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The way to crush the middle class is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation. – Vladimir Lenin

Poll: 77% of Americans Blame Media for Making Economic Crisis Worse

Posted by iusbvision on January 2, 2009

An Opinion Research poll asked 1000 citizens:

Do you think the financial press is making the economic crisis worse by projecting fear into people’s minds?

Over three out of four said yes.

The breakdown:

Household Incomes: $25k – $35k — 79% answered YES $35k – $50k — 88% answered YES $50k – $75k — 76% answered YES $75k – more — 78% answered YES Demographics: 85% of young adults (18-24 yrs old) answered YES 77% of males and females alike answered YES 65% of blacks answered YES.  

This is made worse because Fox News and CNN’s Lou Dobbs and Glenn Beck and CNBC’s Larry Kudlow have been the only electronic media outlets trying to get all of ethe facts about the economy out, rather than using the distortion of economic news and the omission of other news and a tool to get Obama elected. As far as newspapers, Investors Business Daily and the Wall Street Journal deserve some credit, but the rest…. well no point in stating the obvious.

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