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Gallup Poll: Majority Of Americans Disapprove Of News Media Handling Of Wuhan Coronavirus

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Of nine leaders and institutions rated by Americans in a new poll on their response to the novel Wuhan Coronavirus, the media fared the worst, and it’s not even close.

According to a new Gallup poll released Wednesday, the media was the only institution that scored a negative approval rating among the public with only 44 percent of Americans approving of the way the media has covered the virus. Fifty-five percent disapprove making for a -11 percent rating.

Gallup also gathered approval ratings for U.S. hospitals, schools and daycares, state governments, employers, government health agencies such as the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Vice President Mike Pence, President Donald Trump, and Congress.

The next institution to score the lowest among the people was Congress, which garnered a 59 percent approval rating to 37 percent who reported disapproving. Trump landed a 60 percent approval rating to 38 percent saying otherwise.

The poll was conducted March 13-22 and surveyed a random sample of 1,020 adults through telephone interviews aged 18 and older in each state and the District of Columbia with a 4 percent margin of error.

Trump’s 22 percent net-positive rating marks a net-33 percent difference in public views towards the president and the media in present moment of crisis, and for good reason.

Last week, as the states began to issue “shelter-in-place” orders putting one in three Americans on lockdown to prevent the further spread of the Wuhan virus, the media parroted Chinese Communist Party propaganda and remained fixated on whether the president referencing where the virus came from was racist.

“Why do you keep calling it the Chinese virus?” one reporter asked the president during a White House press briefing on the pandemic.

“Because it comes from China,” Trump said plainly. “It’s not racist at all… It comes from China. That’s why. It comes from China. I want it to be accurate.”


The same kind of exchange was during the press briefings throughout the week, as woke media elites took the bait from the Chinese government charging the term “Wuhan virus” as offensive earlier this month.

“We condemn the despicable practice of U.S. politicians eagerly stigmatizing China and Wuhan by association with the novel [Wuhan] coronavirus, disrespecting science and WHO,” said Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang.

The media has since decried use of the same language they employed themselves at the start of the outbreak.


It is common practice to name a new disease after a place or population related to its historical significance. A few examples include German Measles, West Nile Virus, Guinea Worm, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, Lyme Disease, Ross River Fever, Omsk Hemorrhagic Fever, Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever, Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), Valley Fever, Marburg Virus Disease, Norovirus, Zika Fever, Japanese Encephalitis, Spanish Flu, Lassa Fever, and Legionnaire’s Disease.


 
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infinitys_7th

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I think, now that the news has gotten personal, people are starting to realize how bullshit the media's coverage of Trump has been.

When the country is struggling not to go into a depression or have millions potentially die, petty media obsessions on what to call the Kung Flu or over some idiot poisoning himself with fish tank cleaner are more absurd than ever.
 
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Complaining about him calling it a Chinese Virus is unbelievably stupid. Sometimes they just can't help themselves.

That said, as this crisis gets worse and worse, and Easter comes with many dead and none reborn, these polls are going to change.
The media has been doing vital work. Even Fox News completely changing their tone a few weeks ago is huge, and will save lives.
 
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Imagine falling into that 44%. Yikes!

If you still depend on them for unbiased/accurate reporting after the Russian collusion hoax, then there's no helping you. They've shown their asses one too many times and it's not like they even try to hide it.

Just off the top of my head this is what we've gotten from them:

- Russian Collusion
- Nick Sandmann
- Kavanaugh running rape gangs
- Saying Chinese/Wuhan virus is racist, even though there's loads of footage calling it this
- Trying to stir shit up between Trump and Dr. Fauci

I'm sure there are more, but that's just off the top of my head.
 

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What does deductive reasoning tell you about those two stories? They've earned the 'enemy of the people' label.
 

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Complaining about him calling it a Chinese Virus is unbelievably stupid. Sometimes they just can't help themselves.

That said, as this crisis gets worse and worse, and Easter comes with many dead and none reborn, these polls are going to change.
The media has been doing vital work. Even Fox News completely changing their tone a few weeks ago is huge, and will save lives.
Yeah those poor stupid journalists. It's like they couldn't help themselves.

Oh wait, they could. They choose to argue over bullshit and push CCP propaganda.
 

