It’s getting ridiculous. The MSM pulls further and further away from ethical journalism, as they continue to print political opinion rather than substantiated fact. They justify what they have written by citing “individuals familiar with the situation.” There appears to be no accountability for this smarmy tactic to influence the November election.
Here is a recent example in an article from Politico titled Trump officials interfered with CDC reports on Covid-19. Politico references sources eight (8) times as one version or another of “individuals familiar with the situation.” They also cited “public health experts” as their source, once. Apparently none of these individuals chose to be named, which seems odd.
All of this was done to cast negativity on the desire of the HHS to review reports from the CDC before they were released to the public. They are pushing the narrative that the Trump administration is changing the information, when it is impossible for HHS to change the content of the reports without knowledge of the CDC, which would undoubtedly be brought to the attention of the MSM.
Journalistic integrity continues to erode.
In September of 2019, a Gallop poll reported that only 41% of Americans trust the media.
According to a 2020 Gallup/Knight Foundation report, 70% of Americans are concerned about biased reporting from news outlets. 80% say the media is reporting in a way that will damage or ruin the country. This represents a significant drop in the trust of news sources.
Additionally, 74% of respondents report that they worry about media companies influencing news coverage, an increase of 5% since 2017. 54% believe that reporters misrepresent the facts and 28% believe that reporters make them up entirely. Using the tactic of providing information by citing sources labeled as “individuals familiar with the situation,” is not likely helping the public perception of credibility in the minds of the American people.
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