This new poll left the national news media stunned

President Trump regularly bashes the national media, particularly CNN, as “fake news.”

CNN’s Jim Acosta has called such attacks “inappropriate,” and even found defenders at Fox News like Shepard Smith.

But the national news media was stunned by the results of this new poll.


Many Americans, particularly conservatives, have long held a distrust of the biased national media.

And according to a Monmouth University Poll, more than 75 percent of Americans believe the national news media reports “fake news.”

Politico reports:

More than 3-in-4 of 803 American respondents, or 77 percent, said they believe that major traditional television and newspaper media outlets report “fake news,” according to a Monmouth University poll released Monday, marking a sharp increase in distrust of those news organizations from a year ago, when 63 percent registered concerns about the spread of misinformation.

Among those, 31 percent said they believe those media outlets spread “fake news” regularly, and 46 percent said it happens occasionally.
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Belief in the spread of “fake news” by major news outlets also rose from 2017 to now among Republicans, up from 79 to 89 percent, and independents, rising from 66 percent to 82 percent.
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Americans also are increasingly wary of the motivations behind allegedly misleading coverage, with 42 percent of respondents saying they believe that major outlets disseminate misinformation to push a political agenda.

Trump’s attacks on the media show how yet again he has his finger on the pulse of the American people.



As more and more Americans grow tired of the fake news and liberal bias spewed by much of the national news media, they’re turning to independent outlets that aren’t run by coastal elites.

If you could participate in Monmouth’s fake news poll, how would you have answered?

Do you believe the national news media report “fake news”?

Let us know in the comments below.

121 Comments

  1. Us little people have known that for a LONG TIME……….now turn these traitors off……

  2. Fake news comes in many forms: main stream media(MSM)but add democrat owned newspapers too! It’s hard to separate local news from fake news because the local news people must report what they are told to report. However, I do believe our country has been subjected to fake news for many years and our government is to blame for endorsing and promoting fake news both from democrats and republicans.

  3. I would gladly give my right arm to see Obama the communist prosecuted and put in jail for his many crimes.

  4. jim acasta is the worst shep smith is a real a hole joe whats name and his stupid girl friend are at the top of the list just talk say nothing worth listing to .they would not say anything worth listing to turn it all around or make up there own news nothing but trash worth nothing OLD VET

  5. All of the Big 4 and a fair amount of foxes daytime programming, thru Shepard Smith is fake news in my opinion.

    Most real news is gained by reading crawl and turning volume off.

  6. sort of a paraphrase; If I wanted to watch a good fight between Democrats and Republicans, I’d throw a dollar bill out the window of my Washington Hotel

  7. Fake News is dishonest and lacks wisdom, knowledge and understanding. Their way is used in their presentations and is not worth reading.

  8. A40 per cent increase in our 20,000,000,000 trillion deft inherited from I dunno would be another 8 trillion dollars. That I’d absolutely false. Know what you are talking about before you put it in print.our budget deficit will be about 40 percent for the fiscal, not the total deficit. Most of the 40. Per bccaccent will Be for incease in military budget along with the increase in government give away progrs mveilleux d the demos wantedbto aooroe the budget. Get your facts straight before you spillbypur liberal crsp.
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  9. I don’t see my comment anywhere. Is this site also purging comments they don’t like or agree with.

  10. Continuing on the Mark Twain vein, the Libs are so vested in being the “us” in the “us .vs. them” scenario that they don’t look around to see who they are standing with and what they believe in!

  11. After all of this has been said, and I am a true conservative, someone please tell me what these idiots have to gain? Do they not understand that if or when we loose to them, it is not only us who will loose, they will be in the same wagon as us. The Obamas of the world will take from all of us, it will not make a difference who you are. The news media supported by Soros who should be deported, does not realize that they too will be in the same wagon. They are just a tool of the commies and are too dumb to figure it out. If anyone spews this Democratic crap, they cannot be trusted, it is just like the words in the Koran lie if you have to. Read the book on Soros, it will give you an idea of the thinking of these idiots. He took from the German people, he does not think he was wrong to this day, and he sent them to the gas chamber. He only wants what you have, all of us including the people he is using, and when he is finished with you, off to the gas chamber. Wake up those of you who don’t get it, you are on the wrong side, shooting yourself in the foot.

  12. Glad you mentioned that. He really only told us what he wanted to, and he was known to bend the facts a good bit.

  13. The last person I remember that had SOME degree of believability amongst the “media” was Walther Cronkite!

  14. Name one thing the Demo’s have done since Trump started Running our Great Country Every time a vote comes up not one Liberal voted for it . So along with fake news when it comes to election we should all vote NO to them all. If you can’t support America just go home .

