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What Media Bias?
June 21st, 2007 11:34 am

Just remember this when you’re reading or hearing stories in the MSM:

MSNBC.com identified 144 journalists who made political contributions from 2004 through the start of the 2008 campaign, according to the public records of the Federal Election Commission. Most of the newsroom checkbooks leaned to the left: 125 journalists gave to Democrats and liberal causes. Only 17 gave to Republicans. Two gave to both parties.

That’s 87% who support Democrats and their causes enough to financially contribute to them. If they’re willing to write checks to support their agendas, why should we think they wouldn’t also be willing to write articles to support them?

But really, who’s surprised? It’s not like a left-leaning media is anything new.

Since 1962, there have been 11 surveys of the media that sought the political views of hundreds of journalists. In 1971, they were 53 percent liberal, 17 percent conservative. In a 1976 survey of the Washington press corps, it was 59 percent liberal, 18 percent conservative. A 1985 poll of 3,200 reporters found them to be self-identified as 55 percent liberal, 17 percent conservative. In 1996, another survey of Washington journalists pegged the breakdown as 61 percent liberal, 9 percent conservative. Now, the new study by the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press found the national media to be 34 percent liberal and 7 percent conservative.

It’s no wonder liberals think FoxNews is biased. In the MSM’s sea of liberalism, neutral reporting would appear to have a conservative bias.

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