MSNBC’s Katy Tur Comes Clean: ‘People Don’t Trust Us’ – We’re ‘Doing More Harm than Good’

MSNBC’s Katy Tur has finally come clean to admit that her network’s reporting may be “doing more harm than good.”

Tur, who shot to fame covering President Donald Trump, made several startling admissions about the harm propaganda is causing while promoting her new book, “Rough Draft.”

While speaking with The Hill’s Niall Stanage, Tur admits 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,” Tur explains.

“One of them being that we cover very dark stuff, in succession, and it seems like it’s 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 trust in media – 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 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.


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By David Hawkins

David Hawkins is a writer who specializes in political commentary and world affairs. He's been writing professionally since 2014.

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