Well, here’s a shocker: According to a study by the Media Insight Project, a majority of Black and Hispanic consumers don’t trust the news media to portray them accurately. We wonder why that could be! Seems so strange.
The Associated Press reports that when asked if news reports on their communities was accurate, 75 percent of Black respondents said “moderately” or “not at all,” and 66 percent of Hispanics answered similarly.
Tia C. M. Tyree, a Howard University professor, told the AP that Blacks and Hispanics don’t trust the media because there’s never been a reason to. When the news constantly stereotypes them, it’s a problem. When only white males own networks, it’s a problem.