Tuesday, December 20, 2005

NEWS FLASH! There IS Media Bias

A UCLA-led study has found that, there is indeed a left-leaning bias in the media. Here's a taste:
"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."

"Overall, the major media outlets are quite moderate compared to members of Congress, but even so, there is a quantifiable and significant bias in that nearly all of them lean to the left," said co‚ÄĎauthor Jeffrey Milyo, University of Missouri economist and public policy scholar.

I recommend you read the entire UCLA news release. Some of their findings may surprise you.