Tom Bevan Warns Media: If Everything About Trump Is A Scandal, Nothing Is

Friday, February 17, 2017

Tom Bevan responded to Donald Trump’s attack on the media today. “The public doesn’t believe you people anymore,” Trump said to the White House press corps.

Bevan warned the media that the public is tuning them out because they were in a state of constant outrage. “The problem we’re having, to the earlier point about apolocalyptic language, is that if everything is a scandal, nothing is,” he explained. “If every cabinet nominee has horns, none of them do. The public is tuning it out.”

TOM BEVAN: Media reputation, trust, is at an all-time low, something like 14%, it is worse than Congress. It is terrible. And one of the things that is going on here; Trump supporters don’t trust the media –the New York Tmes sent someone out about four weeks ago to Northeastern Iowa to ask them about what was going on, and their response was: ‘Nowadays unless I see proof positive, I assume it is a lie.’

And the problem we’re having, to the earlier point about apolocalyptic language, is that if everything is a scandal, nothing is. If every cabinet nominee has horns, none of them do. The public is tuning it out, and the media is suffering and they haven’t picked that up yet.