Survey: TV remains main news source for Americans

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  • JimInSLC Salt Lake City, UT
    July 11, 2013 1:20 a.m.

    If TV is the major source for news of national and world affairs, this would explain the ignorance that many people have about what is going on in the world. Ignorance is bliss. Don't bother us with what is going on in Egypt and Syria. Direct our attention away with coverage of the Zimmerman trial, don't mention the Manning trial or any other whistleblowers. Paint a rosy picture of the economy with higher job numbers but thanks to Obamacare those are largely part time jobs. The economy is still on the verge of collapse, and the triggering event will probably come when the printing of money stops and interest rates rise. (pardon the tangential rant)

    Most young people are getting news from the internet and are savvy that the news mainstream media is feeding us is biased toward the agenda of those that control it.

    The only TV news I watch is PBS news hour and local news only for traffic and weather. Everything else I get from alternative news sources on the internet. I've grown tired of the liberal propaganda and the ultra conservative propaganda; two sides of the same coin.

    July 10, 2013 7:30 p.m.

    This would not be true among the people I know. I'm wondering how these people were contacted and at what time of day? By home phone (which few young people have unless living at home)or during normal working hours? I read news on the Internet two days before I see it on TV (Wall Street Journal) or one day if reading CNN. TV does have some local stories, but I can see those online and in more detail. It also takes less of my time to read than it takes to watch TV for the same information. Honestly I only watch TV news when I have no other choice, it seems half of younger adults prefer it, but I question those results. Maybe TV is on while they are doing something else?