Americans’ Confidence in Television News Drops to New Low

Update: When I posted this I hadn’t read Rush Limbaugh’s comments on it; well, I just did and holy toledo does he nail it: “Aaron Sorkin’s The Newsroom on HBO: More Evidence That Liberalism is Losing.”

This is another news story I love (see excerpt below). Oh, and speaking of the nightly news, HBO’s new Aaron Sorkin show “The Newsrooom” is a perfect illustration of a lefty (Mr. Sorkin) having an intellectual meltdown in front of everyone.

I’ve enjoyed Sorkin’s work the past—his screenplays, and his two-year-run of the TV show “Sports Night” (back in ’98-’00 I believe). I even enjoyed the West Wing because while he wrote the show (the first four years) he wasn’t having the mental breakdown he is now. Yes, the show was pro-liberal, but it wasn’t completely unfair to the conservative viewpoint as HBO’s “The Newsroom” is.

Poor Aaron. His Jed Bartlet got elected only his name was Barack Obama and it turns out liberalism doesn’t work. Now what? Lie like never before about the political right.

Too bad David Mamet can’t do an intervention and help Sorkin through his crisis.

Getting back to our headlined story, the following is from Gallup:

Liberals’ and moderates’ views [regarding television news] are now similar to conservatives’

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Americans’ confidence in television news is at a new low by one percentage point, with 21% of adults expressing a great deal or quite a lot of confidence in it. This marks a decline from 27% last year and from 46% when Gallup started tracking confidence in television news in 1993.

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