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APRIL 3, 2017
President Trump again directed his weekly Saturday breakfast tweets at the media, this time chiding "Meet the Press" host Chuck Todd for exploring potential Russian meddling in the 2016 election. "When will Sleepy Eyes Chuck Todd and @NBCNews start talking about the Obama SURVEILLANCE SCANDAL and stop with the Fake Trump/Russia story?" he tweeted. Minutes later, he went after the media as a whole. "It is the same Fake News Media that said there is 'no path to victory for Trump' that is now pushing the phony Russia story. A total scam," he tweeted. Todd took aim at Trump on MSNBC on Friday, as reported in RealClear Politics, hinting Trump may be on the verge of a lame duck presidency. He noted the president's low approval ratings, his inability to repeal Obamacare and the Russia investigation. The public does not trust the liberal media.
While most Americans say that both traditional
and online media are reporting fake news, theyre more than twice as
likely to attribute the falsehoods to deliberate deception rather than
to incompetence, a new poll by Monmouth University reveals. Nearly two-thirds
(63%) of Americans say theyre either regularly (27%) or occasionally
being fed fake news by traditional major TV and newspaper outlets. Asked
to cite the reason that these media report fake news, 39% say they do it
On purpose in order to push an agenda, while only 17% say it is By accident
or because of poor fact checking. Another 32% denied that traditional
TV and newspaper media report fake news. The number is much higher
- Americans believe very few in the media.