Monday, December 19, 2005

Liberal Bias? Pretty Much A Settled Matter Now.

Now here is an interesting story. It would seem that there is no longer any room for doubt that the mainstream American media leans quite heavily to the left. A study conducted by Tim Groseclose, a political science professor from UCLA, and Jeffery Milyo, an economist and public policy scholar from the University of Missouri says that “…there is quantifiable and significant bias in that nearly all of them lean to the left.” Groseclose claims to be surprised at the results.

I won't get into how the results were discovered for the study here -- it's actually quite confusing --- but the results were interesting.

So, can you guess what is the most liberal major media outlet out there? It may surprise you, it did me. I was extremely surprised to find that the news pages of The Wall Street Journal are the most liberal. This is simply amazing considering the fact that the editorial page of the Journal is just about as conservative as it gets for major outlets. Behind the news pages of The Wall Street Journal, we have CBS News, The New York Times and the Los Angeles Times as the next most liberal news organizations.

Here's the link for that UCLA study on the dominant leftist bias in the media

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