“Any objective observer of the news media’s treatment of Trump can certainly conclude that reporters are taking a side in this election — and they don’t have to be wearing a button that says ‘I’m with her’ for this to be readily apparent,” he wrote. “The irony is that the media’s Trump bashing may wind up having the exact opposite of its intended effect.”
“Polls shows that journalism is one of the least respected professions in the country, and with Trump calling out media organizations for their bias, widespread slanted reporting is bound to reinforce this point — and to backfire.”
In other words, journalistic objectivity is dead; the media’s bias has made it almost impossible to separate coverage of the Trump campaign from attempts to tear it down, Raimondo added.
“Why are the rules of journalism being rewritten this election year?” he asked.
Especially with how the mainstream media is now fabricating “news,” such as the claim that Donald Trump will drop out of the race, as establishment reporters grow more desperate in their war on populism.
“This is the media’s way of communicating to the GOP establishment that this is their chance to finally be rid of Trump: Just say he’ll drop out and maybe he will,” Infowars contributor Jamie White wrote.
But mainstream reporters think they have far more influence than they actually do; in fact, they’re now so discredited after spending decades in bed with the political class that the public is routinely opposed to their viewpoints.
“Trust in the news media is being eroded by perceptions of inaccuracy and bias, fueled in part by Americans’ skepticism about what they read on social media,” the AP recently reported. “Just 6% of people say they have a lot of confidence in the media, putting the news industry about equal to Congress and well below the public’s view of other institutions.”