The media have themselves to blame

"Fake news" is killing the media's credibility.  According to a Monmouth poll: Large majorities of the American public believe that traditional media outlets engage in reporting fake news and that outside sources are actively trying to plant fake stories in the mainstream media.  When it comes to the meaning of "fake news," a majority believe that it involves editorial decisions as well as inaccurate reporting.  This is terrible news for the news media services. Frankly, the media can only blame themselves, for three reasons: First, they gave President Obama a free pass and never challenged a thing he said or did.  After all, what other president would have gotten away with saying he learned about Fast & Furious reading the morning newspaper?  What about all the Obamacare promises? Second, the growing dependence on "leaks" has made a lot of front-page stories...(Read Full Post)