'Objective' media coming out of the closet?
Media bias has reached new lows in this election cycle with at least one major outlet saying it can’t, in good conscience, cover it fairly. Evidently the public is beginning to notice.
The anger is reaching a boiling point at Donald Trump rallies, and it’s not just directed at Hillary Clinton and the Democrats. At a recent rally, the hostile crowd had a CNN crew cornered and was chanting “Do your job! Do your job!”
Conservatives are noticing the media is out to get them and their candidates. The New York Times admitted as much in an op-ed last week. New York Post columnist Michael Goodwin calls it “the complete collapse of American journalism as we know it.”
Dan Gainor of Media Research Center says it’s actually nothing new.
“Journalism, in many ways, has always been this corrupt and one-sided,” he begins. “It’s just never been this open about it.”
He points to the “yellow journalism” of the late 1800s, all the way through Walter Cronkite’s open opposition to the Vietnam War, to the selective edits of CNN and NBC – and he suggests it’s not likely to change any time soon.
So how is anyone supposed to find the truth in all the noise? “If you want to be a good news consumer – if you want to really know what’s going on – you have to read [reports from] multiple outlets,” Gainor answers. “And not all of them right-wing, and not all of them left-wing.”
And the MRC spokesman says it’s important to realize that America is a diverse nation.
“I think people aren’t as pigeonholed as media want us to be,” he tells OneNewsNow. “What’s conservative – social conservative, fiscal conservative, neocon, libertarian? You can have an argument about pretty much any issue on the right without even inviting in the left or independents.”
MRC compiles studies from its News Analysis Division documenting distorted media coverage and/or media omissions.
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