We’ve heard a lot about the media’s problems. However, the media’s credibility problems did not begin today. The Gallup polls about the media tell you the same story over the last few years:
Love him or hate him, President Trump was correct when he told the media this week that the people do not believe them. In fact, they trust him a bit more, according to another poll.
Polls aside, anecdotal evidence confirms that the public does not really trust the media. Have you met anybody who thinks the media are truthful? Have you really?
The media have themselves to blame here, and it really goes back to 2008 when they jumped on the Obama bandwagon. It was like watching a bunch of teen girls at a Donny Osmond concert.
Yes, the media bias got Senator Obama elected and President Obama re-elected. The media got their man but lost a significant chunk of the nation watching reporters too eager to accept whatever story the White House was peddling.
Will the media get their credibility back?
I don’t know but they can start by bringing a little bit more fairness to their coverage.