November 30, 2018

MUST SEE: New poll reveals how citizens see journalists — and how journalists see themselves

Ezra LevantRebel Commander


I’ve got this great poll about journalists I want to show you. Huge sample size, meticulous methodology.

The findings won’t come as news to you. But it will come as news to most journalists themselves.

This new poll doesn’t just ask the general public what they think of journalists. It asks the same question of journalists themselves, and then it compares the two answers.

Two major US universities tested that question, Arizona State and University of Texas at Austin, which, if you don’t know, is considered the San Francisco of Texas, in terms of how far left-wing it is. Austin is as leftist as Portland. These aren’t conservatives.

Let me quote their description of the study:

Together, we designed and tested an online survey that three news organizations used to examine transparency, engagement, and mutual understanding with the communities they serve. In total, 4,854 people participated in this survey from three communities – Macon, Georgia; Fresno, California; and Kansas City, Missouri. Our partner newsrooms in those communities also surveyed 88 journalists and 51 news sources. This report provides insight into what we learned across these surveys.

Let's look at the first question:

Do journalists care about getting the facts right?

The journalists rated themselves 4.8 out of 5.

The people who actually had to deal with the reporters — the sources of news — gave reporters just 3.5 out of 5. Not quite a failing grade. As a percentage, that’s 70 per cent. That’s weak. So, almost one of third of the time there’s a problem, is one way of looking at it.

But the general public? They give journalists just 2.9 out of five stars.

(Would you stay at a hotel that got 2.9 stars out of 5 in terms of, say, cleanliness or service...?)

You can see similar results when the question is "Are journalists fair in their reporting?"

And then people were shown "words that describe the media." The public says the most appropriate word is... "biased."

We’re not perfect here at The Rebel. But we do our best to side with the people, and to listen to our customers — if we didn’t, we wouldn’t be in business, because we live 100 per cent on the contributions of our viewers.

That’s our ultimate guarantee, that’s the way we know we’re respecting our customers — if we didn’t, our crowdfunding would dry up overnight.

With the rest of the media, there is only one viewer they have to please now — his name is Justin Trudeau and he has $595 million for them. As he announced last week — it’s only for journalists that he can trust — he actually used that word.

I’d like to see a survey like this done in Canada. But then again — no university or media company would dare to do it, now would they?

NEXT: A new report reveals that the processing of illegal border crossers is going to cost $1 billion. Anthony Furey joins me with more.

FINALLY: Your messages to me!

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commented 2018-12-05 18:08:09 -0500
I’ve made many comments on the CBC site contrary to the accepted thinking about climate change and they disable them every time. And quickly too I might add. The comments were not rude, they didn’t contain foul language, they were just different. By different I mean they contained some actual facts. My opinion of the lame stream media is much worse than the poll suggests. I think they’re morally bankrupt bold faced liars. I think they’re manipulative. They’re Marxist Communists and guilty of willfully trying to brainwash the public. They are evil. They use made up words at every turn to sell a narrative and create hate. They are the force that is dividing us. They are cancer.
commented 2018-12-02 16:13:17 -0500
So glad Anthony Furey is standing tall for the truth.
commented 2018-12-02 16:11:50 -0500
“We’re not perfect here at The Rebel. But we do our best to side with the people, and to listen to our customers”

Seth what it means is not what you said. It means The Rebel would not get away with not covering migration or the hijab hoax, or Justin’s latest antic, or lies about Harper just for a few examples. The cbc and other msm don’t even allow most comments and are completely out of touch with the pulse of the people. They exist to dictate predigested official narratives; government approved codswallop. The Rebel and a few others exist to expose what the msm won’t and now, can’t, for fear of losing their funding. That’s why Justin isn’t restricting his funding to only the cbc. Now all of the msm are our national broadcasters.
commented 2018-12-02 03:36:31 -0500
Nicholas Conklin Ezra has invited a number of Liberal types , they are too scared to come on the Rebel or get asked actual questions and have a fair debate. Left wing cowardice is not Ezra’a fault.
commented 2018-12-01 19:02:34 -0500
NICHOLAS CONKLIN
Besides, wouldn’t you prefer Ezra to debate his liberal contributor and maybe prove him wrong on occasion or are you worried it may be the other way around, so you don’t want conservatives here to look bad if facts and the truth are on the side of the liberal on any given news story?
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Hey, Knuckle Head Nicky, do you really think any leftist of any stature would be a contributor to the Rebel team? Even Scheer the Steer won’t come on and he is a supposed conservative. They won’t even be interviewed let alone contribute.

