Trust in newspapers hits all-time low

Short post tonight. A recent Gallup poll shows that, once again, [fewer people than ever measured before have a high level of trust in newspapers](http://rdd.me/ftf9n7ij). A total of 23 percent of Americans polled said they had a high level of trust in newspapers. The number has declined steadily since 1979, when the number was 51 percent.

Sadly, the poll differentiated between liberals, conservatives and moderates, further reinforcing the stereotypes of ideological rifts dividing the country and the idea that conservatives inherently distrust mainstream media sources.