With the hourly rollout of fake news and the general daily media hysteria, we can’t see these numbers changing any time soon. Trump may be a goofball, but most of the media are just loathsome and contemptible.
The Trump administration is more trusted than the news media among voters, according to a new Emerson College poll.
The administration is considered truthful by 49 percent of registered voters and untruthful by 48 percent.
But the news media is less trusted than the administration, with 53 percent calling it untruthful and just 39 percent finding it honest.
Frankly, we find that 39% to be fairly generous.
The numbers split along party lines, with nearly 9 in 10 Republicans saying the Trump administration is truthful, compared with more than 3 in 4 Democrats who say the opposite.
The Emerson poll found that 69 percent of Democrats think the news media is truthful while 91 percent of Republicans consider the Fourth Estate untruthful.
Independents, meanwhile, believe both the administration and the news media are untruthful, with 52 percent saying the administration is untruthful and 47 percent saying the same about the media.
The poll echoes Gallup’s annual poll on the public’s trust in media, which showed before the election that 32 percent of Americans trusted the institution, including just 14 percent of Republicans.
Considering the daily avalanche of bogus stories and media hit jobs, it’s almost remarkable Trump is above 50% in a new Reuters poll, and at 53% approval according to Rasmussen. This is sure to enrage the media even further, so expect another slew of botched hitpieces.
Granted, some of Trumps wounds are self-inflicted, so we need an adult to wrestle his phone away.