Today, college students studying journalism should really add some computer science to their college coursework and I’ll tell you why: because the ability to code will be more employable than any journalism degree. More and more, Americans have little use for the media, especially the mainstream media. In fact, in a just-released Rasmussen poll, nearly 2/3rds of Americans view the media as the enemy of the people.
Enemy of The People: Today we reported a new record high (59%) of American voters who view the media as enemies.— Rasmussen Reports (@Rasmussen_Poll) May 24, 2023
And as if preordained, the exchange below with @KariLake took place in Arizona to help commemorate the new milestone – https://t.co/g1h3JPH47N pic.twitter.com/lMN1OdQIcG
It gets better. The diehard Joe Biden supporters (of which there are fewer and fewer with each passing month) still drink the Kool-Aid:
“A mind-blowing damnation of the regime press”— Rasmussen Reports (@Rasmussen_Poll) May 23, 2023
Democrat trust in their political news drops 11 points, but @joebiden strong approvers still absolutely trust the news they’re getting.
Full video:https://t.co/52oFzi4hM3 pic.twitter.com/0QANVfKyfC
It warms our heart to see many of those haughty “journalists” of yesteryear now subjected to pithy remarks like “learn to code” as they’re getting downsized out of their jobs.
Back in 2016, I had a local AP reporter who wanted to interview me about my position on the Trump Second Amendment Advisory Committee. He met me at a library conference room as I recall. To this day I recall his condescending attitude towards gun owners and Donald Trump. When I observed that his demeanor and attitude was exactly why Americans are tuning out of the mainstream media he scoffed at such beliefs.
A couple of years later, he reached out to me on another story. When I asked him about his AP gig, he told me they let him go. He was (then in about 2018ish) then working part-time for the local state-affiliated PBS/NPR media outlet.
“Learn to Code” really angers “journalists.” Why? Because journalists from the 80s and 90s always told blue collar workers losing their jobs to “learn to code.” And now that the shoe is on the other foot, political activists with bylines really don’t like it.