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60% of Americans don’t trust mainstream media

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A Gallup Poll released on Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020 reveals that people’s trust in the mainstream media is continuing to erode with 60% of people they have no or little trust of the mainstream media.

The Blaze reports:

A new Gallup poll published Wednesday reveals that a majority of Americans do not trust the mass media to tell the full story.

According to Gallup, only 40% of U.S. adults admit to having “a great deal” or “a fair amount” of trust and confidence in the media to report the news “fully, accurately, and fairly.” And 60% of adults say they have “not very much” trust or “none at all.”

Of the four options on level of trust — “a great deal,” “a fair amount,” “not very much,” and “none at all” — a plurality of respondents (33%) chose “none at all.”

The Blaze adds that the percentage of Americans who trust the mainstream media hasn’t been above 50% since 2003.

READ: New poll finds 60% of Americans don’t trust the media to report the news ‘fully, accurately, and fairly’

Of course, becoming a shrill for the Chinese Communist Party doesn’t help people’s perception of the mainstream media. READ: New York Times Publishes Op-ed from ‘Beijing Enforcer’ Critical of Hong Kong Democracy Movement: ‘Hong Kong is China’

And of course Nick Sandman’s defamation lawsuits against mainstream media doesn’t help either.

Nick Sandmann, then 16 years old, wearing a MAGA hat and attending a Catholic school, was allegedly portrayed as the aggressor and racist by many in the mainstream media in a confrontation last year with Native American Nathan Phillips.

Faithwire reports:

Sandmann has sued seven media outlets, arguing each defamed him in their reporting of the now-infamous interaction the then-16-year-old student had with Nathan Phillips, a Native American man participating in the Indigenous Peoples March in Washington, D.C., which coincided with the annual March for Life.

“Today marks another important step towards achieving justice against a media that thinks it has a license to smear,” he said in a statement to The Post Millennial.

READ: Nick Sandmann Wins Another Legal Victory Against Four Major Media Outlets

Both the Washington Post and CNN had previously settled a similar lawsuit with Sandmann. READ: CNN settlement with Covington student Nick Sandmann a win for the ‘little guy,’ expert says AND The Washington Post settles lawsuit with Nick Sandmann after viral March for Life controversy

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