Americans are tired of liberals skewing the mainstream news

The influence of the Democratic Party on mainstream media bias against conservatives is not going over well with American voters. According to a recent Rasmussen Reports poll, a majority of respondents disagree with the decision of the Democratic National Committee to exclude Fox News from hosting any of its primary debates for the 2020 presidential election.

The survey found that 56 percent of likely voters want the Democrats to allow Fox News, the most watched cable news network in the country, to host at least one of the 12 primary debates that the Democratic National Committee has scheduled ahead of the 2020 election. Conversely, only 28 percent of respondents agree with the decision to blacklist Fox News from hosting a debate, while 15 percent of respondents are undecided.

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This reaction from voters reflects the widespread disgust with the much too close for comfort relationship between the Democratic Party and the liberal media. For more than two years, the mainstream media has amplified the talking points of the left and attacked President TrumpDonald John TrumpFlorida GOP lawmaker says he's 'thinking' about impeachment Democrats introduce 'THUG Act' to block funding for G-7 at Trump resort Kurdish group PKK pens open letter rebuking Trump's comparison to ISIS MORE at every opportunity. At the same time, the press has grudgingly covered positive business and economic developments and the many global accomplishments that President Trump has enjoyed on the world stage.

While this disregard for journalistic ethics is nothing new, the degree of media bias has gotten worse over time. In 2014, an Indiana University survey found that only 7 percent of journalists identified as Republicans while 28 percent identified as Democrats. In 2002, the same study found that 18 percent of journalists identified as Republicans and 36 percent said that they were Democrats. In just more than a decade, a two to one Democratic Party advantage had grown into a four to one discrepancy.

A study conducted by the Center for Public Integrity during the 2016 election revealed that more than 96 percent of political donations from journalists went to the Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonState cites 38 people for violations in Clinton email review Trump campaign to hold rallies in Mississippi, Kentucky Biden struggles to reverse fall MORE campaign. Moreover, just a few weeks ago, prominent television journalist Lara Logan warned that the mainstream media harbors serious political bias, arguing that the right leaning news outlets often get drowned out by the liberal publications.

“Visually, anyone who has ever been to Israel and been to the Wailing Wall has seen that the women have this tiny little spot in front of the wall to pray, and the rest of the wall is for the men,” Logan explained. “That is a great representation of the American media” where in a tiny corner “you have Breitbart and Fox News and a few others, and from there on, you have CBS, ABC, NBC, Huffington Post, Politico, whatever” she declared.

The American people have taken notice of the increasingly shrill left wing echo chamber in the press, and they are starting to get fed up with “news” headlines that simply parrot Democratic Party talking points. According to a Monmouth University survey last year, 77 percent of voters think that “fake news reporting happens at least occasionally” in the mainstream media, an increase from 63 percent of voters who thought so in 2017.

By excluding a major cable news network with journalists who are willing to ask candidates tough questions, the Democratic National Committee is only doubling down on its heavy influence on the mainstream media and denying voters the right to know all the facts about the people vying to become our next president. American voters are certainly not pleased.

Katrina Pierson is a senior adviser to the Donald Trump 2020 campaign.