Donald Trump called it. It looks like he was right all along.
According to a Breitbart News report, “trust in the establishment media has dropped 50 percent.”
The descent in trust had already begun when Trump took over in 2016 – a factor in the rise of his appeal.
It is also important to note that the 50% drop in trust was among polled Republicans.
However, “both Democrats and independents also distrust the national media more than they did five years ago,” notes the poll. “Democrats trust in the media has dropped five points and independents trust is down 18 points from 76 percent.”
For Republicans, a reasonable reaction to much of the national news coverage of the last five years. From Pew: 'Partisan divides in media trust widen, driven by a decline among Republicans.' https://t.co/yjcv9P5E3S pic.twitter.com/3LSeGjMyav
— Byron York (@ByronYork) August 30, 2021
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