Why No One Trusts the Mainstream Media

Trust in the media is at an all-time low. But should it be? Why do fewer and fewer Americans trust the mainstream media. Investigative journalist Sharyl Attkisson, author of The Smear, explains.

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  • MSM = Fake News, that’s why no one trusts them anymore.

  • Watchman

    One minor quibble: the Main Stream Media has always been biased – it’s just more open about it (or is that we can see those biases) these days. Journalists used to grow into a job, being trained by older journalists and writers on the job, adopting the biases and attitudes of the owners of the newspapers. These owners were typically supporters of capitalism, reliant as they were on newspaper sales and advertising revenues from capitalistic businesses.

    Then came Watergate, and the lure for many new journalists was the ability to change the world – to even bring down Presidents through reporting. The lecturers in universities were generally communists or socialists and had not transferred from a capitalistic newspaper job to teach the young, but were often those who had never actually worked as a journalist in the real world. The natural tendency of the leftists to take over every non-STEM field kept progressing, and so the young impressionable journalists were being taught Critical Thinking instead of the classical “Who, What, When, Where, How, and Why”. They were encouraged to go with their feelings about any issue and research information that would support those feelings. Graduates of universities gradually became fervent anti-capitalistic idealistic ‘journalists’ and put these things they learnt into practice.

    Then came the Internet, and with this unfiltered source of information people started to realise how filtered the information printed in newspapers and broadcast on radio and TV was. People who witnessed some event were able to disseminate their experiences without them being filtered, analysed and distorted by leftist university-educated journalists with an agenda.

    • Correct analysis. I would add that at the leftist turning point, the media started claiming the ‘objective reporting’ is impossible.

      Also add: Now, we are beginning to face a backlash, with attempts to muzzle free speech on the Internet, more precisely conservative and anti-Islamic speech. The goal to is return to ‘filtered information’, so the leftist elitists can again control the narrative.

  • WalterBannon

    Why No One Trusts The Mainstream Media

    —they are treasonous, lying, douches

    that’s why

    • Uncommunist

      Yes, they need to be crushed.

  • Petrinoid

    Cable news ratings by punditfacts –

    At Fox and Fox News,
    That means about 60 percent of the claims  checked have been rated Mostly False or worse. Here’s how it breaks down (as of Jan. 27, 2015):

    At MSNBC and NBC, 44 percent of claims have received a rating of Mostly False or worse.

    And as for CNN? It has the best record among the cable networks, as 80 percent of of the claims rated are Half True or better.

    • “pundi” “facts” – lol. Conceited liars, more like it.