President Trump called it "fake news", but that "fake news" played a major role in helping Joe Biden win the White House.
A new study from the Pew Research Center found that more Americans now the media's influence growing compared to a year ago.
"The media's influence is growing compared to a year ago" said Bryan Preston of PJ Media, "but that's not because the media has become better at their jobs or more credible."
Case in point, when you look back at 2020, the mainstream media played a major role in promoting pandemic fear over Covid. They also refused to report on the Hunter Biden scandal, along with the rioting and looting that took place across the country. But they had no problem bashing Trump, while going out of their way to promote and support Joe Biden.
The report also shows that there is a clear divide on the topic of media influence between Republicans and Democrats. "If you're a Democrat you're more likely to trust the mainstream media because it reflects your views, and you're more likely to see it's influence growing as a good thing. On the other hand, if you're a Republican? you look at the media at best as adversarial."
Both sides agree that the media has more influence, with more for the Democrats. So how does Preston think they are using it?
"The mainstream media is mostly misusing it's growing influence because it is not reflecting what most American's think. They are pushing far left views."
Unfortunately, it is something we have seen for the last 4 years. Preston also told KTRH he believes that the big tech social media giants must be broken up, before we can move forward.