Many Americans will check the media today to see who “won” the Presidential debate.
And they will wonder if they watched the same debate as everyone else.
The Presidential election has exposed a rapidly growing fault line in American democracy – media bias.
A biennial report recently released by the Knight Foundation and Gallup Poll found that 73% of Americans consider media bias to be a “major problem,” a whopping increase of 65% in just two years.
The report found that 86% of Americans think news coverage is distorted by political bias. Of these, 49% see a “great deal” of political bias in news coverage, an increase of 45% since 2017, and 37% see a “fair amount” of political bias in news coverage.
Eight in ten Americans think news organizations are no longer reporting the news but trying to persuade the public to adopt a particular viewpoint.
Three quarters of Americans are worried that media owners are willfully influencing their companies’ coverage.
Hunter Biden Laptop
The bias is evident with respect to ongoing campaign coverage and especially with how the media is covering the scandal involving Hunter Biden’s laptop, which contains emails indicating Biden took a cut of payments from his son for business deals in Ukraine and China while he was vice president.
Hunter Biden’s former business partner, Tony Bobulinski, confirmed Thursday that VP Biden was the “big guy” who Hunter Biden planned to give 10% of proceeds from a business deal in China.
The Bobulinski development was not reported in some of America’s top newspapers, including The New York Times and The Washington Post.
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