Unthinking respect for authority, Albert Einstein said, is the greatest enemy of truth. Journalists should bring back that spirit of skepticism and get to the bottom of the Epstein death.
In all their self-aggrandizement and pontificating, the media seems to have missed the core tenet of legitimacy as a public institution: trust.
Reporters are quick to blame President Trump. But there’s a mountain of bad reporting in recent years that says otherwise.
Like a disease, distrust is infecting our most foundational relationship as a people, the building block of a free, civil society—the relationship between men and women.
This problem did not appear in 2015 when a real estate magnate descended an escalator. The descent began decades ago. The good news is, accountability matters, even to those who trust media least.
The media have lost the trust of many Americans thanks to their partisan and shrill political coverage. Here are a few ways to start gaining trust back.
This election showed us how insulated our echo chamber has become. Journalists must begin making an effort to listen to opinions besides their own.
In a context as rife with suspicion as this election is, every reasonable measure possible should be taken to allay the public’s fears.
This is almost too perfect.
It’s not just scandals like Watergate that have crippled voters’ trust. It’s also attitudes of entitlement and media fear-mongering.
There are a number of eerie parallels between the health of Hillary Clinton and that of another progressive political figure, President Woodrow Wilson.
Russia doesn’t have to steal the election to accomplish its ultimate goal, which isn’t to elect Trump but to undermine America’s faith in elections.
The FBI’s recommendation not to indict Hillary Clinton highlights institutional decay and explains Americans’ growing distrust of government.
In picking between the interests of the United States and the convenience of Hillary Rodham Clinton, Hillary chose Hillary. If elected, she will do it again.
As with journalism, scientists have a perverse incentive to warp their findings to garner more clicks, shares, and buzz.
Fortune magazine has no idea what capitalism means, even though it’s at the heart of why huge majorities of Americans distrust big business.
Donald Trump, Ben Carson, and Bernie Sanders have risen because voters are angry with the political establishment, and have been for decades.
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