  15. I agree. I will only watch FOX because it reports ALL the news, not half the news like the MSM reports. I have often asked liberals to name one conservative on any MSM station. They can’t because there aren’t any. On the other hand, I can name liberals on FOX who are pretty much regulars. You get both sides of the news on FOX.

  16. I believe that poll is accurate, and I believe that the MSM is largely fake news with CNN being the worst among them. I personally refuse to watch the MSM on any regular basis and in fact rarely do watch them. I don’t feel like I have to watch them to be lied to. I get enough of that everyday anyway.

  17. They are not content to just report the news and the facts. They want to set the narrative and create the news. They have a political agenda and want to bend and mold us to their ideas. They want to guide us because after all they are so much smarter than we are.

  18. O yah, fake news, that it is. I don’t watch them any more and have not for many years.

  19. I also agree with you Eunice and Shirley, God will have to give lots of help, and if we believe in him, God will help us take back our Country from the Liberal Evil Ones.

  20. No I don’t listen to main stream media if I can help it. I use TV to get weather on channel 4, and will watch gymnastics, swimming, diving and the Triple Crown which will start in May. otherwise I watch Nat Geo Wild, ID, and a few other channels, none of which are main stream media shows.

  21. If you’ve watched Mr Acosta and hear the crude manner of his accusations (not questions) you immediately realize he is from the load, shoot, then aim school of journalism practiced at CNN. In case you don’t know who he is, he’s the one weeping after news conferences in which he wasn’t called on.

  22. I have stopped watching the major news networks (ABC, NBC and CBS). I have turned to OAN network and Fox News almost exclusively for news. The Tom Brokaws and former CBS anchors have long troubled me but nowadays it is clear that these normal news networks are noT ‘normal (fair) AT ALL. They are VERY BIASED toward for Democratic party and full of propaganda in doing so.

  23. CNN,MSNBC, ABS, NBC AND ALL OTHER COMMUNIST NEWS SITES ARE FAKE NEWS BOUGHT AND PAID FOR BY THE LIKES OF GEORGE SORASS AND OTHER LEFT WING BILLIONAIRES WHO WANT GLOBILISIM. FOX NEWS IS THE ONLY TRUE NEWS SOURCE FOR AMERICA !!! YOU CAN BELIEVE ALL THEY TELL US ! HITLERY AND ODUMBO ARE THE PEOPLE WHO NEED TO BE IMPRISONED FOR TREASON AGAINST AMERICA AND PUT BEFORE A FIRING SQUAD AS TRAITORS !!

  24. Yes Shirley-I agree with you. However, if the Liberals had the help of the F.B.I. to try and rig the Presidential Election-& the democrats remapping zones for more Electoral votes-I am almost positive that all upcoming & future elections will be rigged as well.
    Our only hope is that GOD will take care of the EVIL ONES!! YES, LIBERALS GOD SOMETHING YOU DENY

  25. When it comes to CNN you know when they are telling the truth to the public because their mouth are open and speaking. CBS NBC and others they hide it better but I’m surprised that they even tell the truth 1% of the time. Fox is about the only media outlet that tells some of the truth and I’m not sure on how accurate they are either. If you want the truth go to the people that give the source of the information because anytime it undisclosed it most likely is just BS.

  26. GET REAL , SHEPARD SMITH AS HAD SO MANY FACE LIFTS HIS BUTT I AROUND HIS SHOULDERS. WE ALL KNOW HE IS A GIRLY GIRL, AND WOULD DO BETTER WITH HIS OWN KIND IF HE WENT TO CNN.
    LIKE MOST OF FOX NEWS REPORTERS THAT TALK NEWS INSTEAD OF GIVING THERE STUPID OPIONS, THAT ARE SO OBVIOUS THAT HILLARY WAS THERE PICK. YOU KNOW WHO IM TALKING ABOUT , THE LIAR, THIEF,MURDERER,THAT ONE..

  27. As I see it we rational Republicans have only one course to take and that is to let our voices be known as often as we can and let the people know who they should vote for in the upcoming elections. That, to me, is the honest and best approach to all of the woes we have in this country today because of the liberals who feel they are superior to us.

    I only have one thing to say to those poor uninformed liberals and that is if you look in the mirror you will only see losers!!!

