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Democracy dies when the media lies

The descent into post-journalism

17 April 2021

9:00 AM

17 April 2021

9:00 AM

Non-Americans have been aware for some time of the biases of the major US media on foreign policy, from the Iraq war to the Ukraine crisis. The rot has spread into coverage of domestic US politics.

In the Edelman Trust Barometer 2021 survey, 56 to 59 per cent of people in 27 countries said journalists, governments and business leaders deliberately mislead people with false information and 59 per cent believe that news organisations are more concerned with promoting an ideology than informing the public.

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