While a number of people have been looking at the mainstream media with a skeptical eye for some time now, the majority of the population has generally shrugged this off as they go about their daily lives. However, as the state of affairs in the country continues to head in a negative direction on nearly every front, people are getting fed up with the lies and turning toward independent news sources in greater numbers.
People are no longer stuck settling for one of just three major networks for their news, thanks to the expansion of cable, the internet and smartphones. This helps them move away from government talking points and news tainted by corporate influence.
In fact, the AP reports that only 6 percent of people say that they have a lot of confidence in the media. In addition, Democrats were found to be more likely to trust the media than Independents or Republicans.
The study, which was carried out by the Media Insight Project, which is a partnership between the American Press Institute and The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, found that Americans prefer news that is concise, current and cites sources or documents that have authority. (Click to Article)