MSNBC Anchor: ’People Don’t Trust Us, They Don’t Believe Us’
Gallup poll that showed the trust in the media was at 'an all-time low'
MSNBC anchor Katy Tur admitted the American people no longer trust the media anymore.
In a recent interview with The Hill, Tur noted the rapidly declining trust of the media.
Noting a new Gallup poll that showed the trust in the media was at “an all-time low,” Tur lamented that “people don’t trust us.”
She questioned if the way she was doing her job was “doing more harm than good.”
“There was just a Gallup poll out today that shows that the trust in media, in newspapers and television is hitting an all-time low," she said.
"People don’t trust us,” Tur outlined.
“They don’t believe us, and it makes me wonder if this job, as I’m currently doing it, is effective but if it’s doing more harm than good," Tur added.
"I don’t have a good answer for that, so those thoughts linger in the back of my mind."
"They linger, though, because I do love it, and I do think it’s important," she said.
"And I’m hoping to find a way to better communicate with people.”
Tur later acknowledged the media struggled to cover former President Donald Trump and his tweets, which she said “made it seem like we were only out to get Donald Trump.”
“[I] think that hurt our credibility in the long run,” she advised.
As we reported earlier this year, America has the least trusted media in the world, according to a recent Reuters study.
In the United States, fewer than one in three people have any sort of trust in the establishment media.
The survey was conducted in 46 nations across the globe.
It reveals that a total of 44% of American citizens do not have any trust in the mainstream news media to report the truth.
Of that 44%, 23% say they "strongly disagree" that they trust the media.
While only 29% express trust.