Regarding the talk going around about trusting in the news media let me say this “The very future of our Republic is being threatened by their fake news. Sometimes they go beyond fake news to out and out lies. It seems some in the news media take the free press to mean free to deceive, lie, malign, obscure, and confuse the truth. To slant their reporting to make it come out different. How do you explain such intense distrust in the news media by most Americans? Most news outlets claim a free press is essential to holding public figures and Government officials accountable. That is true but this is never the case unless your last name is Trump. When it comes to President Trump the mission of the press is not one of reporting the truth, but an abundance of printing lies and fake news. But these news agencies will cry foul and say the free press is being hindered from doing their job when they are told exactly what they are.
Did the free press hold Obama accountable for his lies and Hillary’s concerning Benghazi or how about the one “you can keep your doctor”? Did the free press hold Lois Lerner accountable for the shenanigans by the IRS? Did the free press hold Eric Holder accountable for drug running (Fast and Furious)? Did the free press hold Hillary accountable for classified materials on an illegal private server? In every case, the answer is no. But the press can be dishonest and not fair in their reporting about President Trump. Always trying to find fault in everything he does when in all honesty he is doing a great job for the American people.
The free press has not only failed us too many times but several times have out and out lied to us. Most Americans want a free press but they want one that is honest and fair. One that will not take sides and will report the news straight down the middle without any bias and let the American people make their own informed decision. The free press (in other words the press that is still honest with their reporting) must clean its profession of all the bad news reporting before public trust is restored in the free press.
Let’s change the terminology used here from a free press to a free and honest press, one that is necessary and crucial for a republic like ours.