Americans’ trust in the mainstream media is at an overwhelming low according to a new Gallup poll.
The poll found that only 36% of Americans had a “fair amount” or “great deal” of trust in news reporting from televison, radio, and print.
This marks the second lowest point in the Gallup poll’s history, with the lowest numbers coming during the 2016 election.
The real telling portion of the poll is the divide among political party lines.
Only 11% of all republicans expressed any trust in the media, while a staggering 68% of democrats did.
Here's more on the latest Gallup poll from the Hill:
Only 7 percent of all Americans say they have "a great deal" of trust in reports appearing in newspapers, on television or in other media outlets, and 29 percent said they have "a fair amount" of trust in the media, the Gallup poll published on Thursday found.
The combined 36 percent of all Americans who expressed some trust in the mainstream media is only 4 points above the lowest figure ever recorded by Gallup, in 2016 at the height of the presidential race between Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and former President Trump.
CNN's Brian stelter was quick to do "damage control" for his own network, citing an article showing that democrats (CNN's key demographic) have more trust in the media than republicans.
What Stelter appears to be missing here is, that is the whole point!
Democrats are historically quick to follow and obey.
Glenn Greenwald hammered that very point on Twitter:
The Washington Times has the breakdown of media trust among political parties:
The poll found that 68% of Democrats, 31% of independents and 11% of Republicans trust the media.
“Confidence in the media among Republicans over the past five years is at unprecedented lows. After a brief recovery in trust among Democrats and independents early in the Trump administration, their trust has fallen off a little in recent years. Democratic trust remains well above where it was before Trump came into office and made attacks on the media a core message of his presidency,” said Gallup’s analysis of the poll.