He’s not beating the virus. He’s not beating back racism. He’s not beating economic strife. But he is beating down the media. The numbers from the latest Gallup/Knight study are worrisome, especially as we’ve seen the cost (in lives) of not believing trusted sources. Americans Are Losing Faith in an Objective Media. They don’t believe it, and yet they can’t turn it off. No one said 2020 had to make sense.