  28. HOW DO THE MANAGE TO GET THE BEST RATINGS?CUZ EVEN MOST LIBERALS WANT THE NEWS NOT SOME LEFTY OPINION

  29. JUST SHOWS HOW SICK YOUR MIND IS TO LUMP FOX IN WITH HTER REST OF YOUR LIBERAL LYING SOURCES.BUT THEN AGAIN WE ARENT SHOCKED

  30. Time to vote out all liberal demorats..if two demorats are running for the same office then leave the spot blank..Rich..Tucker Carlson is a good guy because he stands up to his guests who try to run lies past the american people..wish the others there would do the same..call them on their BS..

  31. Americas so called free press is slowly turning out to become a Natzi propagandar machine under the direction of the then Germany’s Dr. Joseph Goebbles.
    President Trump is doing a magnificent job in informing the people of the U.S. of the stinking way the U.S. Main Stream Media is producing “fake” news in order to scuttle his presidency.
    My advice to the MSM is to go back to honestly reporting the news and Make America Great Again.

  32. to solve this problem fellow Americans come Nov 2018 VOTE OUT EVERY DEMOCRAT WE HAVE THE VOICE AND THE POWER BY OUR VOTES.. STAND UP FOR WHAT IS RIGHT OR YOU WILL FALL FOR EVERY LIE MEDIA PRESENTS

  33. I believe the Media for example CNN, NBC ABC.CBS are spouting FAKE news most of the time. They are Very Biases towards President Trump and the Conservatives in the Senate and Congress. Journalism has become whatever the journalist wants to Sway the Public to his or her views. I listen to Fox News (NOT Sheppard) at least we hear the REAL news from that channel.

  34. See, I was right. You fell for the fake news on FOX and friends. I am more worried about the con man in the White House. He could be leading us into the same thing he did with his businesses. Bankruptcy. We are looking at a 40% increase in the deficit and next year and forward look like $1 trillion plus per year.

  35. Funny but nothing has really changed. You must be happy because you have your con man in the White House and everything in the world is going just swimmingly.

  36. The TERORIST and Traitor Barak Hussein Obama instituted the Communist propaganda machine: Media Matters, to control the Liberal Press. Since the installation of Media Matters, the news sector has gone to hell. . .or to Communist Heaven as they see it. Media Matters is funded generously by hidden routes by AMERICAN TAXPAYER DOLLARS.
    It is time to have the DOJ, FBI, and U.S. Marshalls pull a before dawn raid on the executives and Headquarters of the Communist controlled Media Matters. Media Matters should be investigated, indicted, prosecuted, and removed from American society and the North American continent. . . On their way out, they can take the terrorists and Traitors Obamas and Clintons with them.

  37. Still walking around with blinders I see Howard. I feel so sorry for you and your indoctrinated comrades. Try opening your eyes and mind to see the reality of life in America since the election. People are actually happy and hopeful for the future.

  38. The bottom line is that the liberal media don’t give a sh-t if they lie constantly. They need to implement the Deep State agenda: uncontrolled open border, Sharia laws over constitutional laws, no more freedom of speech, national gun confiscation, transgendered rights to any restroom, political correctness removal of “he” and “she”, etc, etc.

    They will lie anything to fool the people. Unfortunately, for a long time, no one stand up to their agenda. What a mess we are in now …

  39. I agree Shepard should go. Other networks have people that need to go as well…Acosta is the one that comes to the head of the line.Acosta should be banned from all white house events and press briefings. He’s not a reporter has just a person who makes an A…S of himself.
    To bad I wasn’t at Egg roll he would have gotten my high heel in his mouth. Who says the stuff he did in front of kids. Acosta would be the first to complain about those actions if his children were present. On second thought I can’t see any woman putting up with him or sleeping with him. UGH!!!

  40. The major news networks don’t know how to report the news. They get their copy from either the democrats, or the far left. They report what they are told by these two trouble makers.

  41. Ever since I found out how the media portrayed us Nam vets for their ratings & Awards I have not believed a word these lying punks say. Obviously they have gotten much worse now than back in the late ‘60’s & ‘70’s. They should all rot in hell.

  42. NBS,CBS,and ABS are libertard news networks that still make odummer relevant in the news and bash Trump as much as they can get by with.As far as shep, him and the npr reject, juan williams should be fired from fox news asap!

  43. Most of us do not watch, listen to, or regard as relevant such news as is broadcast as daily fodder by the major news organizations. In fact, it is biased, unreliable, and hostile to the conservatives among us. ( I being one). Horray for our president for calling out these charlatans, calling themselves “news reporters” What a lie that is. Forget the lot of them.

