"Poll Results – Now that Walter Cronkite has passed on, who is America's most trusted newscaster?" TIME. http://www.timepolls.com/hppolls/archive/poll_results_417.html
This poll by TIME online polled 9409 people asking who America's most trusted newscaster is now that Walter Cronkite has passed on. The results overwhelmingly favored Comedy Central's host of The Daily Show, Jon Stewart.
These poll results demonstrate an interesting shift in America's view of 'trustworthiness.' The fact that Americans place more trust in a comedic news reporter who demonstrates clear biases and includes fictious news intermingled with factual news indicates a significant shift in how we view news. I find this shift in our view of trustworthiness to be closely tied with the idea that citizens now have a right to comment and even influence news (via internet posts and commentary and blogs, etc.). The media culture seems to be shifting from one of serious journalism to a more casual interface that allows comedy and opinion to mix with information and leaves the onus of responsibility on the viewer or reader to discern truth from fiction.