Monday, May 24, 2004

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.
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