The trust in U.S. journalism is at a historic low. Most Americans now accept the U.S. media is completely dishonest. However, the media reporters claim such public opinions are unwarranted.
Here’s today’s audio/visual demonstration from NBC reporter Katy Tur in Akron Ohio.
You decide if she’s honest or not:
Now check out the truth:
…How’s that trust thing working out for ya?
[…] Any objective observer of the news media’s treatment of Trump can certainly conclude that reporters are taking a side in this election — and they don’t have to be wearing a button that says “I’m with her” for this to be readily apparent. The irony is that the media’s Trump bashing may wind up having the exact opposite of its intended effect.
Polls shows that journalism is one of the least respected professions in the country, and with Trump calling out media organizations for their bias, widespread slanted reporting is bound to reinforce this point — and to backfire.
Trump’s campaign is throwing down the gauntlet to the political class. If journalists are seen as the mouthpiece of that class, they may soon find themselves covering Trump’s inauguration. (link)