Just 29 percent of the 1,506 adults surveyed by thefor the People and the Press between July 22-26 said news organizations generally get the facts straight.
Sixty-three percent said news stories are often inaccurate, up from 34 percent in a 1985 study, Pew said.
Sixty percent of those polled said the press is biased, up from 45 percent in 1985. Just 26 percent in the latest survey said that news organizations are careful their reporting is not politically biased.
This in light of recent arguments by outlets, such as the San Francisco Chronicle, which assert that our republic depends on the press. That argument is based on two invalid premises, the first being that what mainstream outlets are doing is objective journalism; and the second which assumes that what MSM is doing benefits the republic. Neither of these are valid, which is why the Pew study confirms what we’ve all known for quite some time: media, the watchdog of the people, does not exist. Traditional media does more in a fascistic sense for the government than it does for the people. Need more proof? When NBC does an expose on Van Jones, ACORN, SEIU, Organizing for America, or any other questionable surrogates of this White House, we can redefine the role of the MSM.