Liberal Media Bias, Surprising To Whom?

A UCLA political scientist has conducted a thorough study about bias in the media and while the research shows there is bias on both sides of the political spectrum, the study concludes that the MSM is overwhelmingly biased to the left. I will not bore you with the story, you can read it here. I am focusing on one part of the story that I found particularly amusing:

While the editorial page of The Wall Street Journal is conservative, the newspaper’s news pages are liberal, even more liberal than The New York Times. The Drudge Report may have a right-wing reputation, but it leans left. Coverage by public television and radio is conservative compared to the rest of the mainstream media. Meanwhile, almost all major media outlets tilt to the left.

These are just a few of the surprising findings from a UCLA-led study, which is believed to be the first successful attempt at objectively quantifying bias in a range of media outlets and ranking them accordingly. (emphasis added)

I want to know who finds this surprising. Have people had their heads stuck so far up a smelly place that they failed to recognize the obvious media bias? Did not the CBS phony document fiasco and the pro-Kerry, anti-Bush reporting during the election make it blatantly obvious?

I am glad they did this study because there are still those who think the media is not biased, or more laughably, biased to the right. I guess now they will need a study to surprise us with the fact that most of Hollywood is full of liberals….



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