Savannah Guthrie, one of the anchors on NBC’s Today show, interviewed Covington student Nick Sandmann yesterday morning. I watched the interview, then watched the response. It was as though two completely different conversations took place.
No one at Twitter, Buzzfeed, or the Washington Post got gum stuck in their hair, or fell into a mud puddle or got stuck with lima beans for dinner –at least as far as I know. But, still, last week wasn’t great for the American news media.
Recent surveys reveal that journalism has fallen on hard times when it comes to public trust. In Great Britain, famous for scandalous tabloids, a recent poll revealed that less than one in five Brits trust journalists there to tell the truth.