61% of Americans pissed at the media. So why isn’t everyone reading IHateTheMedia.com?

by editor on June 25, 2011

Let’s see. There are 300 million Americans and Rasmussen says 61% of them hate the media. According to our rough calculations, that means we have about 183 million potential readers.

Damn it. We’re not fulfilling our potential. This is like reliving every report card we ever got in school.

danger-angry-american

Fox News will probably be the only television network to report this story

Rasmussen confirms that although we are thought leaders, we are economic laggards:

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 61% of Likely U.S. Voters are at least somewhat angry at the media, with 26% who are Very Angry. Thirty-six percent (36%) don’t share that anger, including 13% who are Not At All Angry at the media.

This is only slightly less anger than voters expressed in June of last year as the midterm election season was heating up.

Don’t make the mistake of thinking everyone hates the media, though. There is one narrow segment of the American public that loves the media. You won’t be surprised to find out who they are:

The Political Class, however, likes the job the media is doing. While 47% of Mainstream voters feel that most reporters are trying to advance the president’s agenda, 64% of those in the Political Class think they are more interested in unbiased reporting. No wonder, then, that 71% of Mainstream voters are angry at the media, but 83% of the Political Class are not.

The same Rasmussen poll shows that 69% Americans express anger at the current policies of the federal government.

Maybe we should start a second money-losing site called IHateTheGovernment.com. It would be based, of course, on the time-tested liberal theory that we lose money on every website, but we’ll make it up in volume.

H/T: CO2Insanity

Source: Rasmussen

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Vic
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Vic

Why doesn’t IHTM have the 183 million viewers? Two reasons I can think of. #1 they went to American schools. and #2 They’re waiting for the media to tell them to look here!

KaylaKW
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KaylaKW

I’m considering being a journalist as well, but as a retirement plan from being a lawyer. But i really think I would never get hired because as hard as I could try… any POLITICAL piece i would write probably WOULD be biased… I could try though…

RockingHorseGuy
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It’s not the being biased that would keep you out. It’s the being biased towards truth.

Ruben
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Ruben

Per the headline the answer is: because too many who vote for liberals cannot read and have no critical thinking skills.

DJ
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DJ

“Per the headline the answer is: because too many who vote for liberals cannot read and have no critical thinking skills.”

But they do have a pulse!

Except for the dead ones, though….Can’t keep a good lib down, you know!

MDLION
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MDLION

I stumbled onto this site and I can’t remember how I did. I bet a lot of the Newsbusters and FreeRepublic people would love this site, particularly the Newsbusters people.

Warren
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I still get pissed off at the media. I actually took Journalism for awhile in college, but I hated how they presented it. We were told to be unbias gatekeepers, choosing what should and shouldn’t be reported on. No one can be unbiased and even the most benign news story has a slant. (People can get very crafty in the way they slant stories as well…) I loved my journalism professor but I knew I’d end up hitting someone if I stayed in the field.

I’m glad blogging and the net came along so that we can have what might be called ‘citizen journalists’ covering the news. That is the best thing to happen to news reporting since newspapers were invented, in my opinion.

Navyvet
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Navyvet

Based on most of the crapola that I read in the papers, albeit I read papers damn seldom, these “journalists” would have failed my eleventh grade high school journalism class. Great teacher but she was hell on “editorializing” and could find it no matter how careful you were. But maybe “journalism” has changed to be the worthless horse shit it currently is.

Bob Porrazzo
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Bob Porrazzo

Warren, you weren’t taught about Operation Mockingbird in your course and how Communists, the CIA and major media players dating back to the 1940’s and going through the 1980’s as to how they have been lapdogs not watchdogs.

http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/JFKmockingbird.htm

Oh and Operation Mockingbird is NOT a conspiracy theory.

Today’s conspiracy theorist is yesterday’s old school journalist before Operation Mockingbird.

DJ
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DJ

Love the ‘Danger: Angry American’ sign.

It would make the perfect T-shirt or button to wear between now and the election. Print some up and I’ll be the first to buy! Hell, it may even put IHTM in the black!

As a take on Reagan’s famous quote, I’d love to hear a serious contender to Obama ask, “Are you angrier than you were 4 years ago?”

KaylaKW
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KaylaKW

lol i’d totally buy one too 😀

Progressive Hemrrhoid
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Progressive Hemrrhoid

Exactly who comprises the “Political Class”? I’ve seen Rasmussen mention them before, but no exact details of occupation, or affiliation. However, since they tend to side with this latest administration, maybe they should change their name to the “Fawning Bootlicker Class”.

hisham
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hisham

We need to pare back drastically on the ‘political class’ and to do that I propose deleting the following: EPA, OSHA, Federal Reserve Bank, Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bureau of Land Management, FCC, PBS, The UN, IRS, DHS, BATF, FSA, DOT, All federal education programs…all of them! Can you kind folks think of any federal agencies or departments we can live without?

thatguy
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thatguy

Bureau of Labor Relations, Department of Labor.

If you choose to organize and have your pay and benefits negotiated as a group that is fine. Likewise if you as an employer choose to not deal with that organization that should be your choice. That should be between the workers the union and the employer. Any regulations if needed could be done at the state level. What business this is of the Federal government is beyond me.

AZ Dude
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AZ Dude

Ahhhhh. I love the IHTM’s business model–sell everything below cost but tell your investors not to worry as you can make it up in volume. Savvy you are!! The economic gurus in the present administration must be nodding their collective bobbleheads and saying “see–these guys get it. Now if we could just convince more folks of the same, this entire economy would turn around and get out of this ditch (but immediately fall off a cliff)”

Buck O'Fama
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Buck O'Fama

In their world view, they’re “in the center” which appears to be mid-way between Hugo Chavez and Fidel Castro.

Joe Redfield
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Joe Redfield

“Political Class”? I didn’t think Progressives believe in a class system. Oh, wait…they do, but they just won’t admit it.

hisham
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hisham

Yeah, they’re the ones who think they have all the class!

Navyvet
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Navyvet

but it is all fourth

deepthinker
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deepthinker

We are doing our best to get the word out about IHTM site and how much true info you can get here.