MSNBC’s Katy Tur who shot to fame covering former President Donald Trump has a new book out, “Rough Draft,” and she is coming clean.
Tur admitted to The Hill’s Niall Stanage that people have lost trust in the media, “people don’t trust us, they don’t believe us.”
She said: “It’s something that I don’t have a concrete answer to, and that’s not because I don’t love journalism, I do, it’s just convergence of two issues.
“One of them being that we cover very dark stuff, in succession, and it seems like its getting darker and darker and it can be hard on your mental health.
“It can be a bit demoralizing, and then on top of that, there was just a Gallup poll out today that shows that the trusts in media – newspapers and television – is hitting an all-time low.
Look at this. When a journalist has a book to sell — as @KatyTurNBC does now — they're admit the public no longer trusts a word they say. They'll lament it.— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) July 18, 2022
But the one thing they *never* do is engage in self-reflection, ask what they do to cause it:https://t.co/yNLaVYrfpZ
“People don’t trust us, they don’t believe us, and it makes me wonder if this job, as I am currently doing it, is effective, but if it’s doing more harm than good.
“I don’t have a good answer for that, though, those thoughts linger in the back of my mind. They linger though because I do love it and I think it’s important and I’m hoping to find a way to better communicate with people.”
“I guess, it felt like the moment was so scary and so dire, with Donald Trump in the presidency that they needed to seek comfort in somebody who they felt like was fighting the good fight,” she said of people who liked the contentious approach she took with Trump.
.@KatyTurNBC: "The trust in media, in newspapers and television, is hitting an all time low. People don't trust us. They don't believe us, and it makes me wonder if this job —as I'm currently doing it— is effective, but if it's doing more harm than good." https://t.co/eUKLZPCUHm pic.twitter.com/PfjXakQThZ— The Hill (@thehill) July 17, 2022