CNN’s “New Day” host Alisyn Camerota led a follow-up analysis of the voter panel she questioned Wednesday, asking her guests how the network could win back the trust of the average American.
“What is the answer to convincing them that the news of the press, actually we are doing fact checking. We are chasing sources. We are double checking and making sure all of our sources are credible. This is our job. This is what we’re tasked with. How do you convince them to come to trust us again?” Camerota said.
New York Post columnist Salena Zito said many viewers feel betrayed because they think they aren’t getting the full picture from the mainstream media. “It’s not that they don’t always believe everything we report. They don’t believe that they see the whole story,” Zito said.
CNN’s credibility has come into question this past summer with Camerota herself hosting a selectively edited voter panel to make Trump supporters look unfavorable. The network also had to fire three of its reporters for a lack of fact checking and publishing a false story on Donald Trump and Russia. In addition, CNN saw one of its producers call American voters “stupid as s**t” on hidden camera.
“It’s so disheartening to hear these folks who are nice people, believe me I interact with them all the time … but to hear them say, ‘We don’t trust the news media at all. We don’t go to the news organizations for our media,'” Camerota said. “It’s so disheartening that they think they are getting information, better information on Facebook.”
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