I have about as much fear of Ezra being proven by a leftist wrong as you proving me wrong.

Why do you want to believe and promulgate lies?
commented 2018-12-01 18:59:09 -0500
NICHOLAS CONKLIN
Besides, I don’t think it’s a big revelation to anyone in this day and age to know that the MSM in Canada leans left. Canadians read and watch those sources, BECAUSE they lean left politically and socially. Same reason why you go to The Rebel.
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They read and watched those sources because until the Rebel they had no other choice. The government funding of the CBC slanted all media to the left in the last 30 years in hopes of getting in on the slush fund. And so now they have and government directive on what is “truth” to boot.

This is why the Rebel should stay conservative. They provide the only foil to the marxist BS of the MSM. 1:1000.
commented 2018-12-01 18:53:16 -0500
NICHOLAS CONKLIN

Regardless if one admits it or not, they are both guilty of having a bias and thus completely hypocritical if one calls out the other for having a bias.
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Don’t you ever get tired of being wrong. They to follow if you can.

The Rebel is not hypocritical for calling out bias if they admit their own. The MSM is hypocritical when they claim to have no bias but it is abundantly obvious that they do have. Simple logic actually, Nicky-poo. Try using a truth table sometime.

Why do you wan to believe and promulgate lies?
commented 2018-12-01 16:37:45 -0500
Well I knew I couldn’t trust msm 30 years ago until I discovered SNN. The rest is history. Paul Harvey “The rest of the story “ opened my eyes
commented 2018-12-01 14:37:02 -0500
JAMIE MACMASTER commented 17 hours ago
How do I see journalists?
Well, after their soliciting and sucking for the $595,000,000, I see them in high heeled boots, fishnet stockings, miniskirts, lots of red lipstick, and blond wigs….patrolling the sidewalk outside 24 Sussex Drive.
It’s a cartoon we’ll never see.
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It’s amazing how words can evoke such powerful images sometimes…as I read your comment I pictured a strutting and sashaying Paul Wells in that outfit.
I hope I’m not permanently damaged from the experience…
commented 2018-12-01 14:25:55 -0500
I loved the crack about Narcissus and the journalists! LOL. (15:50)

You could maybe coin a new term to describe a certain, particular type of nasty narcissist – as opposed to good looking narcissists.
You could use the term, ‘journalists’…Yeah, I guess that one won’t work…
How about something with Dorian Grey’s picture in it…that kinda jibes with those graphs.
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Regarding the $BILLION boondoggle at the border; it’s too bad Jihadi-Justin-Groper doesn’t have a $Billion in his trust fund we could get back…
https://o.canada.com/news/justin-trudeau-admits-that-he-won-the-lottery-with-1-2-million-inheritance-and-successful-speaking-business
So what about the Trudeau Foundation…
https://nationalpost.com/news/politics/money-began-to-rain-on-trudeau-foundation-once-justin-took-over-liberals-analysis-shows
commented 2018-12-01 12:25:20 -0500
Al said:

The ratio of conservatives to liberals in the MSM is about 1:1000 so why would the Rebel give the leftist bully pulpit more voice?

Answer: To show that The Rebel isn’t biased and show all sides even if the focus is still on conservatism, when they point the finger at other sources for being biased.

Besides, wouldn’t you prefer Ezra to debate his liberal contributor and maybe prove him wrong on occasion or are you worried it may be the other way around, so you don’t want conservatives here to look bad if facts and the truth are on the side of the liberal on any given news story?
commented 2018-12-01 12:15:36 -0500
Al Peterson,

Regardless if one admits it or not, they are both guilty of having a bias and thus completely hypocritical if one calls out the other for having a bias.

You will really give The Rebel a pass on anything – including the blatant hypocrisy of doing exactly what they accuse others of doing.

Besides, I don’t think it’s a big revelation to anyone in this day and age to know that the MSM in Canada leans left. Canadians read and watch those sources, BECAUSE they lean left politically and socially. Same reason why you go to The Rebel.
commented 2018-12-01 12:02:21 -0500
Andy Neimers,

From “time to time” in the Toronto Star, CBC, Globe and Mail, National Post, Macleans among others is still more than The Rebel, which provides only an extreme conservative view – never a liberal one with a liberal contributor and not even a center right view, since that is viewed as liberal lite here.
commented 2018-12-01 10:28:25 -0500
The media as we know it is has been bought and paid for by the Canadian public tax payer. No vote no say just pay.
turdo has done this in an attempt to suppress and negative stories about his government.
If the media were really unbiased they would have so much ammunition, video and audio that turdo would not stand a chance in the next election.

