Marshall Kosloff: Media TRUST HITS RECORD LOW | Breaking Points with Krystal Ball and Saagar Enjeti

Guest co-host Marshall Kosloff explains why trust in media has hit record lows in America and how it reflects a larger crisis of trust in everything declining across society. On Tuesday 10/12, Krystal Ball will be back in her position as co-host.

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  1. Could Marshall Kosloff be any more clueless? When were Dan 'RatherGate' "fake but accurate" Rather and far-leftist Walter Cronkite ever seen as neutral and fair by anyone with more than two brain cells?

  2. The "fake news" narrative, and the control of information (banning content the government disagrees with) has led to the moment we are in. The internet gave people a voice and free exchange of ideas. Before the internet there was a select few who controlled most of the information.

  3. Building trust is telling the truth using facts and evidence even if it goes against the “popular” belief. Secondly holding everyone to the same standards regardless of who they are. Case in point just watch the White House press briefings and you can’t tell me there is equal treatment between the last administration and this one. The media is clearly on one side and it’s not the people.

  4. The fairness doctrine of the United States Federal Communications Commission (FCC), introduced in 1949, was a policy that required the holders of broadcast licenses both to present controversial issues of public importance and to do so in a manner that was honest, equitable, and balanced. It causes new reporters to present two sides of a issue.

    In 1967, TV Producer Roger Ailes had a spirited discussion about television in politics, with one of the show's guests, Richard Nixon on The Mike Douglas Show. Nixon's viewpoint was that television was a gimmick. Later, Nixon called on Ailes to serve as his Executive Producer for television. Nixon's successful presidential campaign was Ailes's first venture into the political spotlight. Nixon won the November 1968 presidential election. In 1970, political consultant Roger Ailes and other Nixon aides came up with a plan to create a new TV network that would circumvent existing media and provide "pro-administration" coverage to millions. "People are lazy," the political aides explained in a memo. "With television you just sit — watch — listen. The thinking is done for you." Nixon embraced the idea, saying he and his supporters needed "our own news" from a network that would lead "a brutal, vicious attack on the opposition." No action was taken but here's a copy of the plan (with markups): which can be found in the Nixon library.

    1972, (DNC) Democratic National Committee headquarters at the Watergate complex was broke-in to. On August 9, 1974, facing almost certain impeachment and removal from office, he became the first American president to resign. In 1985, the Ronald Reagan's FCC abolished the FAIRNESS DOCTRINE, with start date of 1987 stating that it hurt the public interest and violated free speech rights of broadcasters guaranteed by the First Amendment. Conservatives Hated the Fairness Doctrine, because they .

    In May 1985, Australian publisher Rupert Murdoch announced that he and American industrialist and philanthropist Marvin Davis intended to develop "a network of independent stations as a fourth marketing force" to compete directly with CBS, NBC, and ABC through the purchase of six television stations owned by Metromedia. It was created to To prevent future Nixon'\s from ever being impeached; To cover up for Conservative crimes no matter how corrupt they are a wholly owned subsidiary of Oligarchs of America. It works because semi-literate people wanted official sounding stooges to tell them they were right And the official-sounding stooges need uneducated people to gain and maintain power.

    In 1987 the FCC formally repealed the fairness doctrine, but maintained both the editorial (written) and personal-attack provisions (libel/slander), which remained in effect until 2000. In addition, until they were finally repealed by the commission in 2011, more than 80 media rules maintained language that implemented the doctrine. Repealing the Fairness Doctrine in 1987 enabled the rise of conservative-dominated talk radio with vast political consequences. Without talk radio, it's hard to imagine the success of Newt Gingrich's "Contract with America" in 1994 or the impeachment of Bill Clinton. And the tens of millions of regular talk radio listeners created a coherent audience that could be targeted later by conservative media entrepreneurs like Rupert Murdoch and Roger Ailes. For good or for ill, the conservative movement would look dramatically different today if the Fairness Doctrine had not been repealed.

    The Telecommunications Act of 1996 was supposed to "open the market" to more and new radio station ownership; instead, it created an opportunity for a media monopoly and the lobbyist tricked and paid off politicians to pass this. The legislation eliminated a cap on nationwide station ownership and allowed an entity to own up to 4 stations in a single market. This was pushed by billionaire oligarchs on both sides, who wanted to become rich and pay zero in taxes using the panama, Cayman islands to avoid taxes on their assets.
    Now you got propaganda on local TV:

    FYI: Washington Post is corrupt too (Jeff Bezos)…. The only media I trust is BREAKING POINTS. Krystal is a progressive. Saagar is a conservative. Formerly anchors for the Hill Rising.


