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Gowdy On Media Distrust: When The ‘Referee Is Biased,’ You Wonder Whether Fairness Is A Virtue Worth Pursuing

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“Sunday Night in America” host Trey Gowdy sounded off at the media over the weekend, delivering an impassioned monologue on the importance of “fairness” and “respect” as the country’s trust in mainstream media organizations hits record lows.

“Our framers realized the need for a free press,” Gowdy began. “It was so important they put it in the First Amendment,…the Constitution said that the press should be free – but it doesn’t require media to be fair. We however should require that. We should insist on that. Because there is little use in having a free press if the public doesn’t trust or respect that press.”

America’s trust in media is the second-lowest ever recorded, Gowdy emphasized, noting that less than 10% of adults in America say they have a great deal of trust in media organizations. Break it down by political party, and the numbers are even more staggering, Gowdy explained.

“Democracy can survive with a media we don’t like, but democracy cannot survive with a media we do not respect. And that’s where we are,” he warned.

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