Broken and distrusting: why Americans are pulling away from the daily news A Reuters Institute survey found that a rising number of people are avoiding the news or just don’t believe it A person wearing a mask squats to check his phone in Grand Central Terminal in New York City. Photograph: Carlo Allegri/Reuters Chris McGreal […]Broken and distrusting: why Americans are pulling away from the daily news. Source: The Guardian — Who Watches the Watchers?
I think the distrust of the media comes from people that sowed the skepticism of media because it benefits them. It began with the The Tea Party Movement . They wanted people to distrust the media so that they would distrust them. Social media benefits from people turning to the information that supports their confirmation bias. Media is flawed like any institution, but it is still needed.