[Ed. – It’s not necessarily something to celebrate, but there should be no taboo on criticizing the media. Media shouldn’t have a position of immunity from which to snipe at everyone else. All humans would abuse that privilege at some point. If politicians go over the top with it, the people will pick up on that too.]
In the latest sign that major American media outlets are losing the public’s support, a majority believe it is appropriate for politicians to criticize reporters and hold them to the same scrutiny as those they cover.
A new Rasmussen Reports survey also said most voters believe the average journalist is liberal, and few are conservative. …
[S]aid Rasmussen, voters believe that reporters are fair game for criticism.
The survey analysis said 61% of likely U.S. voters think reporters at major news organizations like CNN, Fox News, and the New York Times are public figures who deserve scrutiny. Some 19% disagree.