...but don't expect to find it on the front page of the New York Times.
From the latest Gallup poll on Americans' confidence in various institutions:
"Americans have relatively low levels of confidence in the Fourth Estate. Just 23% of Americans have a great deal or quite a lot of confidence in television news, and only 22% express the same sentiment for newspapers. Neither of these two entities has done exceedingly well in Gallup's history, but both are particularly low this year. "
Those numbers are even lower than President Bush's in the same poll. Confidence in the presidency is rated at 25%.
Congress' rating? 14%
I think it's safe to say that the self-absorbed press (in general) is becoming less and less relevant by the passing week. Folks are turning off the news because they don't believe what they are being told anymore. One day - perhaps very soon - we will wake up and find out that all is not lost in Iraq. You just won't read about it on the front page of the New York Times..