Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Who Do You Trust?

Back in July of 2009, when Walter Cronkite died, Time.com ran a click-poll that found Jon Stewart to be the most trusted newscaster in America.
Yesterday, Fox News ran a full-page ad in several of the nation's major newspapers claiming that-- based on a Public Policy Poll --Fox is now America's "most trusted news network".
ABC, CBS and NBC were included in the findings, and while none would likely describe itself as a “news network”, the results are, nevertheless, telling.

That a faux newscaster and a faux news network should emerge as America’s favorites is an irony simply too great to let pass without comment. That it says something profound about the puzzling political paradox that is America in the 21st Century is questionable, but somehow troubling.

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