Everyone I talk to says he should be investigated, charged and removed from office.
I have never heard of a Canadian PM with so many people wanting him charged with
treason on so many issues.
commented 2018-12-01 09:57:57 -0500
The media isn’t the enemy of conservatism .The media is the true enemy of TRUTH.
commented 2018-12-01 09:41:09 -0500
Nicholas Conklin.

The Trolloidian comments put out by yourself, ain’t no fun, you should hit hard and do a run. Do not fear the Rebel staff, they read your words and laugh, but you say nothing to offend and bore the Rebel’s to no end.
commented 2018-12-01 04:01:41 -0500
Nicholas Conklin do you think those fanatics on Rob Fords driveway were journalists??
commented 2018-12-01 03:59:51 -0500
Nicholas Conklin the Rebel is far more balanced than the Liberal Media, if you cannot see that you are just a bigot.
commented 2018-12-01 02:55:57 -0500
Hey Nicholas "- “I would say The Rebel is even more biased than The MSM, since they still have conservatives on the payroll and they do give that view from time to time.”… NO SHIT!?… Aside from Rex Murphy, a few remaining conservatives at The National Post including Conrad Black, and the Toronto Sun, where oh where else do you find conservative voices in the MSM from the Halifax Communist Herald to the Victoria Times Communist? Go for it – name a few…. I think you inadvertently “stepped in it” by admitting such voices were from “time to time” NOT as a daily feature in Canadian journalism…
commented 2018-12-01 02:14:38 -0500
Al Peterson:
The Rebel would be hard pressed to find a Liberal reporter who has their own individual viewpoint regarding the Liberal regime governance, after all, they pride themselves on their love affair with the PM and report only what they are “allowed” to report. A greater incentive of 595 million is being provided to prove they are “trusted” enough to subsequently be herded into the biased reporting paddock that will be maintained and managed by the Trudeau regime.
The Rebel provides well investigated and substantiated reporting whereas the MSM reports anything that makes their prince look good regardless of it being fact or fiction. The MSM consistently fails to retract and apologize for their factless error filled reporting of events that are directed at slamming and shaming Canadians.
The MSM, especially CBC, has spent copious amounts of time and effort to remove any comment poster whose opinion differs from that of the dictatorial government. The Rebel embraces differences of opinion and accepts individuality of thought, the MSM does not.
I, for one, appreciate honest and ethical reporting and find very little of that taking place in the MSM. If I choose to comment here it will not be reviewed and deleted if it does not meet a preset criteria, not so in the MSM.
The Rebel Media is trustworthy in my estimation because both the government and MSM lack moral ethics and prove daily the dereliction of their inherent duty to Canada and Canadians.
commented 2018-12-01 01:54:16 -0500
Thank god Trump is firing tear gas at those migrants. I would hate for them to get through and make their way up to Canada.

On the positive side, it is getting cold and snowy here in southern Manitoba. Hopefully that deters some of the fake refugees from waltzing across our southern border.
commented 2018-12-01 01:17:54 -0500
STEPHEN HICKEN commented 4 hours ago
Second You should read The Protocol Learned Elders of Zion written before the first war. This tell you whats happening today and not by accident!
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You should rather read the Bible. You do realize that Ezra is a Jew, right?

“In 1921, the London Times presented conclusive proof that the Protocols was a “clumsy plagiarism.” The Times confirmed that the Protocols had been copied in large part from a French political satire that never mentioned Jews—Maurice Joly’s Dialogue in Hell Between Machiavelli and Montesquieu (1864). Other investigations revealed that one chapter of a Prussian novel, Hermann Goedsche’s Biarritz (1868), also “inspired” the Protocols."
commented 2018-12-01 01:12:36 -0500
NICHOLAS CONKLIN commented 2 hours ago
I find it hilarious that people here complain about a left bias in the media on The Rebel, where they have blatantly said that they have a hard core conservative bias. There is no difference here.
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This isn’t all that hard to figure out if you do a bit of cogitating instead of spinning leftist BS. The difference is that the Rebel ADMITS their perspective while the MSM continues to PRETEND they are balanced. They haven’t been balanced for 30 years- or in the case of the NYT- ever.

