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Who is the "most trusted" (wo)man in America?

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Point of Order, Jul 26, 2006.

  1. Point of Order

    Point of Order Active Member

    Walter Cronkite was commonly referred to as the "Most trusted man in America" when he was the anchor of the six o'clock news. As we all know, there was much less fragmentation of media then, with only three networks then, no Internet and no CNN. My question: Who gets the modern-day title for Most Trusted Man (woman?) in America? I would probably have to say it's Oprah, which is a sad commentary on the state of the media, news, citizenry of the good Ol' U.S. of A.

    Who else might take the "Most Trusted" title? John Stewart? Anderson Cooper? Brian Williams? Larry King?
  2. alleyallen

    alleyallen Guest

  3. alleyallen

    alleyallen Guest

    Seriously, there's few, if any, people in mainstream media who are all that trustworthy, if we're using the Walter Cronkite model.
  4. CentralIllinoisan

    CentralIllinoisan Active Member

    Mrs. CI and I had a confab and came up with some ideas:

    Oprah (First name that came to mind. Sorry)

    Katie Couric. ("A trusting, motherly face," says the better half)

    Barack Obama (We love him here in Illinois, and he seems to be tearing down some partisan borders)

    Also some other names that came to our minds: John McCain, Jon Stewart (not sure how much the right trusts him, though), Anderson Cooper, etc.
  5. JR

    JR Active Member

    Pirate Lou
  6. 21

    21 Well-Known Member

    Mr Rogers was pretty much it for me.
  7. Dyno

    Dyno Well-Known Member

    I think things have become too partisan for there to be a most trusted man or woman in America.
  8. Precious Roy

    Precious Roy Active Member

    I'd trust Lisa Simpson with my life. She plays the sax like a president should.
  9. alleyallen

    alleyallen Guest

    And she's a person of pretty clean morals, too.
  10. HandsomeHarley

    HandsomeHarley Well-Known Member

    Billy Graham.

    Anyone who trusts that skank Oprah should have their head examined.
  11. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    I wish Bernard Shaw were still around. He'd win hands-down.
  12. The Big Ragu

    The Big Ragu Moderator Staff Member

    I can't say why exactly I settled on him... But I trust Jimmy Carter. Wasn't a very effective president, but he was the most honest one during my lifetime.
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