    Don't get me started on
    Operation Mockingbird is an alleged large-scale program of the United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) that began in the early years of the Cold War and attempted to manipulate news media for propaganda purposes

  5. Problem is that Right Wing media has spent decades convincing people that anyone who doesn't mostly agree with them can't be trusted. It's cult leadership 101, make it so that your followers don't trust anyone but their cult leader.
    So now you have people spreading the most batshit insane conspiracy theories and people accepting them because they have been taught to distrust institutions by people who are not acting in good faith.
    The CRT hysteria indicates, to me at least, A LOT of this is about people being upset that institutions no longer serve them AND ONLY them.

  6. The reason trust in the media is so low is the widespread substitution of commentary for reporting. Skip the adjectives on the news, cut out the slant and spin, save that for the opinion peices.

  7. The corporate media is too far gone and many politicians have become cavalier and casual in their misinformation and lies. These institutions and people need to be removed. For example someone asked Ms. Pelosi about her “conflict of interest” and how she has acquired hundreds of millions of dollars as a public servant, it’s not acceptable for her to get angry, deny it, and move onto the next question. This seems to be the tactic that many of these crappy politicians use and the crappy media never calls him out on it. So forget about restoring trust just replace the dishonest media and crooked politicians with trustworthy media and trustworthy politicians.

  8. Hitler, Stalin and all other dictators with propaganda media would be proud of the current USA corporate media. Dan Rather? Didn't he get fired for doing a story on 60 minutes with false documents on Bush in the Air National Guard (kind of like Russia gate). Walter Cronkite was the last real journalist that was trusted.

  9. Saagar can stop telling us he doesn't like Rand Paul.. AOC voted against giving the Israelis more Iron Dome missiles on grounds that only she understands. Rand said they should pay for it and voted against giving it to them.. Rand went after Fauci. Thank gawd for Rand and his father.

  10. The answer to how to restore trust is very simple: stop being untrustworthy. Americans (and as the worldwide rolling protests-which are largely not featured in the American Corporate Media unless there's an imperialist angle-are showing, people all over the world) have lost all faith in the institutions because they are bastions of a sociopathic elite. It's not because of disinformation, it's not because of propaganda, it's not because of partisanship, it's not because of cynicism, it's not because of any other factor other than that the loci of power are, in fact, not worthy of trust.

  11. The corporate media report the news like the rich report their taxes. You can't claim you're fulfilling an essential function to democracy, when at the same time you couldn't possibly be doing more to pervert that ideal.

  12. I have 0 trust in Krystal she came out and made a video saying inflation was a myth. Sagar is clearly letting her run this show and push whatever narrative and bull.mahi

  13. Tell me a handful of examples of Fox outright lying, cuz I can’t cobble together any, and I’m not even a huge fan of them. They are biased in favor of Republicans but that’s different from lying and covering up and race baiting and conflating science and promoting censorship and authoritarianism.

  14. In order for me to trust most anything, this world needs to become drastically less corporate.

    Corporatism is what is ruining everything. From government to business to education to music, corporatism is what is wrong.

    As long as there is a profits over people mentality in the majority of institutions…the people will continue to suffer. That needs to change. People over profits!

  15. My own trust in media started to deteriorate when I was 13 years old and all MSM started telling me I needed to suddenly start "believing" in a "magic bullet." It has only gone down from there because of course MSM is simply the mouthpiece for the State/corporate nexus and it's endless war-mongering, war-profiteering and corruption.

  16. They really do not have real journalists
    It’s all a show with hair and makeup great clothes and women in tight dresses. Never a story that has been vetted and done their homework
    Or will not report due to their clients watching may get upset
    Talking heads

  17. Trust is earned.. Once broken, its almost impossible to regain.. Noones been held accountable for all the lies told.. There needs to be accountability for these betrayals!!!

  18. "Lets go Brandon."

    Perfect example of why people don't trust the media.

    Or the CNN reporter standing in front of a burning building, saying "it's a mostly peaceful protest."

  19. Ha ha, the only action I took was to turn the TV off, get back to business, and talk to people. The Hill and Breaking Points are alternatives but are on thin ice. As long as you beat up everyone then you will be fine.

    My first reading assignment in college was Amusing Ourselves To Death. Postman nailed it I think.

  20. What's generating the mistrust is the blatant right fighting, for example: the election media view, one side pushes all fraud all the time and the other side pushes absolutely no fraud whatsoever, it was a perfect election for the perfect president.
    There is not any openness to real possibilities of occurrence. It's the new Spanish inquisition American style.

  21. "TRUST HAS TO BE EARNED". And by the way who is this "LIBERAL ASSHAT" trying to convince us otherwise. Let's see as an example CNN and Sanjay Gupta now theirs a class act, "NOT".

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