THE RISING WOES OF CNN
“(Donald) Trump, like all presidents, deserves coverage that is skeptical and tough, but also fair. That’s not what he’s getting. What started as bias against him has become a cancer that is consuming the best and brightest. In rough biblical justice, media attempts to destroy the president are boomeranging and leaving their reputations in tatters,” writes New York Post columnist Michael Goodwin.
“CNN is suffering an especially bad case of Trump Derangement Syndrome, even trying to make a virtue of its hostility to the president. In doing so, executives conveniently confuse animus with professional skepticism, and cite growing audiences as proof of their good judgment. The bottom line matters, and there is certainly an audience for hating Trump all the time. But facts and fairness separate major news organizations from any other business looking to make a buck, and a commitment to them creates credibility and public trust,” Mr. Goodwin continues. “That’s how CNN sold itself for years — boring but trustworthy. Now it’s boring and untrustworthy.”