Recently, I’ve been hearing folks on the Left saying that the media is biased against them

August 14th, 2007

But if that were true, viagra canada ampoule why would this study find that Democrats are still very satisfied with most major national media, viagra buy purchase while Republicans and Independents view those same sources with suspicion?

In the current survey, however, fewer than half of Republicans (41%) express a favorable opinion of major national newspapers, a 38-point decline when compared with 1985. Independents also regard major newspapers far less favorably. Currently, 60% of independents able to rate these newspapers have a positive impression of them; in 1985, 80% of independents viewed them favorably. By contrast, Democrats view major national papers nearly as favorably now as in 1985 (79% now, 85% then).

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  • 1. capper  |  August 14th, 2007 at 8:54 pm

    Could it be that the Republicans are just more paranoid? : )

    Seriously, it is all perception. My dad is a neocon. He thought Reagan was a commie. So he hates almost all media. Those on the extreme left see everything skewered the other way.

    The other thing to remember is that the Repubs have been in control for the past six years. Anything that goes wrong and is reported automatically is their fault. The same is true for the Dems. People just don’t like looking at themselves (or their respective groups) too closely. It makes them feel uncomfortable that outside, objective reality and their perception of themselves are not the same.

    I personally think that the media is all about hype and tries to sensationalize too much.

  • 2. Elliot  |  August 15th, 2007 at 6:43 am

    Those are all excellent points, Cap.

    But I think most people can see the bias in the various media.

    For example, I get Newsweek, Time, and U.S. News.

    Both Newsweek and Time show a liberal bias, while U.S. News shows a conservative one.

    It’s not possible for reporters to be completely unbiased, most don’t even try. The trick is knowing/perceiving what the bias is and then compensating for it.

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