A new “Mainstream Media Accountability Survey” appears on the GOP’s website, as well as President Trump’s own site. It essentially asks Americans to chime in on the administration’s ongoing message that the media is the “opposition party.”
The survey refers to Trump’s administration as a “movement,” and starts by asking, “Do you believe that the mainstream media has reported unfairly on our movement?”
MSNBC, CNN and Fox News each have their own question, with the survey asking if they are trusted when it comes to Trump coverage. (We know how the president would answer these questions, as he recently bashed MSNBC and CNN while praising Fox News.)
Trump has repeatedly called CNN “fake news” and attacked the network throughout Thursday’s bizarre, 77-minute press conference.
Before submitting survey answers, users are required to enter a name, email address and zip code, so if you answer that CNN covers Trump fairly… the president will know where to find you! Good luck with that.
The survey also asks, “On which issues does the mainstream media do the worst job of representing Republicans?” It suggests users select all answers that apply and lists immigration, economics, pro-life values, religion, individual liberty, conservatism, foreign policy and the second amendment as choices.
The survey goes on to ask users for their preferred news source and how users consume news.
Other questions listed include, “Do you trust the mainstream media to tell the truth about the Republican Party’s positions and actions?” and “Do you believe that the mainstream media does not do their due diligence fact-checking before publishing stories on the Trump administration?”
“Do you believe that political correctness has created biased news coverage on both illegal immigration and radical Islamic terrorism?” POTUS also asks.
The 25-question survey, clearly designed for Republicans — and arguably the ones who voted for Trump — concludes by asking, “Do you believe that our Party should spend more time and resources holding the mainstream media accountable?”