Congressman Lamar Smith

Representing the 21st District of Texas
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Poll: Media Bias Threatens Democracy

Mr. Speaker, media bias is a direct threat to our democracy. When the media doesn’t report the facts or reports them in a biased manner, Americans can’t make good decisions.  And if Americans can’t make good decisions, our democracy is at risk.

Americans understand this.  A recent USA Today/Suffolk University poll found that a majority of Americans believe the media poses a threat to our democracy.

Due to its blatant bias, particularly over the last few months, the national media has lost much of its credibility.  In fact, the same poll found that less than eight percent of voters trust the Big Three networks to provide fair and balanced coverage of the news.

Americans agree, the liberal national media is neither objective nor trustworthy.