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September 15th, 2009 10:15 am
News You Already Knew
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This week, the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press released one of its periodic assessments of public attitudes toward news organizations.

It’s major findings:  “The public’s assessment of the accuracy of news stories is now at its lowest level in more than two decades… Just 29% of Americans say that news organizations generally get their facts straight, while 63% say that news stories are often inaccurate….

“Similarly, only about a quarter (26%) now say that news organizations are careful that their reporting is not politically biased, compared with 60 % who say news organizations are politically biased.  And the percentages saying that news organizations are independent of powerful people and organizations (20%)  or are willing to admit their mistakes (21%) now also match all-time lows.”

Strangely, only a handful of major news organizations reported the Pew Study.

The entire Pew study can be read here.

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