Why Americans have lost faith in our news media

According to a new Gallup poll, American distrust of the news media reached an all-time high this year - with 60% saying they have little or no trust in the mass media to report the news fully, accurately, and fairly. Despite the Fox so-called News being the most-watched network on corporate cable news, Republicans led the poll in their distrust of the media with only 26% of self-identified Republicans saying they trust the mass media. This is all because Investigative journalism and news in the public interest are dead today - hijacked by corporate interests. There's only one industry specifically mentioned in our Constitution - and that's the press. Our founders knew that American democracy hinges on a free and vigorous press. Today - we no longer have either. It's time to bring back American democracy by bringing back in news in the public interest.