Because We Are Tired: Americans Respond to Media Coverage of the Presidential Race

I am glad to know that I am not the only one.  As reported by Briebart.com, according to a new Pew Research poll, a majority of Americans feel that the news media is “devoting too much coverage of the campaign.”

Here are the details from Briebart.com:

Americans say the media are devoting too much ink and airtime to the US presidential race, amid growing criticism that news coverage has focused on the superficial instead of important issues.Half of the public, 51 percent, say news outlets are offering “too much coverage of the campaign,” according to a weekly poll by the Pew Research Center.

That was a marked rise from January, when only 36 percent believed the news media was devoting too much attention to the White House race…

A majority of 54 percent said they wanted news organizations to devote more airtime to the global food shortage. Only three percent of all US news focused on the food shortages, compared to 44 percent on the White House contest.

I wonder if the news media is paying attention and will actually begin to report on matters that really matter to “average” Americans.  Probably not.  


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