Gallup Poll: Trust In News Outlets Hits a Historic Low

The American people’s trust in news outlets has hit a historic low, according to Gallup’s annual survey on confidence in major U.S. institutions. This is like the Americans have discovered that straight news doesn’t really matter to them.

Both newspapers and television news have seen another drop in confidence over the past year, with each losing an average five percent of people who said they had a “great deal” of trust in such institutions. Gallup measures “confidence in institutions” since 1973 and every year since 1993.

Television news is now considered the second least-trusted institution in America, after Congress, with just 11 percent of respondents telling Gallup they have “quite a lot” of trust in television news. At 16 percent, newspapers don’t do much better.  

Glenn Greenwald, a Twitter user, noted that Democrats have a higher trust in the media than Republicans or independents. “Everyone knows which side they are on” 

It might seem that the Democrats could rally a majority of voters to support the legitimacy and credibility of liberal media. They end up being antagonistic to liberal media because they are not liberal enough. Liberal Twitter is very vocal in demanding that Chuck Todd, a TV host who has been too critical of the Democrats be fired. 

These are the low credibility ratings reporters get when they try to claim that Biden is among those in the polling bin. Reporters are known for ignoring their approval ratings.

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