The truth in America is in extremis, barely kept alive on life support from primarily from the alternative media. From Bill Sardi at lewrockwell.com:
How do Americans discern truth from fiction in this era of fake news?
By now, any American who doesn’t have their head in the sand should have lost any faith they ever had in the news media as the 4th estate of government, the de facto examiner and investigator of government.
- 69% say the federal government withholds important information from the public
- 61% say the news media ignores important stories
- 58% of adults are not confident people can hold civil conversations with those who have different views
- 57% are not confident people will cast informed votes in elections
More troubling, a Northeastern University survey reveals 45% of students are not confident that they could readily distinguish between real and fake news.