This article is misleading. A new Gallup poll finds that out of government institutions, Americans, or 69 percent of them, have the most trust for the military. Somehow the story is about how this survey means that citizens are potentially more trustful of military recruiters, based on the words of some Pentagon PR person and the reporter’s interpretation of the survey (which I haven’t read, by the way). I think the reporter, or maybe his editor, wanted to make news out of something that really isn’t. It’s doubtful that Americans trust military recruiters at the same level as the military at large, given their sagging enlistment numbers, frequent abuses of power, and an unpopular war.
Americans trust the military, but recruiters?