Congressman Lamar Smith

Representing the 21st District of Texas
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Media Bias Sets Record

Speech delivered by Chairman Lamar Smith on the House floor on April 25, 2017

The biased liberal media have forgotten their responsibility to our democracy: give the American people the facts, don’t tell them what to think.

A new report by the Media Research Center shows that coverage of President Trump by the broadcast networks has been 89 percent negative, higher than any other president.

Is it any wonder that half of Americans disapprove of the job President Trump is doing? The real wonder is that it’s not greater, given what the public hears and reads every day.

According to a recent Gallup poll, 55 percent of US adults say that news organizations’ stories are “often inaccurate”. Only 36 percent say the media get the facts straight.

Common sense, reasonable Americans would do well to discount the liberal media since they don’t provide fair and objective information.