Newswatch: Trusting the Deliveryman Most

A Gallup poll shows that more people (71%) believe that network television does a better job of providing accurate, unbiased news than anyone else. More shocking is the finding that local television rates next in public trust, at 69%, especially considering how schlocky many local news programs are. Then come newsmagazines at 66%, and newspapers at a mere 57%. Gallup took the poll for Newsweek right after the magazine's corporate sister, the Washington Post, got caught with Janet Cooke's phony dope-addict story. That timing may have skewed the public's attitude toward newspapers....

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