Recent poll says many do not
In a recent Rasmussen poll, only 6% said the media is very trustworthy. The reason for that? Well, maybe it has to do with the media being too confrontational. Media analyst Jeff McCall of DePauw University told KTRH the numbers don't surprise him one bit.
“The media has made mistakes in recent years. The public is starting to respond. I think the burden is on the media to re-establish its credibility,” McCall said.
McCall also says many media members would rather be talked about in the news rather than talk about the news.
“There is a good deal of crusader-ism going on among reporters who should be reporting instead of analyzing,” McCall explained.
Until that happens, McCall thinks more of you will go to other places to get your news.
“People are going to seek out their own news sources through the internet,” McCall stated.
Networks like ABC, CBS and NBC have been hit hard. Ratings for the evening news have gone down in recent years. Morning news programs have become more entertainment based. McCall thinks changes to the evening news could be coming as well.
“We’ll see them soften up and become more opinion or feature based,” McCall said.
According to the poll, more people are already getting their news online as opposed to the traditional networks like ABC, CBS and NBC.