOUNDATION SURVEY

The report relies on a variety of research approaches — open-ended questions, closedended importance ratings and an experiment — and finds:

• Most U.S. adults, including more than nine in 10 Republicans, say they personally have lost trust in the news media in recent years. At the same time, 69% of those who have lost trust say that trust can be restored.

• Asked to describe in their own words why they trust or do not trust certain news organizations, Americans’ responses largely center on matters of accuracy or bias. Relatively few mentioned a news organization’s partisan or ideological leaning as a factor.

• Accuracy and bias also rank among the most important factors when respondents rate how important each of 35 potential indicators of media trust are to them. Transparency also emerges as an important factor in the closed-ended ratings of factors that influence trust: 71% say a commitment to transparency is very important, and similar percentages say the same about an organization providing fact-checking resources and providing links to research and facts that back up its reporting.

• An experimental approach not only showed the importance of accuracy, bias and transparency, but also revealed a complex relationship between partisanship and media trust. Both Republicans and Democrats were less likely to trust news sources with a partisan reputation that opposes their own. However, they did not express much greater trust in news sources that have a reputation for a partisan leaning consistent with their own...

...   A major challenge in fostering trust in the news media is that accuracy and unbiasedness are often in the eye of the beholder. Previous research in the Gallup/Knight Foundation partnership found that Democrats and Republicans mostly disagree as to which specific news organizations are accurate and unbiased.

 Still, Americans are unlikely to say that their trust in news organizations depends on political agreement, but the conjoint analysis suggests it may be more important than they say — especially for partisans when the direction of perceived bias runs counter to their own political leanings.

The prominent effects of partisan reputations in the conjoint analysis among Republicans and Democrats indicate how much these reputations can influence media trust. If certain sources are branded by opinion leaders as “liberal” or “conservative,” it could turn off large segments of the population to them and foster distrust in the news media more generally.

An earlier experiment as part of the Gallup/Knight Foundation work confirmed how powerful such branding can be, as people’s ratings of the same news item differed significantly when the news organization that reported the story was shown versus not shown...

https://kf-site-production.s3.amazonaws.com/media_elements/files/000/000/216/original/KnightFoundation_Panel4_Trust_Indicators_FINAL.pdf 

Interesting, thanks for sharing. There are lots of fascinating tidbits to be found in the pages.

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Majorities of all key subgroups say their decreased trust 
in the media can be restored. There is little difference by 
gender, age, education and race. However, Democrats and 
liberals who have lost trust in the media are more optimistic 
that their trust can be restored than are independents, 
moderates and especially Republicans and conservatives. 
While at least six in 10 Republicans and conservatives say 
their decreased trust in the media can be recovered, 39% 
and 36%, respectively, say it cannot. In other words, about 
one-third of those on the political right have lost faith in the 
media and expect that change to be permanent.

 

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I generally trust the mainstream media and don't buy into the idea that they make up "Fake News".    I even think that when Fox News is reporting the News they aren't making it up.  

The news networks have a lot of opinion shows and panel discussions that I'm smart enough to distinguish from the real news and I tend to stay away from sources that spin like extreme left wing or right wing sites.  

I'm quite disturbed that people don't trust what has been our most valuable freedom.

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So incredibly proud of the Kentucky student journalists who took on Betsy DeVos and Matt Bevin, as they presided over the Republican dog and pony show, for public funds to go to private and religious schools.

These student journalists have a bright future.

From today's Washington Post:

High School Journalists Were Barred From A Betsy DeVos Event. So They Took Her To Task In An Editorial

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