President Trump often uses the term “fake news” to point out media malfeasance, blunders and errors of fact, but as much as the Democrats try and make “fake news” an accusation used by Republicans only, there’s this wake-up call:
Stunning Axios poll that goes well beyond the usual conservative sentiment: "An overwhelming majority of Americans (70%) say that 'traditional major news sources report news they know to be fake, false, or purposely misleading.' – https://t.co/d2Z9Sv9WtW
— Joe Concha (@JoeConchaTV) June 27, 2018
However, the CEO and co-founder of Axios put it this way:
? ? ? Trump effect: SEVENTY TWO PERCENT OF ALL POLLED think news outlets report fake news https://t.co/BRRbj58ZLS
— Jim VandeHei (@JimVandeHei) June 27, 2018
Well, maybe it’s not a “Trump effect” as much as it is a media effect:
— John Frank (@John_Frank1954) June 27, 2018
Trump effect? #LOL BREAKING: The Democrat-Media Complex had a credibility problem long before Trump threw his hat in the ring. Many reporters try to cloak their situation by claiming to be "independents." Yeah, just like Bernie Sanders. He's technically an "independent" too… ? https://t.co/yVbrev8dMU
— Moira ☘️ ن (@Moira1987) June 27, 2018
Seems more newsworthy that 72% overall think this, making this headline, which turns it into a partisan issue, an example of the phenomenon. . . .
92% of Republicans think media intentionally reports fake news https://t.co/5Mh0Rzkamu
— Instapundit.com (@instapundit) June 27, 2018
"Trump effect" you say? Yeah sure, it has nothing to do with the constant lies or smear jobs from the left run media.
— Roper (@Roper70) June 27, 2018
Blaming this on Trump is why Trump won. https://t.co/1LdwEZKQf6
— Matt Wolking (@MattWolking) June 27, 2018
Perhaps the next media outlet to issue a major correction or delete a tweet due to an egregious error will just cite the “Trump effect” as a contributing factor.
The so called news outlets will never recover their credibility
— G. Brown (@browngravy_93) June 27, 2018
And there’s still over two years to go in Trump’s first term. The media still have plenty of digging to do.