This Is Why The Old Media Is Dying

Via Gallup:

Americans continue to express near-record-low confidence in newspapers and television news — with no more than 25% of Americans saying they have a “great deal” or “quite a lot” of confidence in either. These views have hardly budged since falling more than 10 percentage points from 2003-2007.

Is there a major institution left in this country that people do have confidence in ?

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Doug Mataconis
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Doug holds a B.A. in Political Science from Rutgers University and J.D. from George Mason University School of Law. He joined the staff of OTB in May 2010 and contributed a staggering 16,483 posts before his retirement in January 2020.

Comments

  1. Zelsdorf Ragshaft III says:

    Seems it is possible to get information from the internet.  When the MSM fails to publish these new items, they lose the confidence of those they wish to influence.  That is part of the problem.  They stopped informing and converted to influencing.   When bias becomes obvious you will lose those with whom you disagree.  As a counter point, notice how Fox News has grown.  I am not talking about the opinion shows rather the news.

  2. Ron says:

    “Is there a major institution left in this country that people do have confidence in ?”
    Yes. The U.S. Military.

  3. john personna says:

    “Is there a major institution left in this country that people do have confidence in?”

    NPR

  4. john personna says:

    BTW Ron, as much as I have appreciation for the U.S. Military … trusting them as a news source seems kind of risky in this week of Pat Tillman revelations.

  5. Ron says:

    I was referring to polling results of trust in institutions. Not all major institutions deliver news.