"the St. Louis Post-Dispatch -- a left-wing newspaper -- blames the [public distrust of the media] on cable news."Not quite. The PD's point was more nuanced. They pointed out that public confidence in many other institutions -- such as the Supreme Court and Congress -- is eroding. And while left-leaning MSNBC and right-leaning Fox aren't helpful, "the distrust can't all be blamed on them."
"These Post-Dispatch people are dumb AND corrupt -- a deadly combination. And the people know it: Circulation for the paper down 35 percent since 2003. Their parent company has filed bankruptcy. So here's The Factor tip of the day: Don't read the St. Louis Post-Dispatch."It could also be that public distrust in the media is high because Americans are busy with their jobs and families, and trying to sift through B.S. like this is exhausting, and the perpetrators clearly have incentives to lie. So to protect themselves, people shut down and just say, "I don't trust any of it."
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