Karl Rove: Confidence in media hurt as journalists become more partisan

Writing in Il giornale di Wall Street, Rove argued the American public’s confidence in the media was continuing to hemorrhage amid ongoing instances ofjournalistic malfeasance,” and called on the industry to take action to restore public confidence.

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Journalists used to aspire to objectivity. Now they barely even bother to pretend,” Rove wrote.

Secondo Gallup, the American public islargely distrustfulof the media with only 9% of Americans saying they havea great dea” e 31% “a fair amountof trust in its ability to report the news “completamente, accurately, and fairly.

The media faces a growing crisis of confidence … And does anyone doubt that those numbers have dropped since then?” Ha detto Rove, acknowledging the Gallup numbers.

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Rove cited multiple instances of what he referred to asjournalistic malfeasance,” including left-wing CNN analyst Jeffrey Toobin’s return to the liberal network following a Zoom masturbation scandal, a story by Il Washington Post suggesting selfish intent by Republican governors in ending additional unemployment benefits early to encourage people to return to work, and CNN anchor Jake Tapper’s refusal to interview Repubblicani who questioned the results of the 2020 election while continuing to interview Democratici who questioned the 2004 risultati delle elezioni.

It has long been an iron rule that the mainstream media doesn’t treat liberals with the same scrutiny as conservatives. What’s different is how open, persistent and routine this double standard is today—and how dangerous that is,” Rove wrote.

The sad truth is that journalists are increasingly showing their ideological and partisan bias, even while insisting that their personal views don’t influence their coverage,” Ha aggiunto. “They should recognize that they do and take action to restore public confidence in their impartiality. And if they can’t do it, their editors and producers must.

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