Number of Americans with Zero Confidence in Media Hits Record High

In original photo, President Donald J. Trump talks with reporters along the South Lawn of the White House Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018, prior to boarding Marine One to begin his trip to Fort Myers, Fla. (Official White House Photo by Joyce N. Boghosian)

by John Nolte


October 1, 2020

Gallup’s annual poll measuring the public trust in mass media found a record high number of those who have no trust at all.

Six in ten of those polled have  have “not very much” trust (27 percent)  in the media, while those who have “none at all” hit a record 33 percent.

Only four in ten say they have “a great deal” (nine percent) or “fair amount” (31 percent) of trust in mass media.

The 40 percent number who do — for some dumb reason — trust the media is higher than the 32 percent record low achieved during the 2016 presidential election, but it is also down five points since 2018.

The 33 percent with no trust whatsoever is a record high.

One-third of the country has written the national media off entirely.

The national media’s sharp turn to the far-left does appear to have helped its standing with Democrats, who apparently enjoyed being serially lied to, so long as the lies hit their sweet spot. A full 73 percent of Democrats say they trust the media a “great deal or fair amount.” This is just three points below 2018’s record high of 76 percent.

Republicans’ trust of the media hit an all-time low of just ten percent.

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Breitbart News Network (known commonly as Breitbart NewsBreitbart or is an American far-right[6] syndicated news, opinion and commentary[7][8] website founded in mid-2007 by American conservative commentator Andrew Breitbart, who conceived it as “the Huffington Post of the right”.[4][9][10] Its journalists are widely considered to be ideologically driven, and some of its content has been called misogynisticxenophobic, and racist by liberals and many traditional conservatives alike.[11] The site has published a number of conspiracy theories[12][13] and intentionally misleading stories.[14][15]

Breitbart News aligned with the alt-right under the management of former executive chairman Steve Bannon,[16] who declared the website “the platform for the alt-right” in 2016.[17] In 2016, Breitbart News became a virtual rallying spot for supporters of Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign.[11] The company’s management, together with former staff member Milo Yiannopoulos, solicited ideas for stories from, and worked to advance and market ideas of, neo-Nazi and white supremacist groups and individuals.[18][19] After the election, more than 2,000 organizations removed Breitbart News from ad buys following Internet activism campaigns denouncing the site’s controversial positions.[20][21][22][23]

Breitbart News is headquartered in Los Angeles, with bureaus in TexasLondon, and Jerusalem. Co-founder Larry Solov is the co-owner (along with Andrew Breitbart’s widow Susie Breitbart and the Mercer family)[24] and CEO, while Alex Marlow is the editor-in-chiefWynton Hall is managing editor,[25] and Joel Pollak[4] and Peter Schweizer[26] are senior editors-at-large.

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  1. GloBULL News/CNKW, CTV and especially CBC definitely fall into that category. Anyone ever look at the YouTube comments? Brutal. They have done this to themselves and more importantly EXPOSED whom their masters are. Good luck with that.

  2. I would suggest that mistrust coincides with the older generation becoming unbelievably gullible, conspiracy-focused, and generally weak-minded over the past decade or so. Reading comments from the blue hairs on this website are hilarious. I’ve been in media for 20 years, most of the commentators did too, and I have never once been told what to say by my “masters”, as Richard just stated.

  3. 20 years in the media? Care to say who for? So you are in the echo chamber. Glad you can laugh hilariously with contempt for “Blue Hairs”. (Not sure how you know the ages of commenters) How long do you think anyone would last in a media organization these days not following the party line. Who’s really gullible and weak minded? I guess the “younger commenters” here might just be naive. I guess I’m laughing now!

  4. I think it’s pretty obvious you’re all a little older. Your contempt for younger people gives that away. And I think your statement confirms mine.

    Let me guess, Louis – Biden wore a mic, Trump tells it like it is, Covid is a media lie, FoxNews doesn’t have a master telling them what to say but CNN and MSNBC and CBC sure as hell do

  5. PP. I have no contempt for any age group nor am I fan of the Donald. It’s obvious you are about personal attacks and judging based on nothing but assumptions. You seem to be full of anger so I hope you feel better. I will remember not to engage you further.

  6. Philip: You did not answer Louis’s question where you worked for 20 years, so we assume you’re like our slightly esteemed poster: Fake News…?

  7. Bagoverheadguy,

    Do you put the bag over your head first and then put a mask on, or the other way around?
    One of them is on too tight!


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