If the MSM were balanced there would be no Rebel. People would be satisfied with getting both sides of the story from the MSM. Obviously they are not and so the MS create a market for alternate sources. Hence The Rebel.
commented 2018-12-01 01:07:33 -0500
NICHOLAS CONKLIN commented 36 mins ago

I would say The Rebel is even more biased than The MSM, since they still have conservatives on the payroll and they do give that view from time to time. There isn’t ONE liberal contributor on staff viewpoint on here.
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The ratio of conservatives to liberals in the MSM is about 1:1000 so why would the Rebel give the leftist bully pulpit more voice?
commented 2018-12-01 00:28:44 -0500
Seth,

Absolutely right. The Rebel is providing the kind of “news” and “journalism” his customers want to ensure that the donations keep coming in. That have very little to do with the truth and facts.

I would say The Rebel is even more biased than The MSM, since they still have conservatives on the payroll and they do give that view from time to time. There isn’t ONE liberal contributor on staff viewpoint on here.
commented 2018-12-01 00:04:30 -0500
You mentioned the Payout to Khader…I firmly believe that he was paid off to keep him from taking the Witness Stand at a Trial…where he would have been exposed for the Terrorist and Terrorist Sympathizer that he is…ALL of Canada would have seen what kind of person he is…those videos would have been played and the MSM would have had to show them on the News…that…was Trudeau’s Biggest Fear…and he couldn’t let that happen…so he paid him off…and made some Stupid Excuses for it…

He HAD a DUTY…to FIGHT this Battle in Court…on behalf of God & Country!!!…
commented 2018-11-30 23:53:22 -0500
Do any journalists talk about this or is the Canada heritage fund too important?
https://www.joc.com/regulation-policy/customs-regulations/international-customs-regulations/canada-pressed-streamline-cargo-clearance-processes_20170625.html
This was last year and we’re doing crap even the EU won’t do.
Uuuhhhhh…. Maybe our trading deficit is linked to the carbon taxes in some way. Some clever way… Hmm. You think any journalists that cover this would help with the trade’s reputation?
commented 2018-11-30 23:47:50 -0500
“The public says the most appropriate word is… “biased.”

We’re not perfect here at The Rebel. But we do our best to side with the people, and to listen to our customers — if we didn’t, we wouldn’t be in business, because we live 100 per cent on the contributions of our viewers."

This basically says, you’ll skew your bias commensurate to the bias of your base.
commented 2018-11-30 23:39:10 -0500
Ron Joseph-
This is the only honest reporting any Liberal on CBC has ever done. Retired or otherwise.
https://mobile.twitter.com/sdbcraig/status/1052068009995571201?lang=en
BTW, they also broke that policy promise too.
Quoted from pg. 66-67, chpt 5 of the Liberal 2015 platform.
“We will renew and repair our relationships with our North American partners.
For the past decade, Stephen Harper has led a government that is increasingly
partisan, suspicious, and hostile when dealing with our closest neighbours:
the United States and Mexico. We will end this antagonism and work with our
partners to advance our shared interests.
As a first step, we will immediately lift the Mexican visa requirement that unfairly
restricts travel to Canada, and commit to rescheduling and hosting a new trilateral
leaders’ summit with the United States and Mexico.
We will work with the United States and Mexico to develop a continent-wide
clean energy and environment agreement.
Because Canada relies on international trade to create jobs and grow our
economy, we will work to reduce the barriers that limit trade. With a re-focused
Building Canada Fund, we will promote a steadier flow of goods and business
travellers by modernizing border infrastructure and streamlining cargo inspections.
To underscore the importance of the United States to Canada, we will also create
a Cabinet committee to oversee and manage our relationship.”
Well, they didn’t fully lie about facist ideologies.
commented 2018-11-30 23:09:45 -0500
Paul McCullough commented 2 hours ago
“- I hold journalists in high regard.”
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Regarding Canadian Mainstream Journalists, I have to disagree.
Just the other day CTV’s Craig Oliver, their Senior Correspondent, (used to canoe with Pierre Trudeau) said re: USMCA ," We in Canada are used to more respect in negotiating with the US Administrations as we are their reliable Friends and Neighbors." This was a knock on Trump.

What Craig failed to mention was the night before the signing, Freeland attending a Feminist event where Trump was compared to Hitler. All the dogs giggled .

Around 3 weeks before the signing, Trump called Trudeau, apparently with a good deal, and Trudeau wouldn’t take the call.

At the G-7 meeting in Quebec, once Trump left for Korea, Justin 2-faced Trump “saying Canada wouldn’t be bullied.”
Trump apparently had earlier offered Trudeau a deal.

Finally, on Remembrance Day in France, again, as soon as Trump had left, Trudeau gave a anti-Nationalist speech aiming at Trump, without using his name.

After all this, I would close the Border with Canada, hopefully Trump will get even with the Feminist boy within this Election year.

CTV should forcibly retire Oliver, as he is lost in the 60’s.
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