Anyone who spends even ten minutes a day reading the news understands why an overwhelming majority of Americans no longer trust the MSM.
AP, NYT, CNN, LAT, WaPo, etc. are so infected with leftist P.C. rot that they are no longer capable of providing the American public with simple facts.
For example, the recent terrorist attack on a Delta/NWA flight from Amsterdam to Detroit. . .the AP is scrubbing and re-scrubbing its reporting in order to hide the fact that the alleged terrorist, a Nigerian national, is an extremist Muslim with direct links to the that country's wing of the Taliban.
Why is the AP so obsessed with making sure that we don't find out that guy is a Muslim? Basically, they don't trust the reading public to make the distinction between Muslims and Muslim-terrorists. Because the MSM believes that we believe whatever they tell us to believe, they think that they are responsible "sending a message," that is, making sure that narratives about world-events are crafted in such a way that we don't draw the "wrong" conclusions: all Muslims are terrorists. Anyone who can think their way through making a baloney sandwich can figure that out.
Here's an idea, AP, et al: you tell us the facts and we'll make up our own minds about the narrative. It's bad enough that the federal gov't is hell bound and determined to infantilize the country's citizens in the pursuit of making us all wards of the state. We don't need Nanny Media telling us how to think about the news.
Just do your @#$% job!