25 Big Reasons Trust in Mainstream Media Has Reached All-Time Lows: A Visual Guide (Vol. 2)

In the wake of news that a CNN producer called the Trump-Russia narrative mostly “bullshit” to boost ratings, classifying journalistic ethics as nothing but “cutesy” relics from journalism school for wide-eyed college kids, I thought the timing was perfect for Volume Two of our visual guide.

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Below, with minimal comment, are 25 big examples why trust in mainstream media has reached all-time lows. With these examples, perhaps the self-congratulatory press corps and political left will realize that they are providing all the fuel that populist and right-wing movements need to continue growing worldwide: that what’s perceived as a silly, hypocritical, largely left-leaning corporate-political-media complex is cannibalizing its own credibility with a willingness to run with any story that reinforces its own pre-determined narrative (plus a few “just for fun” ones thrown in to keep it light).

Vol. 1 is here.

1) Just a random interviewee:

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2) Slow international news day:

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3) Was this seriously filmed on a sound stage?

4) Clintonites writing TV scripts:

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5) Here are your signs, there is the stage:

6) Sources say this! Wait, no, sources say that!

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7) Not 9/11, the Holocaust, or even JFK assassination. Also, didn’t know it had been “solved”…

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8) Someone told us what Comey would say, but then the other thing happened:

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9) In an impartial press, coverage wouldn’t be inherently positive or negative (Harvard Study source):

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10) Double standard?

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11) This one is confirmed, that one is “alleged”:

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12) Only rarely:

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13) If he had been asian, would it say “asian man”?

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14) Loretta Lynch said it, but we’ll just make it look like Sessions said it for now

15) Probably about 14 total, non-digital attendees?

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16) “If Trump loses, his followers will protest, & it will be an attack on democracy itself!”

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17) Hi random Twitter user! Can we turn your fake news Tweet into an international scandal?

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18) Putin admits it all! Wait, no, Putin admits nothing! Just watch our exclusive interview and see for yourself…

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19) Bologna is misogynistic, calzones are trans-phobic, and:

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20) Breaking a tradition held in the United States since biblical times… (it started in ’96 — source 1, source 2):

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21) I’m scared to ask what they think of the dehumidifer:

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22) Obama did it, but it was probably all Trump’s idea:

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23) There’s zero chance we’re wrong on this one:

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24) It was great, until Trump said he’d support it:

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25) “…fact checkers…were reportedly not utilized before publication.”

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