Drudge features this article from CNBC:
President Donald Trump’s fight against the media has led to higher than usual ratings even after the election.
Surprise firings, criminal investigations and vague statements that have world leaders scratching their heads has turned President Donald Trump’s administration into political theater.
And the media – one of Trump’s favorite go-to targets- is reaping the benefits. Experts expected media ratings to normalize after the election when the NFL and other popular TV shows started to air. That’s clearly not the case.
The article goes on to cite major increases in readership in some of Trump’s frequent targets, such as the New York Times and Washington Post.
The readership and viewership may be up, but the damage to our trust in an unbiased media is down.
That’s a terrible thing for democracy.
Whether you think the responsibility for that is the media’s bias, Trump’s unfair attacks, or some mix of the two, the damage itself is serious.