Whether or not television news has endumbened Americans, it has certainly made them more distrustful of the media. According to Gallup, confidence in television news has declined to a record low, with 21% of adults expressing a great deal or quite a lot of confidence in it, compared to 46% when Gallup started tracking the measure in 1993.
Leading the way in disenchantment are liberals, especially those with post-graduate degrees, who are disappointed that their DVR still doesn't have a setting for transforming Fox News into actual news…
Liberals and moderates lost so much confidence in television news this year — 11 and 10 points, respectively — that their views are now more akin to conservatives' views. This marks a turnaround from the pattern seen since 2009, in which liberals expressed more confidence than conservatives. Conservatives' views of television news were last similar to liberals' in June 2008, before the last presidential election. However, moderates are significantly less confident now than they were then, 20% vs. 28%.
Of course, I'm not sure what to believe. I think I just saw CNN report that confidence in television news was at an all time high.
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