I was hopeful that the mainstream media couldn’t sink lower than the night of Oct. 16, 2016.
That’s when CNNs Chris Cuomo was discussing some of the emails hacked from Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman, John Podesta.
Prior to delving into the content of the emails, Cuomo sternly reminded us that “it’s illegal to possess these stolen documents. It’s different for the media, so everything you learn about this, you’re learning from us.”
At the time I was shocked at Cuomo’s insulting claim, as if he were scolding us like children who were misbehaving.
But Cuomo’s ill-advised statement shed light on one of the main reasons why trust in the media is on shaky ground. First, he lied about it being illegal to possess the “stolen documents.”
Second, it isn’t different for the media. The media doesn’t have any special