Cheat-Seeking Missles

Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Dog Bites Man: Media Are Biased

A three-year UCLA research projecthas found that journalists slant far more to the left than previously thought.

Thought by whom? It took a staff of 21 researchcrs three years to find this out? Sheesh.

But anyway, for the record:

Of the 20 major American media outlets studied, 18 scored left of center, with CBS’ “Evening News,” The New York Times and the Los Angeles Times ranking second, third and fourth most liberal.

Only Fox News’ “Special Report With Brit Hume” and The Washington Times scored right of the average U.S. voter. Of the print media, USA Today was nearest to the center according to the study, though still slightly to the left.

The most centrist TV news programs (although again slightly to the left) proved to be the “NewsHour With Jim Lehrer,” CNN’s “NewsNight With Aaron Brown” (which has recently been ditched by CNN), and ABC’s “Good Morning America." (source)
Dan Rather was not available for comment.

And it's interesting that CNN dropped its one program that is remotely centrist.