Will Donald Trump succeed in stoking fears of a media conspiracy?

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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump continues to use conspiracy theories to take aim at the news media. In a series of tweets, Trump claimed that the media was covering him dishonestly, that it was publishing lies, and that the media was covering for Hillary Clinton. Such claims are not new; Trump has accused the media of intentional bias since the beginning of his campaign. Functioning democracies rely on independent news sources to keep voters informed. When news sources lose trust, voters may have no way of getting the information they need to make informed choices. This begs the question: Do Trump’s constant attacks on the media have an effect on how citizens view the news media?

From The Washington Post: https://goo.gl/LbdckA