New Poll: 72 percent say media ‘dividing Americans,’ spreading ‘hate’

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  1. Thought Criminal

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    The aristocracy loves to keep us at one another's throats, yes.
     
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    The normal 80% of America know that Fake Alt Right Media is responsible for dividing the nation.
     
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    Those on the right don't listen to media? The idiotic Fox noise, and Breitbart or any of those ridiculous rightwing talk shows are just as responsible. Funny you only call out on one side.
     
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    Ya that one cable channel and three AM radio compared to Leftist Hollywood, CBS, NBC, ABC, CNN, you vely funny :)
     
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    Funny that only one side pushes hate and division.
     
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    Other than fox, what other rightwing talk shows are you referring to?
     
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    I think you spelled TRIPP'n wrong ;)
     
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    Why play coy when you already know who they are?

     
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    I live in a rural area, and we certainly don't listen to AM radio, the only media we have television is cable or dish. Most here listen to XMS radio and talk shows is hardly what we pay for :)
     
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    90%+ of the media is leftist, like Bernie Sanders. And like all leftists, they don't see us as just Americans. They're only concerned with our demographic group:

    Are you rich or poor?
    Are you white or black?
    Are you male or female?
    Are you a millennial or baby boomer?
     
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    It's pretty much all terrible; far-right media is no better or worse than mainstream liberal aka closet conservative (CNN/MSNBC/NYT/WAPO/etc.) media.
     
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    Liberal (closet conservative), not leftist.
     
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    The RW needs to stop it.
    Look at how white terrorism has ramped up in the last 20 yrs. RW media is likely responsible.
     
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    They biased and blew the "survey" on the first sentence "Do you agree or disagree the mainstream media has played a major role in dividing Americans along racial, gender and political lines. This has led to a spread of hate and misunderstanding among some people.”

    "Mainstream media" is a dog whistle to the Trumpets. Not that the unbiased Washington Examiner would publish that fake poll.
    "...along racial, gender and political lines." another right RW dog whistle.
    "..."major role..." another whistle..
    ..."hate"..How the RW loves that word.
    "...some people...Now who might that be.
    This is a poll any professional pollster would laugh at. Here's how an honest, unbiased poll would read....

    Do you agree or disagree the media has played a role in dividing Americans? Then publish it in The Wall Street Journal or the New York Times. (I can hear the RW heads exploding.)
     
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    And I would still say I agree, in fact I strongly agree. America's corporate media was going to swallow the nation whole like the leviathan it is inevitably. And it has done precisely that. Corporate media promotes racial, gender and political differences. It blames a whole segment of Americans for Charlottesville, though most Americans despise the events in Charlottesville.

    It would cite 'White Supremacists' and a '15%' increase as though it's a really large number, but then we get the raw numbers of a 1,000 increase. Whoops! Not quite the existential threat to the Nation as we proclaimed, we wouldn't want the masses to know we're propagating them now would we?

    Instead of one ministry of propaganda and its head in Germany, media has advanced that the entire industry is a ministry of propaganda. It speaks no truth, and lies without repercussion. And when one lies with impunity, one shouldn't be surprised that they are called out for it.
    And their belief that they are beyond criticism is as delusional as their claims that their rights are being violated.

    The greatest punishment is that their networks suffer in ratings, and what Fox did on Election Night further alienated more Americans. It will soon be that the printed press will be out of business. And they will ironically at that point need government PROPS. They need to be kept alive by the State. Far from being attacked by it, they need Trump to salvage them.
     
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    Meh.

    How would these theoretical 'dog whistles' work?

    Would they compel Trump-haters to vote along with the sane people?
     
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    There is no “far-right” media that reaches the general public
     
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    I don't regard this as surprising.

    Right wing media has pushed a message of division and victimhood to its audience since before Rush Limbaugh had a national platform.

    Fox is totally devoted to this narrative, and has been since the day it went on the air. That business model proved to be very profitable and was eventually imitated by MSNBC.

    The us versus them narrative has been a staple of the right wing blogosphere. It is baked in and reflected throughout right wing media.
     
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    The Far Alt Right Media spew hatred every day.
     
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    By media you, of course, mean entertainment media like Faux News, Washington Examiner, New York Post, and similar entertainment venues where actual facts don't matter. As opposed to real news organizations like CNN, WaPo, and NY Times that diligently report the news.
     
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    Dems and the lying liberal media have been annoyed and blocked from being able to brainwash the PEOPLE into voting for dems.

    The real facts are, seventy-two percent of Americans believe "traditional major news sources report news they know to be fake, false, or purposely misleading."

    It's been that way before Trump ran for office with people TRUSTING the media typically around the low to mid 30-percentile range. That gradually fell from a high of around 72-percent of TRUST after Watergate in 1972.

    http://thehill.com/homenews/media/3...utlets-report-news-they-know-to-be-fake-false

    Steve
     
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    And since the media are shills for their side, many people rise to absurd levels in their defense.
     
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    Exactly!

    If ever a PREQUEL were written to Orwell's 1984, it would be exactly what is going on here today by the dem party, the lying liberal media and CORRUPT BUREAUCRATS. It jumps right out in your face.

    Here's another clue for dems. Corrupt bureaucrats (FBI) CANNOT let one political candidate off the hook for her crimes (CLINTON), and then turnaround and try to remove the OPPOSING CANDIDATE from office without evidence (TRUMP).

    Steve
     
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    It does come as a surprise to me- that means 28% of us still don't understand what's going on. That is too damn many; I would have hoped our society was smarter than that.

    Note the "not me" denials in answers to the post. Too many people that only see what they want to see, when they want to see it.... and think denial changes reality.
     
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