For the sake of this article, we have used an image of CNN, but it goes far beyond just them. In recent months, public trust in the media has cratered across the board.
Trust in media wasn’t very high to begin with, but with the onset of the Coronavirus pandemic, and the riots the media keeps telling us are ‘mostly peaceful’ their credibility is in the toilet.
News Busters reports:
Poll: Support for Bumbling, Dishonest Media Plummets During Pandemic
Journalists think the pandemic has been bad for Donald Trump? Maybe they should look in the mirror. The coronavirus has hit the press from one coast to the other, according to a new poll released early Thursday.
The survey asked respondents: “How has your view of each of the following industries changed since the start of the coronavirus pandemic?” The approval of the media dropped five percent, second only to airlines, which shed seven percent.
According to an article written by Sara Fischer, a media reporter for the Axios website:
The public’s view of almost every industry has improved since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new Axios/Harris poll.
Industries with a prominent role in life under quarantine have seen especially big jumps.
Fischer stated: “Businesses in America were already undergoing a transformation from being solely focused on profits to being focused on values as well.” The pandemic “has expedited that shift,” she noted, “and consumers are responding favorably to it.”
The graphic below is devastating for the media:
Can anyone honestly doubt journalism has lost its way? This new @HarrisPoll poll (via @axios) shows airlines as the only industry that's lost more public approval than the media since the start of the COVID epidemic. pic.twitter.com/vEjwhcDMtc
— David Martosko (@dmartosko) July 30, 2020
The media is so low, you can’t see it unless you view the full image:
They did this to themselves.
advocates posing as journalists have ruined the profession.
-Editors have failed to hold advocates to account.
-Young reporters don’t feel like they need to call the people they write about.
-Reposting/repackaging others’ stories is routine.
-anonymous quotes overused https://t.co/UJvZASX2Sg
— Richard Grenell (@RichardGrenell) July 30, 2020
Will it ever get any better?