So, you know what I love more than world peace, red wine, and light bondage? A poll on American distrust in the media. It’s like injecting adorable puppies into my waiting veins! And lo and behold, we got one!
It’s true – a new Gallup poll shows that more than 75 percent of the public has very little confidence in legacy media like newspapers and TV news. So first, it’s kinda interesting that people still use newspapers to get their news! I guess it’s a good way to start the day before they spend the next twelve hours churning their own butter.
But only 21 percent of respondents said they had a great deal of confidence in newspapers. Which they get from reading Cathy. It was worst for TV news, at 16 percent. Which was only slightly less hated than Congress – at 12 percent. But that’s like being told you’re only slightly more popular than chlamydia.
This, just after a Reuters survey showed the U.S. media ranked last among 46 countries when it comes to public trust. We even ranked behind Canada, and they don’t even have electricity.
So, you’d think an industry witnessing a collapse in their trust, might try to figure