Chuck Todd is either not very smart or thinks the public is not very smart. There’s no other explanation for the way he is framing this argument. The liberal mainstream media was wrong about the election, because they all wanted Hillary to win. When she didn’t, they began a campaign to discredit and even undo the election. That’s what caused the loss of trust in the media.
The Hill reports:
Chuck Todd blames ‘conservative echo chamber’ for falling trust in media
NBC host Chuck Todd said Sunday that the “Roger Ailes-created echo chamber” created the environment that has led to the public believing the media is biased.
“The conservative echo chamber created that environment,” Todd said on “Meet The Press” while responding to an argument about the media’s favorability from CBN News’s David Broidy.
“It has been a tactic and a tool of the Roger Ailes-created echo chamber.”
Ailes, who died last year, was the former CEO of Fox News and widely seen as a key figure in shaping the news network.
Todd made the assertion after Broidy invoked a 2018 Gallup/Knight Foundation survey that found Americans think 62 percent of the news they read, see or hear is biased.
Broidy argued that the poll should be considered when looking at the approval ratings of President Trump.
“I’d say on the Republican side they got exactly what they wanted, a guy that was going to shake things up. Look, I think one of the best things going in Donald Trump’s favor — we know this — is the mainstream media,” Broidy said.
But Todd aggressively pushed back against the assertion, saying Ailes had helped initiate the perception of media bias by the public.
This has nothing to do with FOX News. Todd likely knows this but is trying to fool himself and others.