Americans’ resentment against the media rates on a par with their distrust of and dissatisfaction with Congress. One after another, polls show that folks no longer trust traditional media outlets.
A report released by the American Press Institute surveyed opinions on "core journalistic values" and confirmed the media's sinking reputation. Notably, the report points out that, despite the deep ideological divide in attitudes toward the media, journalists continue to deny that the slanted news they present is intended to help one party over the other.
The report also assessed partisan attitudes toward journalistic values, demonstrating that liberals tend to align more with moral values like care and fairness while conservatives favor loyalty, authority, and purity. The study also revealed how, overall, Democrats are more aligned with journalistic interests than Republicans. This, of c...
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