So-called media “fact checkers” are really in the fact distortion business

The public is on to them. A just released Rasmussen poll says voters don’t trust media fact checking.

Most voters believe news organizations play favorites when it comes to fact-checking candidates’ statements, but this skepticism is much stronger among voters who support Donald Trump than those who back his rival Hillary Clinton.

Well, of course. Hillary supporters like the phony fact checkers just fine because they agree with them.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that just 29% of all Likely U.S. Voters trust media fact-checking of candidates’ comments. Sixty-two percent (62%) believe instead that news organizations skew the facts to help candidates they support.

Here is the question Rasmussen poll asked respondents to answer:

Do you trust media fact-checking of candidates’ comments, or do you think news organizations skew the facts to help candidates they support?

Pretty straight forward I’d say.

Eighty-eight percent (88%) of voters who support Trump in the presidential race believe news organizations skew the facts, while most Clinton backers (59%) trust media fact-checking. Among the supporters of Libertarian Gary Johnson and Green Party candidate Jill Stein, sizable majorities also don’t trust media fact-checking.

As noted in the story, These findings are no surprise given that voters think it’s far more likely reporters will try to help Clinton than Trump this election season.

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