Skip to comments.Study links impeachment beliefs to regular news diets
Posted on 01/24/2020 8:41:23 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer
For many Americans, how they feel about issues raised during President Donald Trumps impeachment has much to do with where they get their news.
A study released Friday by the Pew Research Center illustrated these tendencies, along with the growing Republican suspicion of media sources during the Trump administration.
Roughly two-thirds of Republicans who got their news exclusively from outlets with a primarily conservative audience like Fox News, Breitbart or Rush Limbaughs radio show told pollsters in November they believed Trump withheld aid from the Ukraine to advance a U.S. policy to reduce corruption there, Pew said.
Some 10% of these Republicans said Trump did it to help his re-election campaign the heart of the Houses impeachment case against the president.
But the gap between those views narrows among Republicans with a more varied media diet. And Republicans who avoided media with right-leaning audiences were more likely to say Trump was acting for his own political gain (34% to 21%), although 43% said they werent sure why he did it, Pew said.
Democrats who said they got news from outlets that appeal to liberals (MSNBC, NPR or The New York Times) or a mixed audience (ABC and CBS News, USA Today) overwhelmingly said Trump was acting in self-interest, Pew said.
The only place where more uncertainty seeped in was among Democrats who avoided outlets that appealed primarily to the left, although 49% of these still believed Trump was helping himself.
Similarly, those who followed a conservative media diet were much more likely to believe the false narrative that former Vice President Joe Biden called for a Ukrainian prosecutors removal to protect his son from being investigated.
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or a mixed audience (ABC and CBS News, USA Today)
These outlets appeal to a “mixed audience”???
If the mix is liberals and ultra liberals...then yeah.
What part of Ben Rhodes, “Echo Chamber Journalism “ brag is so hard to see or hear?
They weren’t doing too bad until we got to “false narrative.” I’m surprised the author didn’t toss in a “debunked” for good measure.
NBC, MSNBC are Comcast
CNN is ATT
ABC is Disney
Mega corps pissing in Americas shoes. Two are federally licensed telecoms.
When I see or hear ANY of those phrases [false narrative, debunked or "fact checked"] in a "news" story, I stop reading / listening.
Where’s Unibomber when we need him?
The thing is I’ve read the call notes. I’ve heard the arguments. I can’t connect the dots because I know when democrats are lying about Trump such as them claiming article two lets him do anything he wants when he was talking specifically about Mueller or that his joke about Hillary emails amounts to inviting foreign interference.
I can’t know what Biden bragged about and Obama’s open Mic comment to Russia to tell Putin he’ll have more flexibility after his election and not see a double standard. Or Hillary paying for the Steele dossier which was buying Russian interference!
Chicken and egg question.
Why do we consume the news we choose to consume to begin with?
So... what they are saying is that WHAT you believe is dependent on WHERE you get your information ?
I dont watch Democrat media. Could care less about the Schiffhead and Nadler show.
AssPress readers get DNC talking points without any filter.
Me, too. It’s just preposterous they expect us to believe that the press, the most crooked and lying institution in the country, is the official arbiter of false narrative, debunked and “fact checked.”
Whenever I see any of those phrases, I immediately and instinctively believe their agenda is showing and I thus believe the exact opposite.
Those phrases are INSULTING beyond belief to all intelligent and thinking people.
You mean they get the truth rather then lying propaganda pretending to be NEWS. How many more thousands of lies does the Fake News have to be caught in before people stop believing their nonsense?
False news narrative?
Watch the video AP and explain what “vital US interest” was Biden protecting when he threatened to withold $1 billion in aid?
Oh the Biden campaign told you he was corrupt?
So let us assume that even if it was true what is the relevance?
A supposedly “corrupt prosecutor” was employed by Ukraine. In what way would that have any bearing what so ever on $1 billion in US Military aid to the Ukraine?
The two are completely unrelated issues.
The Prosecutor would have nothing at all to do with how the US Aid was used. He would be completely out of the loop on it.
It is an utterly absurd argument on the face of it! However, because the Democrat Fascist Party gave them their orders, the Fake News is, again, just doing what they were told.
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