Journalists are Less Trusted than Police

COMMENT: Way back when channels 2, 4, and 7 were real choice and the trusted lockstep words of Peter, Walter, and Chet reading the scripted 6 oclock news was mostly taken as truth – Those who control the media control the public – ah, the good old days.
A bit more complicated and confusing now a days, but if one just lives by the idiom “if it’s on tv and in the ‘news’, it ain’t the truth”, that simplifies things.
There should be significant legal and financial liabilities placed on the news outlets to encourage truth over propaganda, balanced stories rather than one-sided hit pieces. If they can’t back up their reporting with provable facts when challenged in court, it’ll cost them big. Get convicted in court of spreading propaganda, loose your broadcast license. Not perfect but lots better than what we have now.

G

REPLY: I fully agree. These people are destroying our future but like Duranty of the New York Times who was a Communist sympathizer, we have the very same crisis once again. This is no longer the “free press” for they interpret that as being free to twist the truth to what they want you to believe. Journalists are even less trusted than police according to Gallup. This is certainly not a career you should encourage your children to pursue. Journalists rise to the top 5 to be hanged in a revolution. Throughout history, these are certainly the people many hunt down for destroying society. Both Hitler and Lenin targeted the journalists who opposed them.