Americans' confidence in television news has hit an all-time low -- only 21% have "a great deal" or "a lot" of confidence. That’s down from 46% in 1993. And among liberals, confidence dropped 11 points just in the last year -- to only 19%.

Between the consolidations and corporate takeovers, there is not much left to trust in the “mainstream” media -- whether on television, the airwaves, or in print.

For years now, we’ve seen the growing unwillingness of the corporate media to challenge the institutions or the people in power. Critically examine issues that matter? Not happening. Allow non-corporate or anti-war voices time on our publicly-owned airwaves? Not since the “Fairness Doctrine” was abolished by Ronald Reagan's FCC.