Re-claiming an image is a difficult task. Ask star athletes that misbehave and then spend millions of dollars on public relations gimmicks to try to salvage their image. It’s not necessary. The best way to restore an image is to stop misbehaving and maintain the new standard.
The media has an image problem and it is a dangerous thing for all Americans. We have a chicken and egg scenario. Which came first: The media’s attacks on President Trump or President Trump’s attacks on the media? The answer will vary based on your ideological viewpoint.
President Trump has spent a great deal of time delegitimizing the media. He is good at it but, in truth, he did not far to go to ruin an image on a downward spiral for decades. The media earned its poor reputation by the way it mistreats the truth. It is a biased medium intent on imposing its will on readers versus objective reporting.
Likewise, the media is on a mission to delegitimize President Trump. The media’s attempt to delegitimize President Trump only helps his narrative about it being biased. I cannot say I blame those in the media for wanting to stick it to President Trump by the way he treats some of them but it is not an innocent bystander in this mess.
President Trump legitimately won the election. Whether you accept him as your president is a matter of opinion, not fact. You are entitled to your opinion but you are not entitled to impose your opinion on others. The media is entitled to its opinion but on the Editorial pages and talk shows on TV and radio.
It should not editorialize in news articles or news broadcasts.
The stupidity of how many people attended the inauguration is all the evidence we need about the media’s mission to destroy President Trump and his thin skin. Who cares if more people attended President Obama inauguration?
I’d rather have a poorly attended inauguration and a better economy any day. I am no longer in high school where my self-worth is measured on a popularity quotient. I want a president who will lead America back to greatness and away from the past eight years that saw an Apologist in Chief weaken our nation.
However, America needs the media.
We need the media to do its job right. A strong, accurate and truthful media will help Americans keep President Trump true to his promises. A media with the image it has today gives President Trump a “Get out of jail free” card.
That cannot happen because then his detractors’ worst fears will come true. A person left unchecked will try to get as much as he or she can. It’s human nature.
But the media needs an image overhaul. It needs to make a concerted effort and consciously focus on re-establishing our faith in its ability to do the job right. It can only do that by reporting news as it actually occurs and not as editors or producers want it to appear.
Save the opinions for the editorials. Get rid of the agendas and just do the job right. If it does than President Trump has no easy way out of his decisions and actions. He’ll try but we will believe the media more.
Right now I believe President Trump more than the media. I am not a Trump supporter, but he has proven to be more accurate and truthful than the media.
If that statement doesn’t terrify my friends in the media than I don’t know what will!