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    Default U.S. Distrust in State Media Hits New High

    Fewer Americans closely following political news now than in previous election years

    by Lymari Morales
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Americans' distrust in the media hit a new high this year, with 60% saying they have little or no trust in the mass media to report the news fully, accurately, and fairly. Distrust is up from the past few years, when Americans were already more negative about the media than they had been in years prior to 2004.

    The record distrust in the media, based on a survey conducted Sept. 6-9, 2012, also means that negativity toward the media is at an all-time high for a presidential election year. This reflects the continuation of a pattern in which negativity increases every election year compared with the year prior. The current gap between negative and positive views -- 20 percentage points -- is by far the highest Gallup has recorded since it began regularly asking the question in the 1990s. Trust in the media was much higher, and more positive than negative, in the years prior to 2004 -- as high as 72% when Gallup asked this question three times in the 1970s.

    This year's decline in media trust is driven by independents and Republicans. The 31% and 26%, respectively, who express a great deal or fair amount of trust are record lows and are down significantly from last year. Republicans' level of trust this year is similar to what they expressed in the fall of 2008, implying that they are especially critical of election coverage.

    Independents are sharply more negative compared with 2008, suggesting the group that is most closely divided between President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney is quite dissatisfied with its ability to get fair and accurate news coverage of this election.
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    Who gives a shit what Republicans think or mistrust?

    They're a bunch of fucking assbags who only believe what they want to anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JDubya View Post
    Who gives a shit what Republicans think or mistrust?

    They're a bunch of fucking assbags who only believe what they want to anyway.
    You are the last one to talk shitbag. You and HD figure out the story over the attacks in Libya yet? You fucking moron.

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    You referring to one of your goofball conspiracy theories again

    Fuck off, Bozo.

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    Go fuck yourself shitbag, youre a fucking liar, and a piece of shit.


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    This is why when I want news, I go to The Daily Show.
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