Americans Don't Trust the Media

You can pretty much blame the cable news networks and Brian Williams for this, but once again a new poll shows that Americans do not trust the media.

But the media isn't the only institutions that the people don't trust.

Americans' confidence in most major U.S. institutions remains below the historical average for each one. Only the military (72%) and small business (67%) -- the highest-rated institutions in this year's poll -- are currently rated higher than their historical norms, based on the percentage expressing "a great deal" or "quite a lot" of confidence in the institution.

Just 21 percent of Americans have confidence in TV news. 21 percent!

Newspapers stand at a whopping 24%.