Media Bias In The News
If I’ve learned anything recently, it’s that issues with our media go beyond bias. We mostly rely upon electronic media today in the form of TV, however, it is managed and cost-structured in such a manner as to prevent concise, yet comprehensive reporting on many issues which impact our world. The economies of, and a rash of new talent on the Internet can change that.
While the editorial page of The Wall Street Journal is conservative, the newspaper’s news pages are liberal, even more liberal than The New York Times. The Drudge Report may have a right-wing reputation, but it leans left. Coverage by public television and radio is conservative compared to the rest of the mainstream media. Meanwhile, almost all major media outlets tilt to the left.
These are just a few of the surprising findings from a UCLA-led study, which is believed to be the first successful attempt at objectively quantifying bias in a range of media outlets and ranking them accordingly.
"I suspected that many media outlets would tilt to the left because surveys have shown that reporters tend to vote more Democrat than Republican," said Tim Groseclose, a UCLA political scientist and the study’s lead author. "But I was surprised at just how pronounced the distinctions are."
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