December 28, 2017

A quarter of Americans oppose a free press

independent UK - Almost a third of Americans support Donald Trump’s belief that the media is an “enemy of the American people” and favour government restrictions on the press, according to a new survey.

Those views were especially pronounced among supporters of the President, soaring to nearly two-thirds of respondents, according to the survey of 2,100 Americans carried out by Poynter.

A smaller but still significant number of Americans — roughly a quarter — endorsed allowing the government to halt publication of “a story that government officials say is biased or inaccurate,” an extraordinary rebuke of precedent barring such government control of the media.

1 comment:

CCBlogger said...

This is consistent with social research on authoritarian followers. There is always a significant minority willing to goose step for the leader. Trumps handlers have surely read the literature