By: Ben Smith, Sarah T. Hermann
In spite of all the attempts to persuade viewers otherwise, 47%
of mainstream media news channel viewers agree that the federal
government is hurting economic recovery. According to a survey
launched by Young American's Foundation and conducted by the
polling company, inc., nearly twice as many students believe that
the federal government is mostly hurting economic recovery.
Looking closer at the numbers, 58% of students polled who watch
Comedy Central held the highest belief that the federal government
was hurting the economy-in second was the 49% of students who watch
Fox News. Surprisingly, 47% of students who watch CNN also agreed
that the federal government was hurting the economy.
Therefore, even with rampant statements from leftists and their
comrades in the media, many students across the country believe
that government involvement is hurting the economy and want the
government to get out of the way.
Ben Smith is a rising senior at the University of North
Carolina at Chapel Hill where he is double majoring in political
science and history with an American concentration.