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Saturday, November 19, 2022
Untrustworthy WND Unironically Promotes Poll On Lack of Trust in Media
Topic: WorldNetDaily

Bob Unruh unironically wrote in an Oct. 18 WorldNetDaily article:

"Disinformation" has been a big player in the media in recent years.

There was that "disinformation" about the Biden family's international business deals, that really wasn't disinformation, but it likely changed the winner of the 2020 presidential election.

Then there was Joe Biden's attempt to set up a government board that would regulate "disinformation."

And there have been all of those social media company attacks on "disinformation" that always seems to go one political direction.

The result?

According to Gallup, nearly 4 in 10 Americans (38%) have "no trust" in America's media, including newspapers, TV and radio.

The political divide is stark. Only 14% of Republicans and 27% of independents trust the media, but 70% of Democrats, whose agenda largely has been adopted by reporters and publishers, trust the media.

Overall, 34% of respondents trust the mass media to report the news "fully, accurately and fairly."

Unruh is pegging the irony meter hard here -- after all, his employer is one of the biggest spreaders of disinformation and misinformation in media. From COVID misinformation to election fraud lies, WND discredits itself on a seemingly daily basis. Unruh also doesn't seem to realize when he's talking about the poll showing distrust in the media, WND is also part of the media -- so he's admitting his own work can't be trusted. Given that Unruh amply displayed his right-wing bias by hyping attacks on Biden, there's good reason for that distrust.


Posted by Terry K. at 1:01 AM EST

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