CBS News Political Director: Media Ruined Its Own Reputation, Not Trump

Political Director for CBS News, John Dickerson / AP

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CBS host John Dickerson said Friday that the media is responsible for ruining its own reputation, not President Donald Trump.

Dickerson, the political director of CBS News and anchor of "Face the Nation," was speaking to radio host Hugh Hewitt when he made the comment, Mediaite reported.

Hewitt and Dickerson were discussing Trump's press conference on Thursday, during which he repeatedly attacked the media's credibility.

"But that one comment, ‘They don't trust you anymore,' is a summation of where we are in America," Hewitt said. "Because I really do think Manhattan-Beltway elites have lost the country. They've lost it."

Hewitt asked if it is true that there is no confidence in America's media elite.

"Yes, it's true, and it's not because of anything obviously Donald Trump did," Dickerson said. "The press did all that good work ruining its reputation on its own and we can have a long conversation about what created that."

Dickerson went on to say that the press had overhyped many little stories about Trump, leading to many other reports not being viewed with much credibility by the American people. The CBS host also said that the media must represent the American people to the president when asking questions.

A recent poll by Emerson College found that more people in the U.S. trust Trump than the media.

Jack Heretik

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Jack is a Media Analyst for the Washington Free Beacon. He is from Northern Ohio and graduated from the Catholic University of America in 2011. Prior to joining the Free Beacon, Jack was a Production Assistant for EWTN's The World Over and worked on Sen. Bill Cassidy's 2014 campaign.

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