Media culpa: journalists are losing the public’s trust

When the audience don’t believe the news, we’re all in trouble

A thread runs through several of the stories that have defined this turbulent summer: reporters have been shocked by the levels of hostility they have encountered. ‘They hate us,’ one seasoned producer told me returning from a Grenfell Tower protest. ‘I haven’t felt anything like it in 20 years.’

When the battalions of the media descend on any big story, the experience rarely leaves those caught up in it feeling warm and fuzzy about the fourth estate. But this is different.

  • dapto

    CNN = Communist News Network & the E.U is the 4th Reich

  • BillyHW

    It’s almost like they deserve it.

  • Hard Little Machine

    This will only spur them on to every greater insanity.

    • BillyHW

      They will take all the wrong lessons from it and double down on stupid.

    • Dr. Acula

      You would know about insanity.

  • Tooth&Claw

    `Losing? How about lost. Everything they peddle needs fact and bias checks.

    • Alain

      Yeah, they lost mine a very long time ago and have only gotten worse.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    Mark Twain said it best. “When in doubt, tell the truth.”

    • Alain

      I think they no longer even know what the truth is being totally agenda-driven as they are.

  • barryjr

    They brought it on themselves, so quit whining snowflakes. 95% of the journalists today give the rest a bad name.

  • Shebel

    Why don’t they just start reporting the TRUTH ?

    I am so fucking naive .

  • Shebel

    I guess they are afraid of our democratically elected Leaders.
    They are addicted to the largess of sucking on taxpayer $$$.

    Same Difference.

  • lolwut? (Deplorable Hoser)

    Gotta watch this one..