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Trying to find a media source that is unbiased in our era is almost unlikely. In fact, the best source of “unbiased” American news is from foreign news websites that don’t get involved in attempting to influence our politics. These days, every news outlet attempts to involve themselves within American politics and influence the public to see what the station represents politically. However, the majority of people believe today that the media is definitely biased and the reason for this is because Republicans are so distrustful of the media today that it’s swayed public opinion heavily. Back in 2015 during the Republican primary a quote from Ted Cruz after he slammed moderators for asking anti-Republican questions is, “The questions asked in this debate illustrate why the American people don’t trust the media” (Conservatives Are Right: The Media Is Very Liberal). This would appear to show that the media is heavily favored towards to liberal side, if he wasn’t doing so for CNBC. CNBC is a news station that is considered left-wing. So, to say that these moderators were asking anti-Republican questions isn’t unreasonable at all. What’s unreasonable is to believe that all news stations are seemingly liberal because of the claim that Cruz made. This shows two things: Republicans are definitely more distrustful of the media because they believe that it’s biased more towards the liberals, and that news networks like CNBC will not accurately report the news that will help the Republicans in elections. The Gallup Poll is one of the oldest, most trusted polls in America when it comes to public opinion about the media. The latest Gallup poll states that, “62% of U.S. adults believe that the news they see in newspapers, on television or hear on the radio is biased and that 44% say it’s inaccurate…39% of Americans believe that the news they see on television, read in newspapers or hear on the radio is misinformation” (Gallup Poll: 62% Of Americans Believe News Is Biased & 44% Say It’s Inaccurate). These percentages show that a large majority of

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