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What does deductive reasoning tell you about those two stories? They've earned the 'enemy of the people' label.
Amazing... so basically they're going to move away from unfiltered broadcasting of his briefings because it's benefitting his approval ratings and are instead going to go back to their tried and true methods of selectively editing clips so they can provide sensationalist editorial content?
 

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Amazing... so basically they're going to move away from unfiltered broadcasting of his briefings because it's benefitting his approval ratings and are instead going to go back to their tried and true methods of selectively editing clips so they can provide sensationalist editorial content?
 

Zefah

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Uhhh...

You do know the difference between Congress and Senate, correct?
Congress does refer to both the House and the Senate comvined, but for whatever reason, it seems to be quite common to use it to refer to just the House.

Probably because representatives in the house are called Congressman/Congresswoman while those in the Senate are called Senators.
 
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Congress does refer to both the House and the Senate comvined, but for whatever reason, it seems to be quite common to use it to refer to just the House.

Probably because representatives in the house are called Congressman/Congresswoman while those in the Senate are called Senators.
And it's called Congressional (insert word after) for just about everything they do.
 
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The "news media" is nothing but propaganda, out to meet whatever agenda they side with. If only the FCC cared as much about "fake news" as they did net neutrality. But, that will never happen, as the pockets are lined with those that will pay the most.
 

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China hoarded all the worlds supply. Like with Canada and Australia. And now they are "giving" it back to the west. And its faulty and shoddy stuff too. Probably keeping the good stuff for wave 2.

China pulling the bait and switch. Create the problem and then provide the solutioun.
 
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The role of news is supposed to be to inform the people so that they can make their own decisions and form their own opinions. Mainstream media decided decades ago that there was more money to be made in making those decisions for the people and in telling them what to think.

It seems that people as a whole are finally becoming wise to this. Good.

It sickens me when a talking head from one of the major networks goes on and on about the important of a free press. Is it in the spirit of a free press if your corporate masters control what you can and cannot say on air, what stories you can and cannot pursue? I don't think so. Instead of worrying about what the government might do to limit freedom of the press, start worrying about what you've done to it yourselves and continue to do daily.

What does it say when you have to go to three or four different outlets so that you have enough data to triangulate the facts from the spin? Think about it.
 
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Excellent article from The Federalist showing what a bunch of wicked, untrustworthy cunts the media are:


So apparently the media now decides to do the things it once boldly claimed Trump tried to do — “Democracy dies in darkness” but not when we do it apparently.
 
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I don't need to read that wall of text to understand that Americans don't approve of what the media is doing. The debate is pointless because it has been this way for a long time. It is not like a trustworthy source dropped the ball this once. Their job is to spread misinformation and propaganda.
 

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Sooooo, while our press over here has been lamenting how awful it is to call Wuhan 19 a Chinese virus and debating the racist implications of such, real news about real progress has been being reported and there hasn't been jackshit (that I've heard at least) said about it.


Why isn't this on CBS? CNN? MSNBC? 79 of 80 patients in the French study beat this thing; how is that not fucking wonderful news that should be put out as a sign of encouragement to not just Americans, but the world? It's okay to be cautiously optimistic, but c'mon this is real fucking news here and what are these guys doing in the news business if not reporting on news?

This is why the majority of the public thinks they're all a bunch of hacks.
 

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Sooooo, while our press over here has been lamenting how awful it is to call Wuhan 19 a Chinese virus and debating the racist implications of such, real news about real progress has been being reported and there hasn't been jackshit (that I've heard at least) said about it.


Why isn't this on CBS? CNN? MSNBC? 79 of 80 patients in the French study beat this thing; how is that not fucking wonderful news that should be put out as a sign of encouragement to not just Americans, but the world? It's okay to be cautiously optimistic, but c'mon this is real fucking news here and what are these guys doing in the news business if not reporting on news?

This is why the majority of the public thinks they're all a bunch of hacks.
Pretty irresponsible to post this. Who knows how many people are going to ingest fish cleaner now ?

HQ seems like it can help but i dont want to get my hopes up yet. But doctors are even taking it now to protect themselves. If you have doctors taking it i think there has to be something to it.

But the media doesnt want egg on its face. If it turns out to be a treatment they will rewrite history and say that they were championong this and Trump was the one saying its a hoax.
 

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I doubt people are that focused on the kung flu stupidity, or tweets promoting china.

They're probably just sick of the repetition, and the constant fearmongering.
 
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