Media Research Center President Brent Bozell says less people are looking at the news for truth following the leftist media attacks on President Donald Trump, because the media destroyed their own credibility.
Bozell made the comments during a recent appearance on C-Span2’s Book TV's After Words program, while discussing his book Unmasked: Big Media’s War Against Trump, co-authored with Tim Graham.
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“This has been an attempt to destroy a president, to nullify the democratic process. But I think at the end of the day these media operations have destroyed themselves,” Bozell said.
“Let’s look at their credibility. Credibility is everything for the news media, if you don't have that, you are nothing but the National Enquirer, Bozell added. "And if you don’t have credibility, people aren’t going to watch you anymore. They're not going to look at you for news or for truth. Look at the numbers of these networks. They’re crashing. The most telling numbers I think would be CNN.
CNN once was the gold standard of journalism. Go back 25 years ago with Bernie Shaw, when he was the anchor of it. Did it have a liberal bias? Sure it did. But you could work with CNN, you could work with Tom Johnson, the president of the CNN. You could sit down and have a frank conversation with them – and sometimes they agreed and would change the story. Even Ted Turner could hear you out. That was CNN then.
CNN today, clearly wants no conservatives, clearly is on a mission against Donald Trump. And its audience clearly is leaving. The numbers, last time I checked, In a nation of 330 million, 571 thousand viewers on a good night. To put that one in perspective, that's two tenths of 1 percent of the American population, that’s what it’s reaching now. To put that in its proper perspective, there are more people who own pet chickens than watch CNN.”
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