Newsweek, a publication that as a history of fictional news reports, has secretly rewritten past news stories to correspond with a contemporary politically correct theme, literally changing the historical record. And we are not talking about something that was controversial or incorrect either.
The Washington Post (which once owned Newsweek) was accused of editing a past news story to protect the current U.S. Vice President. Indeed, WaPo has since admitted they had done so, went back and restored the original, but then added a new version of the story with their re-edited history.
It seems that trust and credibility in long standing institutions is erased one by one.
Surveys show trust in the media has hit an all time low. The media brought this upon themselves and have no one else to blame. (Although, if they were epidemiologists they would argue that media consumers are “not complying” and it is the people’s fault that they do not trust the media 🙂 )