Monday, December 19, 2005
In a study done by UCLA, hardly a Conservative school, we have proof that the media leans Left. This study looks at the actual news pages, not editorials. But read the piece. It's rather interesting.
"Five news outlets - 'NewsHour With Jim Lehrer,' ABC's 'Good Morning America,' CNN's 'NewsNight With Aaron Brown,' Fox News' 'Special Report With Brit Hume' and the Drudge Report - were in a statistical dead heat in the race for the most centrist news outlet. Of the print media, USA Today was the most centrist."


Anonymous said...

Bad method.

Firstly, the coordinator was not impartial. Just to explain what this means, if an experimenter honestly believes that giving a mouse a specific drug will make it smarter, the mouse will be smarter than if the experimenter gives the mouse the same drug and believes it will do nothing. The head author - Tim Groseclose - states in the article that he already expected the outcome.

Secondly, it doesn't take into account the news media from Clinton's decade (thereby not taking into account environmental effects).

Thirdly, it uses a biased measure. The ADA, even according to its name, does not measure left-right tendencies. The Democrats are not a leftist party (look into their policy if you don't believe me - yes, they're not as extreme right as the Republicans, but you don't measure "centre" by the extremes).