This is a problem which has been happening for years, their bias against certain political groups, and we have seen it for a long time. We are seeing it in present time with the huge and stark differences covering the Biden administration compared to the Trump administration.
Few important points of the poll:
Why it matters: Faith in society's central institutions, especially in government and the media, is the glue that holds society together. That glue was visibly dissolving a decade ago, and has now, for many millions of Americans, disappeared entirely.
By the numbers: For the first time ever, fewer than half of all Americans have trust in traditional media, according to data from Edelman's annual trust barometer shared exclusively with Axios. Trust in social media has hit an all-time low of 27%.
56% of Americans agree with the statement that "Journalists and reporters are purposely trying to mislead people by saying things they know are false or gross exaggerations."
58% think that "most news organizations are more concerned with supporting an ideology or political position than with informing the public."
When Edelman re-polled Americans after the election, the figures had deteriorated even further, with 57% of Democrats trusting the media and only 18% of Republicans.
At the root of the issue, lies a bigger problem, the media has become activist media.
The big picture: These numbers are echoed across the rest of the world: They're mostly not a function of Donald Trump's war on "fake news".
As vaccine rumor hunter Heidi Larson puts it, "we don’t have a misinformation problem, we have a trust problem.”
News organizations have historically relied mainly on advertising income, and as those dollars flow increasingly to Google and Facebook, that has created institutional weakness that shows up in trust data.
That last part if I think the root of the problem.
Interesting take from an outlet not aligned or known to be biased towards the right. Some sane arguments indeed. The main issue at play here is not 'misinformation' or the need to 'rein into' the media. The media has lost all credibility once they became political activists. Not good.