Try as they might, the liberal media could not stop Donald Trump from winning the 2016 election.
In the process of trying to rig the election, they destroyed their credibility.
And one new poll demonstrates just how many Americans distrust the press.
During the campaign, media outlets like the New York Times took to calling Donald Trump a “liar.”
He was attacked in deeply personal terms by networks and newspapers that used to pretend they were objective.
Of course many Americans knew they were all liberal hacks, but they at least tried to keep up the norm of acting like an objective media.
And the vitriol against Trump has continued after the election.
CNN’s Brian Stelter – one of the most rabidly anti-Trump partisan figures in the media – delivered an on-camera essay explaining that when covering a President Trump, the media must call him out for being a liar.
The problem with that is, Trump supporters have watched the media concoct fake news stories about Trump and no longer believe so-called “mainstream” media.
A new Huffington Post/YouGov poll found just 2% of Trump supporters would now believe the press if a media outlet called him a liar.
The Huffington Post reports:
“DONALD TRUMP’S SUPPORTERS SAY THEY’D BELIEVE HIM OVER “More than four in 10 Americans, according to a new HuffPost/YouGov survey, agree with Trump that he’s faced unduly negative coverage. A similar percentage, though, say Trump’s behavior toward the media has been unacceptable as well….Eighty-seven percent of Trump voters, but just 16 percent of Clinton voters, think that media coverage of Trump has been too negative. Eighty-one percent of Americans who voted for Trump believe his treatment of the press is acceptable, while just 9 percent of those who voted for Clinton say the same….A 56 percent majority of Trump voters say that if a national media outlet reported that Trump said something untrue, they would be more inclined to believe him than the news outlet. Just 2 percent say they’d believe the media, with another 38 percent saying it depends on what the story is. In contrast, just 2 percent of Americans who voted for Clinton say they’d be inclined to believe Trump’s side of the argument, while 52 percent said they’d be more likely to believe the media, and 37 percent that it depends.”
There is good reason for Trump supporters to believe the President-elect over the press.
The media – as Trump often says – is highly dishonest and have lied about him, his statements, and his positions.
The latest example was when Trump took to Twitter to blast Boeing over the project to build two new Air Force One planes, which was running over $4 billion.
Reporters quickly jumped and called Trump a liar:
Boeing says it only has a $170MIL contract with the US Air Force— nothing about a $4BIL deal that Trump tweeted. pic.twitter.com/gsgaEnme07
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) December 6, 2016
But making up a Boeing contract that doesn’t exist seems kinda beyond the pale.
— Jonathan Allen (@jonallendc) December 6, 2016
Except these media reporters were the ones making things up.
Trump was correct on the total cost of the project.
It’s becoming harder and harder for Trump supporters to trust anything in the so-called “mainstream” media.
Their coverage of Trump is biased, and full of falsehoods and fake news.