“America’s Most Trusted” Doesn’t Mean Much

In connection with the Orson Scott Card piece referenced below, and my earlier piece on the Bush administration’s policy of ignoring the major media, the VodkaPundit has a very good piece up on the Pew Research study of news audience attitudes. Money quote:

For all intents and purposes, more than half of the populace (everybody except partisan Democrats, and even their numbers for credibility are nothing for most of the press to brag about) has written off the vast majority of the national press. And they’re doing so because they believe that the press has written them off.

Things have gotten to the point where the President of the United States sees no reason not to ignore the networks and the New York Times. If the coin of your realm is trust, and influence is what you buy with that coin, what do today’s viewership realities say about the state of the realm?

RTWT. And the comments.

(Via Instapundit, who’s still posting while on vacation. He’s a blogging animal!)

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