  44. Everyday the fake news purveyors get up and have a cup of coffee – then go out and continue digging their own grave. There was a saying ion the service “Don’t believe anything you hear – and only half of what you see.” Every news item today has to be cross checked for verification. The MSM gets more like the National Enquirer every minute.

  45. AWESOME, Richard!!!!!! 🙂 I love the ant/grasshopper story. It is SO true. I know as I heard crazy stories about America then found out from relatives in TX that the stories we heard in Africa were NOT true. These fake stories were in the 1960’s and 1970’s!

  46. SOME TIME AGO I REALLY BELIEVED IN FOX NEWS, WHEN BILL O’RIALLLY WAS THERE. NOW, WITH ONE EXCEPTION, ALL THE FOX PEOPLE THAT REPORT THE (SO CALLED) NEWS ARE LIBERAL. ESPECIALLY MR. OR …..SHEP SMITH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  47. Thank you, Sallyann, for honoring Sheldon! He DID serve his country and he did what he was told to do!!!

  48. I wish they were held more accountable for their lies
    Mr Trump was way ahead of the curve on this issue
    but people are getting it now,,,,but we still have to prove our disgust at the polls and show them
    Thats the only way to hurt them is at the polls,,,get the radical left out

  49. I absolutely believe that the majority of the news that is reported is fake. It is either fiction or it has been skewed and slanted to support the agenda of the left. It seems that any news that would support and uphold the right is typically overlooked and is the victim of the blind eye. I have found one national level news service that seems to be fair and balanced. I will not name it but it can be found on DirecTV channel #347.

  50. Today’s news journalists have been reporting their opinion news ever since President Trump was elected instead of facts. I didn’t need a poll to prove that point.

    When over 90% of every MSM show is negative comments about President Trump. I am surprised their is 23% who still believe these JOURNALIST’s.

  51. Any news that knowingly print lies should have their licenses taken away plus put in prison for not less than ten years this would stop these intentionally lying to the Americans people.Also make it illegal for politicians to lie to the Americans people!!

  52. Dear Dennis: You can also tune into One America News Network. They tell it like it REALLY is! BTW, President Trump likes them too! I change over to them when Fox runs Tucker Carlson…I like all the other programs that Fox has, but IMHO, that guy is so rude to people he invites on his show. Especially if they have a different opinion than his.

  53. I fully agree much of the media reports fake news dAily. Shepard Smith is proof that Fox is fair and balanced. If hew really feels as he does he probably should go over CNN or MSNBC

  54. I fully agree much of the media reports fake news dAily. Shepard Smith is proof that Fox is fair and balanced. If hew really feels as he does he probably should go over CNN or MSNBC

  55. I fully agree that the media in a large part reports fake news daily and if Sheperd Smith doesn’t think so he should move to CNN or MSNBC because his presence at Fox news proves that Fox is fair and balanced

  56. Me too.
    When my local MSM affiliate has any national news during the local news broadcast, I turn channel.

  57. Sorry it’s not the same. Crimes committed by Hussein Obama, Hillary, FBI, IRS, DOJ, etc are not equal to Trump screwing a whore 15 years ago.

  58. True Believer I’m with you !!! The Leftists and the media that support them make me want to vomit !

  59. Marvin, I sooo agree !! And most Americans who are NOT LOW info, would agree with you also. I so pray for this new administration every day ! Finally a president who can be honest with the American people ! MAGA !!

  60. Holy cow!! No matter what she thought, what kind of mother welcomes her son home from a war with trash like that. It seems a hug and show of relief that you were safe would be the common reaction when your child returns from war. So sorry you had to hear that. It may be a day late and dollar short, but appropriate in this case. Welcome home and thank you for your sacrifices and service to our country. It’s those like you that have kept us safe, free and our rights intact. God bless and protect you always. Amen. Sign me a momma of 3 wonderful sons. :o)

  61. the main stream media is bought and paid for by the left wing facisit demorats trying to paint President Trump as colluding with the Russians which has been debunked! Hillary Clinton is the guilty person with a server in a mom/ pop store releasing secret information to Russia and all our enemies along with selling 20% of our uranium to RUSSIA, SMASHING COMPUTERS. AND RIGGING THE ELECTION ALONG WITH COMEY, HOLDER , ODUMBO AND THE DOJ. I BELIEVE GOD WILL HAVE SESSIONS BRING THIS OUT TO THE AMEWRICAN PEOPLE SO THEY WILLSEE HOW CORRUPT THAT ADMINISTRATION WAS. THEY ALL COMMITED TREASON AGAINST AMERICA AND SHOULD BE PUT BEFORE A FIRING SQUAd for being traitors. Trump has done nothing wrong.but make America great .the people all know the odumbo and Clinton administration corruptewd America for their own ideologies

  62. Absolutely the main stream media is totally full of fake news. I don’t know why they embarrass themselves day in and day out.

