Liberal Media Bias Abounds!

by Ryan on June 21, 2007

in Media Bias,Politics

Drudge posted a MSDNC report on political contributors who work for the media and the story is worth repeating!  There was nearly a 9 to1 margin in favor of Democrats.  Since this is roughly the same percentage of those that admitted to voting for Bill Clinton in 1992, I was not shocked.  However, some of the Democratic contributors were from Fox News, strangely, and one of the Republican contributors wrote for the Newark Star-Ledger, an obviously liberal-leaning newspaper with an obligatory centrist story just to throw the bloodhounds off the trail once in a while. 

I know that every news bureau has a mix of libs and conservatives, but in truth it certainly seems left-leaning overall (not shock to those of us who’ve followed politics most of our lives).  It’s their prerogative and I don’t have any problems with that.  My issue is that they pretend to be unbiased, when stories like these reinforce the conventional wisdom that many media sources are pushing a leftist agenda rather than just reporting the straight facts about what happened.  They always seem to have to explain to us what really happened as if we’re sheep, rather than just give us the facts that we can digest ourselves.  This is why they get lumped together as the MSM (Main Stream Media) in more open-minded circles like this one.  They have their own conventional wisdom which begins every issue with a premise that starts from a leftist point of view, therefore every conclusion is either leftist or centrist (when they know that they’re really wrong), in my opinion. 

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BillT June 22, 2007 at 11:31 am

“My issue is that they pretend to be unbiased, when stories like these reinforce the conventional wisdom that many media sources are pushing a leftist agenda rather than just reporting the straight facts about what happened.”

Linked you up on my front page for this one.

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Ryan June 22, 2007 at 6:36 pm

Thanks Bill T!

I’m all for free speech, but I also like to know what I’m reading/listening to. I know Rush is conservative, so I know what his slant will push on his show. I know MSDNC is liberal, but they pretend not to be. I’d respect them more, and probably watch them more, if they were straight about their slant. I’d want to hear what the loyal opposition would have to say, but I don’t want a plate of a mishmash of feigned objectivity and condescention with my dinner.

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