Don’t shoot the messenger. A recent joint study by NPR/PBS indicates a decay in civility. Please note in this study that the percentage of distrust in the media is 68%, congress 68%, the Trump administration 61%.
The over all distrust of the media is 68% can be broke down as such;
- Democrats 42%
- Republicans 91%
- Independents 70%
I would suggest this downward trend began long before the election. We will be discussing this topic on our show in the not too distant future.
The article written my Jessica Taylor of NPR can be found here;