I would submit to you that the media has no one to blame but themselves for the rise of Donald Trump. Although I did not vote for him, I give Trump credit for exposing the biases inherent in a media whose members are generally left-wing and out of touch with the majority of Americans. This became painfully obvious over the past eight years with the fawning coverage of President Obama and his policies to the point where much of the public began to see the media as an arm of the Democratic Party. If people do not trust the media, it would be because they know they are not getting all the facts or viewpoints. Truth and balance in media coverage is essential to a healthy functioning democracy, but can only be restored when the media admits its biases and earnestly seeks to presents all sides of an issue.
In Response to: Polarization and the Media