It's not a good thing for society when its citizens become hardened in cynicism and susceptible to every conspiracy theory that comes down the pike. But Mr. Todd misidentifies the root of the problem. The problem isn't that citizens should put their rose-colored glasses back on and rally around the powers that be. The problem is him:
When Chuck Todd laments the corrosion of “trust in government,” what he is really lamenting is that the American people have caught on to the way the game is played and the public now realizes just how complicit the media is.Wanna fix that, Mr. Todd? You're a member of the media. Try doing your job honestly for a change, see if that helps. Not only might you get a more honest government out of it, but people might quit laughing at your profession.