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A Decade of Declining Trust in the Media

David Catron, The American Spectator

It isn't hard to visualize the manufactured outrage that would ensue if any Republican at any level attempted to remain in office in the face of revelations such as those which emerged concerning Virginia’s governor. Yet this just scratches the surface of the media malpractice to which the public has been subjected. So, why are David Remnick and his colleagues so mystified by public skepticism concerning their reporting of the President’s alleged crimes? It should be clear that an increasing number of Americans intuitively understand what Mark Twain was getting at when he wrote, “A thunderstorm made Béranger a poet, a mother’s kiss made Benjamin West a painter and a salary of $15 a week makes us a journalist.”