A Couple Ways CNN (and others) Can Heal Trust

CNN has a major problem on it’s hands.

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They aren’t trusted, especially among Republicans, and we all know the trust hasn’t gotten better since 2015.  How can CNN (or any other network for that matter, since it isn’t only a CNN problem) get their trust back?  We are going to discuss a couple issues, they can deal with to solve this trust problem.

Anonymous Sources

They need to stay out of reporting for anonymous sources.  I get staying anonymous is VERY important, but they don’t apply that to their opposition as well, as seen in the video above.  If you skipped the video, the context of it is, CNN reports on people that don’t want to be reported, and hides their “sources”.  Anonymity protects individuals, but that means there is no accountability for lies, and the double standard is strong.  Especially when you hear about them trying to get juror names and addresses.  I’d imagine if they gave their sources, and normal people like us could vet them with our own opinions, that would repair some of the damage they’ve caused.  Also, stop doxxing people!

Bias Masked as Neutral

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CNN claims they are unbiased.  The quickest google search can shows you that isn’t true, as seen in the picture above.  If you pay attention to politics, it isn’t hard to see who is and who isn’t politically charged.  Most main stream news outlets lean left, and CNN is no different.  Fox is the only main stream news network that has a right leaning.  Is being politically charged a bad thing?  No, the problem lies when you are either ignorant about your bias, or you are lying about it.  This can be the difference between fake news and not fake news, as you can see from the Project Veritas video below.

The solution to the bias problem is to just admit it.  Reach out to the public to let them know you have a bias and you then make a promise to TRY to remain neutral on as many publications as possible.  Then you can have all the opinion journalists you want on the air.

Stop being a “brain” for your audience, give the news, let them make up their minds.  Be honest and admit your bias and mistakes.  And for goodness sake, stop hating Trump 24/7, the guy isn’t Hitler.

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