All those media-trust studies have a tendency toward the rote.
Yes, we already knew that the public had little trust in the
country’s journalistic organs. Yes, we knew that finding credible
sources could be a harrowing pursuit for the public. Yes, we knew
that an increasing portion of the U.S. public felt that the news
Yet this nugget from a new Gallup-Knight Foundation survey just
about knocked the Erik Wemple Blog out of a decade-long
Four in 10 [or 42 percent of] Republicans consider accurate news
stories that cast a politician or political group in a negative
light to always be “fake news.” [The corresponding figure for
Democrats is 17 percent.]
17 percent for Democrats is a depressing enough figure. 42 is absurd.