I am pretty much the average news junkie. During the early nineties, I realized that a lot of information I was getting from the media was not making sense to me. When the first Iraq war began, I started listening to talk radio and hearing things that I was not hearing anywhere else. As I began to pay attention, I realized that I was not hearing the full story on the news and began to look for other sources of information. As the internet grew, more of those sources became available (without having to subscribe to fifty newspapers and have a pile of paper in your house at all times}. During the 2008 primary campaign, I became very concerned about the things I was reading versus the things the news was reporting. I began this blog. Last Thursday, Newsbusters posted a story that convinced me that I need to keep blogging for as long as it takes for everyone to evaluate carefully what they hear on the news from the mainstream media or on the internet.
The headline in the article in Newsbusters is,”ABC, CBS Notice Obama’s ‘Lowest Ever’ Approval Rating; NBC Out to Lunch.”
The article reports:
On Tuesday, ABC’s World News and CBS Evening News both reported the latest poll numbers from the “respected” Quinnipiac University, as CBS’s Scott Pelley labeled the institution, regarding President Obama’s “lowest ever” approval rating, along with Americans’ dim view of the politician’s honesty. ABC’s Diane Sawyer noted that “for the first time in his presidency, a majority of American voters – 52 percent…say President Obama is not honest and trustworthy.”
The fact that 52 percent of Americans think that President Obama is not honest and trustworthy is important. Admittedly, in the past thirty years Americans have lowered their standards in expecting honesty from politicians (although we have sent a few of them to jail), but that is an astonishing number that we as voters need to be aware of.
Please follow the link above and read the entire article. All of us (including me) need to be better informed.