Happy Hour News Briefs
According to a NPR/PBS/Marist poll 70% of all Americans think that civility in American politics has decreased since Preznint Stupid took office.
And as could be predicted, our trust in our institutions since the election has deteriorated too:
And few people have a high level of trust in many of the institutions that are the backbone of American democracy. Only intelligence and law enforcement agencies like the CIA and the FBI engender much goodwill, with 60 percent saying they have some degree of trust in them…Americans still trust the judicial system, too, with 6 in 10 also saying they have some degree of trust in the courts. A quarter of people say they don’t have much trust in the court system, with 12 percent saying they don’t have any trust at all.
Trust in the Fourth Reich is low (37%), but it’s more trusted than the media (30%). Good job, news networks: you are less trusted by Americans than the mango-hued shitgibbon.