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Who do you trust less — Trump, media?

In his weekly column for the Lewiston Tribune, conservative Michael Costello wonders who does America trust less -- Donald Trump or the media:

If today's mainstream news media were composing 21st-century mythology, they would likely cast themselves in the role of Cassandra. In Greek mythology, Cassandra was blessed with surpassing beauty along with the ability to see the future. But she also carried a curse that prevented anyone from believing her. If I were to write the mythology, I would be more inclined to cast the media in the role of "The Boy Who Cried Wolf." We are so unfortunate as to have Donald Trump as president, we will owe that disaster to the mainstream news media. You can't fault their effort. They've done all they can to warn us. But they no longer possess credibility. As a result, when they tell us that Trump is wholly unsuited for the job of president, many Americans view it as an enhancement of his resume. One reason is that they also know that Hillary Clinton is at least as unqualified for the office and they know that she will never endure similar scrutiny. More here.

Question: Who do you trust less -- Donald Trump or the American media?



D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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