Ye of little faith – in the liberal Democrat media, that is. A new Gallup pol reveals the distrust of most Americans in major media outlets resulting in an all-time low. A paltry 32% of people have some trust in today’s media while nearly 40% say they have no trust at all in the media. Gee, I wonder why?
Gallup has been tracking American’s trust in media since 1972 and stated they’ve never seen numbers this grim. Most informed Christians and conservatives saw signs of this slow erosion decades ago. The difference today is the media is proud to support and endorse godless and woke ideologies as they themselves are ministers of misinformation.
Vice president of Communications at Family Research Council (FRC), JP Duffy stated:
“In the Obama era, trust in the media began a precipitous drop and never recovered. President Obama sowed much of this division when he imposed policies that suppressed religious liberty as never before and used his bully pulpit to criticize those who ‘cling to guns or religion.’ The media cheered him on and even more so when he later endorsed redefining marriage.”
More than half of Democrats (58%) still trust the progressive media but among Republicans, trust in the media has plummeted to a historic low of 11%.
Back in June, another poll revealed only 18% of Americans still trust newspapers while just 14% trust television news. One reason may be the growing and open hostility toward Christians and Jews.
In addition to their warped worldview supporting what the Bible considers sin and evil, the modern media have been known to be anti-Israel and even hire antisemites. Their reporting after the recent hateful attacks in Israel is another example of what the Media Research Council refers to as a “Decades-long, antisemitic Hamas PR campaign.”
The mainstream media have a long history of denying the truth and dismissing Palestinian violence against the Jewish people and it was on display again as many tried dismissing their brutality and the mass murder of over 1,400 Jewish people. Some blamed Israel and insisted they deserved or provoked the attacks.
At Newsbusters, Bill D’Agostino writes:
“The left-wing media view the Israeli-Palestinian conflict through a pseudo-Marxist framing, in which Israel is cast as the cruel and racist oppressor while the Palestinians are the oppressed minority subjugated by a hostile regime. As a result, journalists at these networks think of violence by Palestinians as the “voice of the unheard,” and therefore they endeavor to excuse it.”
From CNN and MSNBC to the major networks, the reporting can be pretty bad. One anchor insisted, “Israel is an occupying power,” a contributor at CNN, Adele Raja said in 2021, “The world needs a new Hitler,” and an editor celebrated on Twitter when Hamas murdered four Jewish citizens in Jerusalem calling them “pigs.”
Following the October 7 attacks on Israel, the three main networks have protected Democrat Reps in the House for their rabidly “anti-Israel posturing.” The “Squad,” informally known as seven radical House Dems, called on Congress to stop sending military aid to Israel, and they called for a ceasefire after Israel retaliated after the attacks.
On ABC, CBS, and NBC, Newsbusters surveyed all nighttime newscasts from October 7 – October 22 watching for any mention of the Squad. Ready? In spite of dedicating almost 9 hours of airtime (a whopping 525 minutes) to the ongoing conflict in Gaza, none of these networks gave even a second or mention to any one of the Democrats.
It took the New York Times a week to admit they jumped the gun and made a mistake saying Israel bombed a hospital and murdered civilians. The lie was repeated and sent out as media marching orders when no one had all the facts. IN a separate article on how the networks shield pro-Hamas Democrats from the public, Bill D’Agostino writes:
“These three women (Representatives Omar, Bush, and Tlaib) were also the only Squad members to publicly repeat the now-disproven claim by Hamas that the al-Ahri Arab Hospital in Gaza had been destroyed by an Israeli airstrike. Even after evidence emerged showing that the blast was the result of a misfired Hamas rocket, and that the blast had occurred in a parking lot rather than the hospital itself, all three Congresswomen refused to delete tweets on their official accounts blaming Israel for the explosion.”
Other recent polling indicates that a majority of Americans, both Democrat and Republican voters still support Israel.
It’s no wonder the Marxist broadcast networks have covered-up the comments and actions of the anti-Israel wing of the Democratic Party.
This kind of story reminds us to be discerning and use caution about where to get the best news, information, and biblical commentary. Many years ago, I put together a list of over 200 resources for Christians and conservatives to get good information.