Last year, Gallup conducted a poll on the American people’s trust in the mainstream media. The news wasn’t good for those whose job it is to deliver the news. Trust in the mainstream media is at a 40-year low, with 44 percent of Americans under the impression that it is too liberal, and a whopping 70 percent of conservatives holding that view.
Last night during the latest GOP debate, held on the business network CNBC, Texas Senator and Presidential contender Ted Cruz nailed why the American people are so distrustful of the mainstream media. This is truly amazing:
After one particularly egregious question on the debt limit, Cruz lit into the moderators, who were clearly angry at their bias being put on display. He said,
The questions that have been asked so far in this debate illustrate why the American people don’t trust the media. This is not a cage match. The contrast with the questions in the Democratic debate, which were like ‘Which of you is more handsome and wise?’ … The men and woman on this stage have more ideas, more common sense than any of those in the Democratic debate. That debate was a debate between the Bolsheviks and the Mensheviks. And nobody watching at home believes any of the moderators has any intention of voting in a Republican primary. The questions that are being asked shouldn’t be trying to get people to tear into each other, it should be what are your substantive solutions for people who are hurting.
As Rusty Weiss wrote, at one point the audience even loudly groaned at the question posed to Dr. Ben Carson. The Boston Globe‘s Jeff Jacoby called the moment one of the best of the debate, saying CNBC’s “smarmy” moderators had it coming. Jacoby contends, and I agree, that the biggest loser of the night wasn’t a candidate (though if there was one, it would be Bush for piling onto moderator attacks), it was the media.
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