Canadian ex-official eviscerates corporate media as biased, fake news
U.S. public distrust of the mainstream media, or MSM, is now so great that the more they attacked Donald Trump during the presidential election, the more his credibility and popularity grew, retired Canadian diplomat Patrick Armstrong told Sputnik.
One of the reasons Trump won was that the more the MSM reviled him, the more support he gained.
“If the liars accuse him of something, he must be innocent of it,” Armstrong explained.
A survey by research firm TNS UK, commissioned by Sputnik and released Thursday, showed that 80 percent of Americans considered domestic media coverage of the 2016 campaign was biased toward one or the other of the major-party nominees.
Armstrong said he believed the 80 percent distrust figure was in reality too low and that an even higher percentage of Americans refused to believe the distortions they were fed through the New York and Washington-based national media.
“Why as few as 80 percent? The bias and general worthlessness of the MSM as a source of information has been apparent for years,” he said.