The two biggest misconceptions about the legacy media are “that we are lying” and that they manifest “political bias,” according to CNN’s “Reliable Sources.” The media’s bias actually benefits the people journalists are biased against, the show insisted.
“The single biggest misconception is that we are lying,” guest Mara Schiavocampo told host Brian Stelter on Sunday’s episode, which tackled alleged common myths about the state of American journalism.
“There is a lot of media mistrust,” she said accurately. Schiavocampo said she frequently encounters media misconceptions “when I’m at a cocktail party.”
“I hear this all the time. And here’s what I would love to correct about that misperception: We are human. We make mistakes.” But she added that “most often,” when people point out examples of the media’s