For full disclosure, the people behind this reporting are white and benefit from numerous privileges that the disadvantaged populations highlighted in this project do not, "So we have blind spots."— The Virginian-Pilot (@virginianpilot) January 21, 2021
Meet the "Dividing Lines" team here:https://t.co/O4oGy9fUTm
This is the inevitable result of the DILE problem in journalism where everyone comes from the same social class and constantly signals their contempt for the ordinary White American.
“By the numbers: For the first time ever, fewer than half of all Americans have trust in traditional media, according to data from Edelman’s annual trust barometer shared exclusively with Axios. Trust in social media has hit an all-time low of 27%.
56% of Americans agree with the statement that “Journalists and reporters are purposely trying to mislead people by saying things they know are false or gross exaggerations.”
58% think that “most news organizations are more concerned with supporting an ideology or political position than with informing the public.”
When Edelman re-polled Americans after the election, the figures had deteriorated even further, with 57% of Democrats trusting the media and only 18% of Republicans. …”
The George Floyd riots were a turning point.
The term “racist” was redefined to mean virtually any White person including those who believe in “colorblindness.” Every single White American is complicit in the “systemic racism” conspiracy. Everyone is complicit in “white supremacy” which must be remedied by “racial equity.”
In this low trust information environment, conspiracy theories and paranoia flourish. It is harder for ordinary people to distinguish fact from fiction. The Washington Post and CNN could say it was a chilly day in January outside and half the country would doubt it based on the source alone.
Note: The Q Shaman is more relatable than these people. You don’t get the vibe from him that he looks down on you or hates you. He is a harmless kook.