Carol Platt Liebau: Shocker! Trust in MSM down

Friday, June 10, 2005

Shocker! Trust in MSM down

So confidence in the newspapers and TV news has fallen to an all-time low.

In the wake of Rathergate, the retracted Newsweek Koran desecration story and other assorted media scandals, is that really any surprise? Even now, there is a disgraceful drumbeat for defeat in Iraq (exhibit 1: Howard Fineman's piece about how it wasn't worth it).

The difference is that, today, there is alternative media to tell (as Paul Harvey would put it) "the rest of the story" -- and to cover the stories that the MSM would otherwise ignore. Inevitably, as manifold deficiencies are revealed, public confidence in MSM -- shown to be biased, arrogant and occasionally incompetent -- will continue to fall.

1 Comments:

Blogger cookie jill said...

Yes...where is the rest of corporate media on this story where a Republican refuses to give an up or down vote to one of Bush's own nominees?

From ABC.

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory?id=832073

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