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November 23, 2018

Poll: Jake Tapper One of the Most Distrusted "Reporters" In America

Nolte says he's the very most distrusted "journalist," but that's a little debatable.

Here's his thinking:

A Morning Consult poll shows CNN's Jake Tapper is the most mistrusted journalist in America.

The poll surveyed 2,206 adults, has a margin of error of plus or minus two percent, and asked a number of questions about the news media in general and 50 specific American media personalities specifically.

When asked "How much do you trust the following" media personality, 35 percent said of Tapper "not much" or "not at all." This high level of mistrust for Tapper placed the left-wing CNN anchor in tenth place on a list of the most mistrusted media personalities.


What is notable, though, is that Tapper is the only so-called "journalist" on that top ten list.

I think Nolte means "reporter." "Journalist" is a more expansive term, and includes things like opinion writers.

The others are people like Rachel Maddow, Sean Hannity, Mika Brzezinski, and other pundits/partisan commentators.

The only other two people who could be argued to be "reporters" (at least they'd argue this) are Don Lemon and Shep Smith, who are also in the top ten most distrusted.

So, depending on how you categorize these people, Jake Tapper is either the most distrusted, second most distrusted, or third most distrusted "reporter" in America, narrowly losing to only Shep Smith and/or Don Lemon.

What august company. Honestly, I don't see any difference between any of them.


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posted by Ace of Spades at 04:21 PM

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