Apr 13, 2017

Massive issue in media: Who can I trust?

Jordan Strauss / AP

The Hollywood Reporter is out today with its New York Issue, including an "Anchor Roundtable" by Marisa Guthrie, who asked:

What is the biggest crisis facing journalism in the 21st century?

ABC's George Stephanopoulos: The fact that so few people believe us. That they're looking for narratives that reinforce their beliefs rather than challenge them.

Fox's Bret Baier: Trust.

NBC's Savannah Guthrie: Credibility.

Baier: People want to turn to someplace they feel they can get the straight scoop. There's so much online that is bombarding people every day.

CNN's Jake Tapper: There are news sources that are just out-and-out lies coming from Europe, coming from other parts of the world...

CBS's Gayle King: …coming from people's basements. [They] are putting things out that have no resemblance to reality.

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