Here’s Why Americans Don’t Trust the Media

A new, exhaustive study by Gallup and the Knight Foundation found that Americans across the board are losing trust in the media. Some people might be shocked by this finding, but I suspect more people will be shocked to learn that the media had any trust left to lose. 

Either way, I think a separate poll conducted by Gallup might illuminate the problem. 

If you’ve paid any attention to the news, particularly cable news, over the last couple of months since George Floyd’s killing by police in Minneapolis, you might think “defunding” or “abolishing” the police is a widely held and even somewhat mainstream desire.

Gallup suggests this is untrue. The vast majority of Americans, of all races and ethnicities, don’t want the police to leave their communities. 

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