It’s Getting so you can’t Trust our Institutions

Trust is one of those things that keeps our society running smoothly, yet it is disappearing as we lose faith in our politicians and institutions.

I haven’t trusted the media for a long time.

In the 1980s, I subscribed to the New York Times and read it every day until some point in 2003, when I got fed up with their slanted, pro liberal news coverage. I switched my subscription to the Wall street Journal, which I still read daily.

They have good news coverage on business topics, and I trust them far more than the NYT, but I don’t trust them 100 percent. They take a conservative approach to the news. While that’s better than a liberal one, and I may agree with it, it’s still a slant. I would prefer they report the news and leave its interpretation up to the reader.

Network TV news coverage? Forget about it. Cable news? More slanted than the New York Times. I don’t even watch the local networks unless there is a big weather event or other pressing local news.

Today, the most news sources have gone from leaning one direction to operating like a public relations agency for either the left or the right. It’s all spin and talking points, with very little investigating. They don’t report, they just repeat, and that’s bad for the country.

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