Skip to comments.The left’s war on the media? Bashing the press becomes a bipartisan affair
Posted on 08/13/2019 1:28:01 PM PDT by KC_Lion
Among the many consequences of Donald Trumps ascendancy in modern American politics is a renewed and deepened hostility for the press, not only among his far-right base, but within the general electorate.
In recent decades, trust in media has plummeted from a high of 72% who had a great deal or fair amount of trust in 1976, thanks in large part to Watergate coverage, down to a historic low of 32% in 2016. Trust has ticked back up to 45% in 2018 and, among Democrats, is actually the highest its been in 20 years.
You might not know it to listen to many of the 2020 contenders for President, however. As media watchers have noted, Democrats are starting to sound a lot like President Trump, who has made attacking the media less an art form than a blunt-object game of whack-a-mole.
Sen. Bernie Sanders, whos long had a contentious relationship with the media, occasionally snapping or even yelling at reporters who ask questions he doesnt appreciate, has taken up one of Trumps favorite laments that the Washington Post is beholden to Amazon owner Jeff Bezos.
At a speech in New Hampshire, Sanders floated the baseless claim:
I talk about [Amazons taxes] all the time. And then I wonder why the Washington Post, which is owned by Jeff Bezos, who owns Amazon, doesnt write particularly good articles about me. I dont know why.
Other candidates, like Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, have also slammed the media for their campaign coverage, or lack thereof. Me and my campaign, Gabbard complained, have been on the receiving end of very intentional smear efforts trying to undermine our campaign coming through, you know, NBC News quoting articles that are completely baseless.....
(Excerpt) Read more at nydailynews.com ...
And surprisingly the media is as blatantly pro Leftist as its been in 20 years.
The press deserves to be bashed....Just about everything is Fake News and anti-Trump.
She’s on the Frodo network.
The media has show itself to be much worse than untrustworthy. The media is an active enemy to me, and those like me, who value America as it was founded, not as the globalists wish it to be.
I was taught not to wish ill upon others, but I find that to be a challenge when the media is the subject.
Trying to garner sympathy, NYDN???
NYDN is a malicious, reprehensible rag, and Cupp is a tool.
They are the Ministry of Propaganda.
They relinquished any credibility they might have once had.
it’s Fredo not Frodo. Big difference.
This is just a lame attempt to push the both sides hate us so that proves we are objective argument and it’s BS.
Not sure who this guy is, but it looks like the gender reassignment surgery he had came out better than expected. And he is just plain stupid if he thinks more than 5% of Americans believe or trust the Fake News Media.
Thanks for correcting my mental slip
All to keep the media in line, because they know all too well that the left will do anything to keep and obtain additional power. Ruining the lives of innocent people doesn’t bother the left at all.
S.E. Cupp thinks Trump started the lack of trust in the press!? LOL
What a rooty toot!
Anyone care to find the last time the NYT referred to anyones far-left base?"
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