Americans are getting fed up with the mainstream media in this country, particularly following the election of President Trump.
By continuing to push the story of alleged collusion between Trump and Russia, a story that has now be disproved countless times, outlets like CNN are becoming increasingly irrelevant to most Americans.
Today, CNN is only taken seriously by a portion of the folks in Blue states. And for the very same reason that Hilary Clinton wasn’t able to garner votes outside those states.
The media is being divided down political lines. There is no longer any pretense of objectivity.
And heartland Americans are letting the mainstream media know how they feel about that.
Voters who live in the heartland and outside the New York-D.C. media bubbles do not care about the legacy media’s obsession with Russia.
An Iowa radio news director emailed CNN media reporter Brian Stelter, out of all people, on Thursday to tell him that conservatives in his state are “very angry” at the legacy press because they think the media are using Russia stories to “oust” and delegitimize President Donald Trump.
“They think the Trump/Russia deal is a coup attempt by the media, and don’t think there is anything to the Russia/ Trump, Jr. emails,” Robert Leonard, the news director, emailed. “They don’t understand why the media is trying to oust our duly elected president. They think there is a double standard — why isn’t anyone investigating the Clinton campaign/Russia connections? They are standing firm behind Trump.”
According to a recent Harvard-Harris poll, nearly two-thirds of Americans believe that “there exists a campaign to delegitimize” Trump.
And that’s what media like CNN don’t get. They are today operating inside a bubble, and the vast majority of Americans (two-thirds according to that poll) no longer believe them.
H/T: Conservative Post