Media credibility became an issue following the Korean and Vietnam Wars. Recent polls show the public’s faith in its media in sharp decline.
Ironically, some of the great news organizations that prospered as champions of the free press in the United States have become monopolies. In the process they lost not only the thrill of competition but also respect for diverse points of view.
During the 2016 presidential election in the United States, the
winning candidate personally did an end-run around the establishment media using social media. He won.
Blatant media bias has become an issue. “Narratives” pushed by special interests have replaced reporting. The Democrat Party agenda is heavily favored by most corporate media outlets, and alternative presentations counter with a bias of their own. The daily historical record is rife with errors and gaps
Is this what the American Founding Fathers envisioned?
Free Press Foundation champions media responsibility and the highest professional standards of integrity and ethics.