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Old 03-19-2008, 03:25 AM
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The Pew Research Center & the Project for Excellence in Journalism(both non-profit and bi-partisan) have come out with yet another survey revealing the obvious about the liberal slant of today's press...

From the actual PDF file...bottom of page 18...

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Journalists’ Ideology

As was the case in 2004, majorities of the national and local journalists surveyed describe themselves as political moderates; 53% of national journalists and 58% of local journalists say they are moderates. About a third of national journalists (32%), and 23% of local journalists, describe themselves as liberals. Relatively small minorities of national and local journalists call themselves conservatives (8% national, 14% local).
Internet journalists as a group tend to be more liberal than either national or local journalists. Fewer than half (46%) call themselves moderates, while 39% are self-described liberals and just 9% are conservatives.

Among the population as a whole, 36% call themselves conservatives – more than triple the percentage of national and internet journalists, and more than double the percentage of local journalists. About four-in-ten (39%) characterize their political views as moderate, while 19% are self-described liberals, based on surveys conducted in 2007 by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press.
Keep in mind that this isn't OTHER people labeling them...This is the journalists labeling THEMSELVES...

Nationwide 36% of the public considers themselves conservative, but only 8% of national journalists do...

Nationwide 19% of the public considers themselves liberal, but 32% of national journalists do...

And for internet journalism, the percentages are actually worse...

The sad part is people will still try to refute this...
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Interesting read. I don't know how to respond to that.

I do know that generally the right wing sources that get known usually interject religious perspective into the way they report the stories. Pro-creationism, anti-atheism, anti-any-other-religion-but-Christianity, the whole "Barrack Hussein Obama" thing, and it's depressing. It'd be nice to see a decent right wing news source on TV, but it's just not out there--whenever something is right wing, it's usually a prick like Rush Limbaugh or O'Reilly.

The big problem is that news media is more entertainment than news.
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Interesting read. I don't know how to respond to that.

I do know that generally the right wing sources that get known usually interject religious perspective into the way they report the stories. Pro-creationism, anti-atheism, anti-any-other-religion-but-Christianity, the whole "Barrack Hussein Obama" thing, and it's depressing. It'd be nice to see a decent right wing news source on TV, but it's just not out there--whenever something is right wing, it's usually a prick like Rush Limbaugh or O'Reilly.

The big problem is that news media is more entertainment than news.
Your talking about "pundits", which are VERY different from "journalists"...

They are talking about the people who WRITE the stories...NOT the people who (snort) "analyze" the story AFTER it's written...
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I'll agree with that. Yes. What can be done about it?
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I'll agree with that. Yes. What can be done about it?
I don't know if anything could be done...

But it IS showing where it currently stands...
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The Pew Research Center & the Project for Excellence in Journalism(both non-profit and bi-partisan) have come out with yet another survey revealing the obvious about the liberal slant of today's press...

From the actual PDF file...bottom of page 18...

Keep in mind that this isn't OTHER people labeling them...This is the journalists labeling THEMSELVES...

Nationwide 36% of the public considers themselves conservative, but only 8% of national journalists do...

Nationwide 19% of the public considers themselves liberal, but 32% of national journalists do...

And for internet journalism, the percentages are actually worse...

The sad part is people will still try to refute this...
What does the other 45% consider themselves?
I thought this post was going to be about the state of the "news" which as most people view it a crock of sensationalistic you-know-what on both sides of the political coin.
I know some bias leaks into every eye witness account or reporting of facts. But neither conservative networks nor liberal ones as I see them can refrain from blatenet agenda pushing.
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