UPDATE: Add the MS-13 stuff as another data point. The President referred to the gang members as "animals" and the media is expressly trying to claim he referred to all immigrants that way.
I've seen a number of reporters and people you and I would commonly agree are "journalists" lament this Axios report on the rise of a "pro-Trump media machine." Most thought Trump voters are just trying to find places that tell them all Trump's lies are true or something.
I have to tell you as someone who has been a Trump critic and, during the election, "Never Trump," I totally get the pro-Trump disdain for the modern American media.
Just let me give a quick focus on CNN, a network I hold in very high regard. CNN went full anti-second amendment in its coverage post-Parkland. It was very difficult throughout its day part to get objective news. Everything was geared toward gun activism.
The same thing happens in much of CNN's coverage of cultural issues, from how it covers Christian bakers forced to bake cakes and transgender issues. By and large, CNN offers good coverage and has some excellent anchors and newsmen. But then it also has objectively leftwing analysts like Jeff Toobin, who they give authoritative voice to while he pushes a decided leftwing world view. Or consider that CNN casts Chris Cuomo as an objective anchor and he gets a townhall with Nancy Pelosi, but Cuomo's questioning of Republicans and his social media feed reveals him to be a deeply partisan Democrat. Roger Ailes once told me Cuomo had pushed Ailes to let Cuomo replace Allen Colmes against Sean Hannity.
The same happens at major news outlets like the New York Times and Washington Post. The same happens at NPR. The same happens at ABC, CBS, and NBC.
If anything, I think CNN and the Washington Post do a better job than just about anybody trying to recognize their own biases and compensate for them. But they get a lot wrong too.
Getting it wrong has a lot to do with the presuppositions of reporters. Many of them, if not most of them, are coastal liberals who do not understand religion or religious people, do not share the values of people in fly over country, and often hold such values in contempt. That shapes their world view, the presuppositions around which they report, and how and when they pick sides.
The reporting about Israel and Hamas is another example of massive media bias. How the networks chose to cover the opening of the American embassy in Cuba as "historic" and the one in Jerusalem as "controversial" plays into this as well.
Liberal reporters seem more and more willing to belittle and talk down to Trump voters so those voters want to go somewhere that does not treat them with contempt. And then they, like so many of us, want a break from all the non-stop Trump news where every story must be about Trump.
There's more happening in the world than Trump.
As someone who has been pretty critical of the President, I spend my evening on radio reviewing the news of the day. While I am sure some Trump voters have permanently fled, I have mostly kept and grown my audience because they know I may not agree with them on the President, but I share their world view and can relate to them.
Too many reporters these days can not only not relate to their audience, but don't want to. And it shows in how they report the news.