Half of Americans Believe National News Organizations Intend to Mislead, Misinform or Persuade the Public

From an AP story by David Bauder headlined “Study shows ‘striking’ number of people who believe news misinforms”:

Half of Americans in a recent survey indicated they believe national news organizations intend to mislead, misinform or persuade the public to adopt a particular point of view through their reporting.

The survey, released Wednesday by Gallup and the Knight Foundation, goes beyond others that have shown a low level of trust in the media to the startling point where many believe there is an intent to deceive.