CNN’s Brian Stelter has written a piece explaining why reporters like Bob Woodward have come to rely more on “confidential sources,” and there’s also an observation about the public’s perception of media presented along with it:
Reliance on unnamed sources is growing… While trust in media is shrinking… https://t.co/0u9PP9IHyb
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) September 12, 2018
Hmm, imagine that!
Maybe the two are related? https://t.co/4AzgeFawxu
— Andrew Kugle (@AndrewJKugle) September 12, 2018
One wonders if #fakenews peddlers will ever make the causal connection
— Republican ❌❌❌ (@Republican_XXX) September 12, 2018
Its almost like there is a correlation and no one can figure out why … https://t.co/LGysLrCkxZ
— Space Elf, Instigator of Madness, Herald of Chaos (@TheRogue_Elf) September 12, 2018
In the article, Bob Woodward is quoted as saying the use of anonymous sources is increasing because “things are more hidden” and “it’s the only way to get at the truth.” The rise in distrust in the media is also noted, but will the MSM be able to put two and two together?
Don't anyone explain it to him. https://t.co/6RnLZqi88f
— JWF (@JammieWF) September 12, 2018
To the mystery machine! https://t.co/O1bWC9LM5e
— Brad Pritts (@BradleyPritts) September 12, 2018
Meanwhile, NBC News’ Chuck Todd blames Fox News for the spike in public distrust of media. The MSM’s self-awareness is at a record low.