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60% of Voters Say Media Are ‘Enemy of the People’

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Ridgewood NJ, after major news organizations distorted former President Donald Trump’s comments about a “bloodbath” for the auto industry, a majority of voters now agree with Trump that the news media are “the enemy of the people.”

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Voters Don’t Trust What Officials or Media Are Saying About Afghanistan

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Ridgewood NJ, a majority of voters don’t trust either President Joe Biden’s administration or the news media to tell the truth about the situation in Afghanistan, and most think it’s worse than they’re being told.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that only 34% of Likely U.S. Voters trust what Biden administration officials are saying about the current situation in Afghanistan. Fifty-four percent (54%) don’t trust what administration officials are saying, while 11% are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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Hoboken Terminal for both Customers and the News Media Still Remains Restricted

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Ridgewood NJ, Public access to Hoboken Terminal for both customers and the news media remains restricted at this time due to safety concerns.

 This restriction also includes a bar for all media outlets from filming or conducting interviews on the walkway to the Ferry Terminal, PATH, and Light Rail Station known as “Brick Alley” which can cause a safety hazard by restricting the movements of those using the pathway.

This is a narrow passageway intended for customer use and remains the only public egress point to access these facilities. As such there cannot be bottlenecks caused by interviews and filming for any reason. In addition, this is an active construction zone and pausing to film inside the open view to the station is a safety issue and an ongoing distraction to those performing dangerous work.

 *** Reporters can access customers near the base of the Sloan Statue directly behind the Hoboken Land Building at the east side of Newark Street. Hand held cameras only – NO TRIPODS because of the limited space.***

Access to the Terminal and its environs will be granted to the media at such time as it is safe to do so. Failure to follow these restrictions will result in the immediate removal of the offending news personnel from the property.

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Pew: 65% say the news media has a ‘negative effect’ on America

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More than six in 10 Americans believe that the news media, followed closely by Hollywood, has a negative effect on the country, according to a new survey.

An extensive new Pew Research Center survey finds that 65 percent believe that the news media “has a negative effect on the way things are going in the country.” Some 56 percent said the entertainment industry has a negative effect.

For comparison, 51 percent believe that the Obama administration has a negative effect and 40 percent say labor unions do too.