Monday, September 14, 2009

Latest Pew-less than a third of Americans think news organisations get the facts straight

The latest Pew report is out and it makes grim reading for the American media.

It has found that the public’s assessment of the accuracy of news stories is now at its lowest level in more than two decades.

According to the report

Just 29% of Americans say that news organizations generally get the facts straight, while 63% say that news stories are often inaccurate

Also the report finds that only about a quarter 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.

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