Hey Media, Watch Your Six

The media often reports about our increasingly negative view of Congress. Well, it turns out our view of media is remarkably similar. A recent poll found that “just 6 percent of people say they have a lot of confidence in the media, putting the news industry about equal to Congress and well below the public’s view of other institutions.” While political leanings and a general distrust of organizations play a role, there’s one key factor that those polled seemed concerned about: accuracy.

+ For a great look at the interaction of media and society, check out the excellent 30 for 30 documentary on the Duke Lacrosse team scandal: Fantastic Lies.

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