While public trust in Congress is usually pretty low, trust in the media generally ranks lower. Despite, constant calls of Fake News from people on both side of the political spectrum, including President Trump, one new poll looked at the most trusted news personalities.
The national Hollywood Reporter/Morning Consult poll asked 2,200 people dozens of questions about politics, the media and who they trust the most when delivering them the news.
Those found to be the most trustworthy, according to the poll conducted between Nov. 6 and Nov. 7 were as follows:
- Lester Holt (NBC)
- Anderson Cooper (CNN)
- Robin Roberts (ABC)
- David Muir (ABC)
- Brian Williams (MSNBC)
- Harris Faulkner (Fox News)
- George Stephanopoulus (ABC)
- Andrea Mitchell (NBC)
- Chris Wallace (Fox News)
- Gayle King (CBS)
The biggest surprise when looking at the 10 most trusted news personalities is that Brian Williams made the list. How Williams’ name and the word “trust” can even be in the same sentence is beyond me.
You’ll remember Williams was suspended for six months by NBC in 2015 after his account of being in a helicopter that took fire in Iraq in 2013 was found to be false. Following his suspension, he was demoted to MSNBC.