Public trust in the news media is at its lowest level in more than 20 years, according to a recent Pew Research study.
The study shows that only 29 percent of Americans say news organizations are generally accurate in their reporting of the facts, while 63 percent say news stories are frequently inaccurate.
Party affiliation seemed to play a role in how the news media was viewed.
For instance, 73 percent of Republicans said news coverage of the Obama administration was fair, while 25 percent said the same of coverage of the Bush administration.
Meanwhile, 68 percent of Democrats had a favorable view of Bush administration coverage while 54 percent felt coverage of President Obama was fair.
Assessment of news outlets also fell along party lines with 81 percent of Democrats possessing a favorable view of network news, while 72 percent of Republicans had a favorable view.
The study, conducted July 22-26, surveyed 1,506 adults through landlines and cell phones.