Congressman Lamar Smith

Representing the 21st District of Texas
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Poll: Americans Believe the Media is Biased

Mr. Speaker, a recent poll by Morning Consult found that only 27 percent of Americans believe the media is fair and unbiased. Americans know that the media is not impartial and that objectivity is not a priority when reporting on current events.

For example, the media has routinely ignored former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s wrongful use of a private server, her improperly handling classified emails, and her using the Clinton Foundation as a way for donors to receive access to both Clinton and the State Department. The Associated Press recently reported that at least 85 of 154 donors to the Clinton Foundation were granted a meeting with then Secretary of State Clinton.  The New York Times of course did not find this revelation newsworthy.

The national media should give the American people the facts, not slant the news or just give them one side.