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Alternative Media Is Becoming the New Mainstream As Public Confidence in Establishment News Outlets Sinks

A recent Gallup poll found that public confidence in establishment media has sunk to new lows. Only 22% of Americans now express confidence in what they are fed by newspaper reporters. The proportion of poll respondents with a “good deal of confidence” in television news sources was even lower – just 19%, down from 46% in 1993.

Financially savvy viewers are abandoning CNBC in droves. Viewership for the financial news channel has been on the decline since the 2008 financial crisis. You’d think the record highs in U.S. stocks would translate into a ratings bonanza for CNBC.

But unlike in previous bull markets that had scores of true believers excitedly tuning in to Wall Street propaganda, investors today are more skeptical.They know the last two big bull markets ended badly (in 2002 and 2008) without warning. They know that the markets are rigged by and for the Federal Reserve, its partner banks, and high-frequency traders.

Public skepticism of establishment media and government institutions is higher than ever. Approval ratings for President Obama and Congress are at historic lows. All this
is a healthy and encouraging response to the elites’ efforts to manipulate us.

That’s why independent, alternative media sources, including Independent Living, are emerging as primary sources of information for more people. The editorial team at Independent Living will continue to work hard each month to bring you the unvarnished, uncensored truth that conventional news outlets won’t touch. And deliver practical, actionable tips and strategies that help you protect and grow your wealth.