Conservatives’ Mistrust of Media Is Rooted in the Feeling Journalists Want to Ostracize Them

From a story on niemanlab.org by Anthony Nadler and Doron Taussig headlined “Conservatives’ mistrust of media is rooted in the feeling journalists want to ostracize them”:

Tune in to a conservative podcast or scroll through conservative Facebook feeds and there’s a decent chance you’ll encounter the terms “mainstream media,” “liberal media,” or just “the media,” used in a tone suggesting that the audience all should know exactly who that refers to and exactly what they did wrong.

Polling shows that trust in the media among conservatives is low and dropping. Much of the American right is hostile toward the press, but there’s not much research seeking to understand why, or what it means.