Why do people distrust the media? And why do conservatives distrust the media even more? There are many reasons and some of them occurred in just the last week. Jay and Amy touch on issues related to CNN, Jimmy Kimmel, and the NY Times’ laughable math about the lies President Obama told in his two terms. They also offer up some advice for people in the media to regain that trust.

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  1. Profile Photo Member

    There was original distrust of the media by conservatives, simply because most of the elite journalists are progressives to some degree.

    Trump has now tacked on an ersatz claim on prejudice of the media, with claims of “Fake News” which will now make it harder to press the case for fairness.

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    • December 16, 2017, at 9:54 PM PST
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  2. Profile Photo Member

    We are now lumped in with the worst of the Trumpkins, which then sullies legitimate conservative opinion and advocacy.

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    • December 16, 2017, at 9:56 PM PST
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  3. contrarian Member

    mesulkanen (View Comment):
    There was original distrust of the media by conservatives, simply because most of the elite journalists are progressives to some degree.

    How far are you going back? The idea that one just accepts there will be a partisan bias in national news is recent – within my parent’s lifetime.

    mesulkanen (View Comment):
    Trump has now tacked on an ersatz claim on prejudice of the media, with claims of “Fake News”

    Not exactly how it happened. The media was hyping the idea that Trump won because Russia tricked voters with fake news. At the same time, they published the Steele dossier which contained information that could easily be shown to be false, so he turned the fake news label into a cudgel to beat them with. I see that as fair play.

    mesulkanen (View Comment):
    make it harder to press the case for fairness

    Fairness may be worth pursuing, Objectivity isn’t. It’s a nonsense idea that as far as I can tell didn’t exist before the 20th century. Journalists need to give up the fiction of objectivity. The look like medieval bishops who claim to be celibate – but have children. What we should demand is transparency s consumers can factor in what a reporter’s views are when reading a story.

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    • December 18, 2017, at 8:44 AM PST
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  4. contrarian Member

    What’s the music at the beginning? It’s terrific!

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    • December 18, 2017, at 8:48 AM PST
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