The quote explains the graph

Former White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan:

If anything, the national press corps was probably too deferential to the White House and to the administration in regard to the most important decision facing the nation during my years in Washington, the choice over whether to go to war in Iraq.

The collapse of the administration’s rationales for war, which became apparent months after our invasion, should never have come as such a surprise. … In this case, the ‘liberal media’ didn’t live up to its reputation. If it had, the country would have been better served.

CHART: Showing extremely low confidence in the press
Chart from a national study by Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, Page 3. (PDF)


  1. Ian

    Strange how local government is so low. Its hard to see the effects they have on what goes around you, even though it should be the greatest impact on your day to day life. Doesn’t get much time in the media I guess.

    Also strange how the nonprofit confidence is going down. Has there been some massive fraud related to charities or something?

  2. Chris

    Wasn’t there a lot of Katrina related charity fraud?

    Either way, America is about profit! If you’re nonprofit, you’re probably a commie and not to be trusted.