CNN Panel Makes Gallup Poll on Lack of Trust in the Media All About Trump, Ignore Huge Factors

Curtis Houck | September 19, 2016
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See more in the cross-post on the NewsBusters blog.

As many have probably seen by now, Gallup released a poll on September 14 that a record-low percentage of the American people trust the media and, naturally, CNN’s Reliable Sources on Sunday addressed it, but the 11-minute segment made it another obsessive discussion of Donald Trump’s hostility toward them and ignored key factors such as routine bias by omission stories or excusing/ignoring Democratic scandals.

“I have a question for you. It's kind of personal. Do you trust me? Do you trust us in the media? This new data says no. This is a Gallup poll, the most depressing poll I saw this week, that shows only 32 percent of Americans say they trust the media either a great deal or somewhat,” host Brian Stelter began before adding that only 14 percent of Republicans have a shred of trust in the media.

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