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Study links impeachment beliefs to regular news diets
The Associate Press ^ | January 24, 2020 | By DAVID BAUDER

Posted on 01/24/2020 8:41:23 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer

For many Americans, how they feel about issues raised during President Donald Trump’s 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 Limbaugh’s 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 House’s 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 weren’t 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 prosecutor’s removal to protect his son from being investigated.

(Excerpt) Read more at apnews.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: associatedpropaganda; bias; fakenews; journalism; media; news
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1 posted on 01/24/2020 8:41:23 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

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.


2 posted on 01/24/2020 8:43:26 AM PST by dp0622 (Radicals, racists Don't point fingers at me I'm a small town white boy Just tryin' to make ends meet)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

What part of Ben Rhodes, “Echo Chamber Journalism “ brag is so hard to see or hear?


3 posted on 01/24/2020 8:45:13 AM PST by blackdog (Making wine cave appearances upon request.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

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.


4 posted on 01/24/2020 8:45:21 AM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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NBC, MSNBC are Comcast
CNN is ATT
ABC is Disney

Mega corps pissing in America’s shoes. Two are federally licensed telecoms.


5 posted on 01/24/2020 8:45:43 AM PST by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom
"fact checked", too.

When I see or hear ANY of those phrases [“false narrative”, “debunked” or "fact checked"] in a "news" story, I stop reading / listening.

6 posted on 01/24/2020 8:47:57 AM PST by kiryandil (Chris Wallace: Because someone has to drive the Clown Car)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

https://youtu.be/bRIVTEBaLkA


7 posted on 01/24/2020 8:51:04 AM PST by blackdog (Making wine cave appearances upon request.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
My understanding is the most Soviet citizens in the old USSR understood that Pravda was BS. How is it that so many Americans still trust the AP et al? Are Russians really that much smarter than Americans?

ML/NJ

8 posted on 01/24/2020 8:58:37 AM PST by ml/nj
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Where’s Unibomber when we need him?


9 posted on 01/24/2020 9:02:27 AM PST by Chengdu54
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

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!


10 posted on 01/24/2020 9:11:31 AM PST by newzjunkey (Vote Giant Meteor in 2020)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Chicken and egg question.

Why do we consume the news we choose to consume to begin with?


11 posted on 01/24/2020 9:22:18 AM PST by aquila48 (Do not let them make you care!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

GI,GO.
What’s New?


12 posted on 01/24/2020 9:23:18 AM PST by Big Red Badger (Despised by the Despicable!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

So... what they are saying is that WHAT you believe is dependent on WHERE you get your information ?


13 posted on 01/24/2020 9:32:45 AM PST by UCANSEE2 (Lost my tagline on Flight MH370. Sorry for the inconvenience.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I don’t watch Democrat media. Could care less about the Schiffhead and Nadler show.


14 posted on 01/24/2020 9:39:29 AM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

AssPress readers get DNC talking points without any filter.


15 posted on 01/24/2020 9:39:44 AM PST by a fool in paradise (We need a tax to stamp out Communism- If you espouse Marxism we’ll redistribute all of your money.)
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To: kiryandil

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.


16 posted on 01/24/2020 10:23:46 AM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

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?


17 posted on 01/24/2020 10:34:32 AM PST by MNJohnnie (They would have abandon leftism to achieve sanity. Freeper Olog-hai)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

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?

https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2019/09/27/flashback_2018_joe_biden_brags_at_cfr_meeting_about_withholding_aid_to_ukraine_to_force_firing_of_prosecutor.html


18 posted on 01/24/2020 10:36:29 AM PST by MNJohnnie (They would have abandon leftism to achieve sanity. Freeper Olog-hai)
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To: MNJohnnie

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.


19 posted on 01/24/2020 10:54:14 AM PST by MNJohnnie (They would have abandon leftism to achieve sanity. Freeper Olog-hai)
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20 posted on 01/24/2020 11:37:32 AM PST by SunkenCiv (Imagine an imaginary menagerie manager imagining managing an imaginary menagerie.)
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