I don't think Trump's position is News in general is all fake.
Like any politician obviously they prefer news that favors them, that's nothing new with Trump
I think Obama was justified to criticize Fox for its radical right slant and constant barrage against him personally
I think Trump is justified to feel this way about sensational left news
I do believe he is expressing most people's feelings that MAINSTREAM media is about as honest as politicians
I have two eyes and ears and to me most of the noisiest, mainstream, news is far left leaning in its nature, and does not present news, but takes a position of outrage from a political perspective along party lines. I don't consider this a mark of true progressiveness
I think Trump is actually trolling the MSM's propensity to trigger outrage.
This dishonesty and collusion of media goes back well before Trump
It's not that the media has gotten too powerful, it's that government has gotten too big, and there is no question many major highly visible MSM forums are nothing more than propaganda machines for one party or the other
Leftist mainstream journals dominate the airs waves, and news feeds (google, facebook, youtube) however, they are not that strong among the population. Contrary o their highly visible presence through internet and TV platforms, many are suffering.
News should be reported and if it outrages the people that is one thing, the news should not be an instrument of constructing the outrage. The truth and information should speak for itself not have a cheerleader telling you how this should make you outraged. Just like his call to unification of 2nd amendment advocates was positioned to be an assassination suggestion against Hillary, that is not reporting news, that is making shit up.
The news SHOULD hold politicians in check
This should be done bipartisanly, that is NOT happening
The media is trying to look like the good guys and that they are exposing every trump evil they can find, but it's too little too late. They are already understood to be dishonest.
In 2016 trust in mainstream media hit an all-time low, despite that fact, everyone that simply hates trump, suddenly trusts the media????
Mainstream media has become a circus because they are now a money machine that must be fueled.
CBS president Les Moonves said recently that spending so much time covering Republican candidate Donald Trump "may not be good for America, but it’s damn good for CBS."
Is it any surprise that people would lose trust in a media entity with that kind of motivation?
Facebook plays a bigger role in the news industry than any single entity has ever played in the history of modern information consumption. More than 1.5 billion people use the network, and large numbers get their news there. When the imigiration check points news broke (fake news) it was through social media, you can't say this doesn't count anymore if Facebook exceeds news networks by a million miles in 'news'.
Do we trust those news sources that tell the truth, or do we trust the ones that tell us what we want to hear or believe?
Our media is suppose to have no gatekeeper for good or bad! However, MSM has become a sort of gatekeeper, undeniably. However they are losing this grip to indepenedent sources spread all over the internet, still they dominate the airwaves.
Everyone is saying the MSM is just reporting on Trump, but there is a hyperfocus on every breath he or even his daughter or wife take.
Here is a not fake news flash, the distrust of media goes back at least 10 years before Trump.