Gowdy on media distrust: When the 'referee is biased,' you wonder whether fairness is a virtue worth pursuing

“Our framers realized the need for a free press,” Gowdy began. “It was so important they put it in the First Amendment,…the Constitution said that the press should be free – but it doesn’t require media to be fair. We however should require that. We should insist on that. Because there is little use in having a free press if the public doesn’t trust or respect that press.”

America’s trust in media is the second-lowest ever recorded, Gowdy emphasized, noting that less than 10% of adults in America say they have a great deal of trust in media organizations. Break it down by political party, and the numbers are even more staggering, Gowdy explained.

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