Print Column: National News Outlets Squander the Public’s Trust and Local Journalists Suffer for It

MINOT, N.D. — This year the Columbia Journalism Review released the results of a national survey finding “the press” was the least trusted institution they asked about.

They also asked respondents about Congress.

You have to work at being trusted less than Congress.

That term, though. “The press.” What does it mean?

More on that in a moment; let’s talk about why the survey found what it did.

The non-profit group Project Veritas has released a leaked video of ABC journalist Amy Robach venting frustration over the hold put on a story about pedophile Jeffrey Epstein.

Robach said she could have broken the news about his crimes years before his most recent arrest (and subsequent death, in prison, under suspicious circumstances).

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Rob Port is the editor of, a columnist for the Forum News Service, and host of the Plain Talk Podcast which you can subscribe to by clicking here.

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