The Least Trusted News Media And Hosts Caught In Scandals

The public’s trust in the media and TV anchors has waned over the past few years, partially due to the scandals and controversies surrounding many of those who are supposed to uphold high journalistic standards. A summer 2017 Gallup Poll revealed that 27 percent of the American public still had “a great deal” or “quite a lot” of confidence in newspapers. 24 percent were confident with TV news and just 16 percent were confident with internet news. From sexual harassment claims who were paid off, “fake news,” and outright lies, news media has had to cope with the fallout following several high-profile incidents. Here are just a few of them…

Bill Maher Called Americans “Cowards” Following 9/11 & His Show Was Cancelled


Bill Maher hosted the half-hour political talk show “Politically Incorrect” from 1993 to 2002. Following the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, President George W. Bush called the terrorists cowards for their actions. During a Sept. 17, 2001, episode, guest Dinesh D’Souza disagreed, calling the terrorists warriors. Maher supported her viewpoint and replied: “We have been the cowards, lobbing cruise missiles from 2,000 miles away. That’s cowardly. Staying in the airplane when it hits the building, say what you want about it, [it’s] not cowardly.” Advertisers pulled their support, and several ABC affiliates temporarily stopped airing the program. It was canceled the following June.