: We hear how little the public trusts the press but a new poll ABC/Washington Post polls makes it look a little less dire:
In general, how much trust and confidence do you have in the news media — such as newspapers, newsmagazines, TV and radio news — when it comes to reporting the news fully, accurately, and fairly: a great deal, a fair amount, not very much, or none at all?”
Great deal: 11 percent; fair amount: 47, not very much: 29, none at all: 13, unsure: 1
“As you may know, journalists sometimes get information by agreeing not to identify their source by name in the story. In general, do you approve or disapprove of the use of anonymous sources in news stories?”
Approve: 53 percent, disapprove: 43, unsure: 4
They also say the press uses anonymous sources too often.
And this came out before the unmasking of the anonymous source of anonymous sources: The Deepster.