Gallup did a poll that ranks the ethical and honesty ratings of various professions, ranging from clergy to politicians to newspaper and television reporters. Gallup took the angle of looking at the results from a political point of view – the difference in how Republicans, Democrats, and Independents view the credibility of various professions. Regardless, the highest newspaper and television reporters were able to score was with Democrats, but it was still no higher than 25%.
Only 15% and 16% of Republicans found TV and newspaper reporters honest and ethical, respectively. Independents are closer to Democrats on this question than they are to Republicans.
The less credibility the media have, the less influence they wield. This is therefore good news for Republicans and terrible news for the Left.
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