According to the soon-to-be-released book Left Turn by UCLA political science professor Tim Groseclose, the mainstream media have moved so far to the left in their reporting that they make moderate news organizations appear right-wing to the people who get their news from mainstream media outlets.
“According to my analysis, the Drudge Report is approximately the most fair, balanced, and centrist news outlet in the United States. Yet, the overwhelming majority of media commentators claim that it has a conservative bias.”
Groseclose says that most reporters (93 percent of Washington, DC, correspondents vote Democrat) promote issues that the left wants in the news cycle, and they ignore or downplay issues that conservatives want in the news cycle. Their leftist bias distorts news stories and keeps news consumers from seeing both sides of an issue.
“That bias makes us more liberal, which makes us less able to detect the bias, which allows the media to get away with more bias, which makes us even more liberal.”
The professor claims that the mainstream media’s influence on the electorate adds about 8 to 10 percentage points to Democrat candidates in a typical election.
“[I]f media bias didn’t exist, John McCain would have defeated Barack Obama 56 percent to 42 percent, instead of losing 53-46.”
Even though overwhelming evidence proves the mainstream media’s far left bias, Jon Stewart prefers denial rather than admit to being duped.
“I think their [mainstream media] bias is towards sensationalism and laziness. I wouldn’t say it’s towards a liberal agenda. It’s light fluff.”
Lest we forget, the owners of the New York Times were aware of the atrocities happening to the Jews in Europe and Germany in the 1930s, but chose to either not report on them or bury them within the news. And when the paper did run stories of the atrocities in Europe, the fact that Jews were the main targets was left out.
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