MSM Poll; What a Shocker


Who would ever have thought that the public’s confidence in the MSM, albeit TV or print was low? Even at an all time low.

Public trust in newspapers and television news continued to decline in Gallup’s annual survey of “public confidence in major institutions” in the United States, reaching an all-time low this year.

Those having a “great deal” or “quite a lot” of confidence in newspapers dipped from 30% to 28% in one year, the same total for television. The previous low for newspapers was 29% in 1994. Since 2000, confidence in newspapers has declined from 37% to 28%, and TV from 36% to 28%, according to the poll.

However, some other institutions fared far worse this year, suggesting a broad level of cynicism or malaise.

No blogger would have ever sen this coming would they? The MSM’s continue bias and inability to get the fact correct have not only embarrassed media organizations but obviously have driven readers and viewers away. Is it any wonder with the continual onslaught of Jayson Blair and Dan RAthER-gate type stories and the many others too numerous to get into why any one would question the credibility of the product. Let alone the vast unique and differing ways that news stories are available today.

Posted June 10, 2005 by
Media, Polls | 2 comments

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    2 Responses to “MSM Poll; What a Shocker”

    1. Mark in Mexico on June 10th, 2005 7:25 pm

      Low Expectations

      Pretty sad, really. The most disturbing number that I see is the Supreme Court’s confidence rating of only 41%. Time for some changes, I’d say. And notice that Big Business and The Congress tied at 22%. Next year they will be grouped together in a si…

    2. L Cody on June 15th, 2005 9:57 am

      Although I intend to vote for the Dems in upcoming elections, I frankly think that both the major parties are beyond hope.

      Usually a third party is formed that is strong enough to replace one [I am guessing the republicans] or at least their platform is taken up by one or the other.

      But I am thinking maybe we really need a revolution, preferably bloodless and done through the polls, and vote in all independents and members of the smaller parties so no one has a majority without working together.

      And perhaps it is time to dust off the anti-trust laws and start breaking up these mega companies.

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