“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.