American’s Confidence in newspapers, TV news hits bottom


I mean, is any sane person outside the Washington DC beltway or New York City really surprised by this? I wonder if the media elite read this story with their Bloody Mary-filled breakfast in the morning, while trying to shake off last night’s stupor.

Confidence in newspapers has hit an all time low in the latest Gallup survey, and TV news is also at a new low, the latest proof that Americans are losing faith in the media.

Gallup found that just 20 percent have confidence in newspapers, a 10-point drop in 10 years. TV news saw an identical 10-point drop, from 31 percent to 21 percent.

But it could be worse. Of all the institutions Gallup surveyed on, Congress is at the bottom, with just 9 percent having confidence in America’s elected leaders, a finding that is clearly impacting the direction and tone of the 2016 elections. –Washington Examiner

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