WE KNEW THIS, BUT IT IS NICE TO BE CONFIRMED. The Pew Research Center survey shows that, at national news organizations, the political leanings of the press are as follows: 34% liberal, 7% conservative. Local news organizations come in at: 23% liberal, 12% conservative. But, the survey of the general public shows: 20% liberal, 33% conservative. It is a shame there is no requirement that the media represent the political ratios of the society. While it is considered a virtue to seek racial parity, there is not such virtue politically in the media. So, we take a lot of what they report with a grain of salt. They just don't know it.