  63. I think a lot of liberals would agree with the idea of fake news. Sinclair broadcasting and FOX are the biggest purveyors of it. You would probably say CNN and MSNBC. So we each have our own idea of fake news. The poll is not surprising.

  64. You are so correct. When we were in Panama during the riots in the mid sixties, that is when I learned not to every believe a newspaper again as what they reported was absolutely untrue and we all wondered what country they were reporting on.

  65. I remember coming home after my 3rd tour in Vietnam and my mother who I had not seen in 3 years welcomed me home with “well, look who is home, the baby killer”! I asked her where she got the idea I was a baby killer and her answer was “it is all the newspapers”! Guess what? I do not believe anything I read or hear from the news!

  66. Leftist liberal press/media reporters do not go out to find news, they go out to confirm their anti-American views and, in the process, put words into the mouths of interviewees. On countless occasions in my public life I had to tell reporters, “If that is your opinion, publish a column under your own name and stop trying to quote me as having said it”. Sometimes I punctuated this with: Dammit!.

  67. You are correct….
    The ant works hard in the withering heat all summer long, building his house and laying up supplies for the winter.

    The grasshopper thinks the ant is a fool and laughs and dances and plays the summer away.

    Come winter, the shivering grasshopper calls a press conference and demands to know why the ant should be allowed to be warm and well fed while others are cold and starving.

    CBS, NBC , PBS, CNN, and ABC show up to provide pictures of the shivering grasshopper next to a

    video of the ant in his comfortable home with a table filled with food.. America is stunned by the sharp contrast.

    How can this be, that in a country of such wealth, this poor grasshopper is allowed to suffer so?

    Kermit the Frog appears on Oprah with the grasshopper and everybody cries when they sing,

    ‘It’s Not Easy Being Green.’

    Acorn stages a demonstration in front of the ant’s house

    where the news stations film the group singing, ‘We shall overcome.’

    Rev. Jeremiah Wright then has the group kneel down to pray to God for the grasshopper’s sake.

    Nancy Pelosi & Chuck “The Schmuck” Schumer exclaim in an interview with Larry King that the ant has gotten rich off the back

    of the grasshopper, and both call for an immediate tax hike on the ant to make him pay his fair share.

    Finally, the EEOC drafts the Economic Equity & Anti-Grasshopper Act retroactive to the beginning of the summer.

    The ant is fined for failing to hire a proportionate number of green bugs and, having nothing left to pay his retroactive taxes, his home is confiscated by the Government Green Czar.

    The story ends as we see the grasshopper finishing up the last bits of the ants food while the government house

    he is in, which just happens to be the ant’s old house, crumbles around him because he doesn’t maintain it.

    The ant has disappeared in the snow.

    The grasshopper is found dead in a drug related incident

    and the house, now abandoned, is taken over by a gang of spiders

    who terrorize the once peaceful neighborhood.

    MORAL OF THE STORY: Be careful how you vote in 2018 & 2020.

  68. There is far too much FAKE NEWS today, and what is Real, they FAIL to give it, especially involving anything to do with GUNS being used in the proper and useful way or of someone stopping a crime or a disaster, etc…. Its ashame we cannot have News that is NOT BIASED and Informative like it should be…..

  69. Interesting how all news is “fake” EXCEPT for Fox!!! How do they manage to get only the “honest” reporters???

  70. I would say mainstream news media are propagandist’s colluding with the democrat & RINO party…period!

  71. The MSM is so fake, it would take only indoctrinated mind controlled liberals to believe them. They are, without a doubt, a HUGE part of why we are losing our precious America to evil people pushing open borders and gun control. These people want to bring us to our knees, and then rule us. (The New World Order) The MSM is with the evil ones all the way, as a result of selling their souls to Satan for their own success.
    The silver lining is that “Pride Commeth Before The Fall”.

  72. “If you don’t read the newspaper, you’re uninformed. If you read the newspaper, you’re mis-informed.”

    ― Mark Twain

    And in the case of Barack Obama – or whoever the hell he really is:

    “It’s easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled.” –Mark Twain

  73. biased journalism has been going on since the first press but they have become much more stealthy and effective

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