THE RIS­ING WOES OF CNN

The Washington Times Daily - - POLITICS -

“(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.”

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