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UATrewqaz 12-19-2005 02:20 PM

UCLA study concludes left wing bias in media is legit
 
Found this on Drudge

http://www.newsroom.ucla.edu/page.asp?RelNum=6664

A study by some people in the UCLA political science department concluded that most major media outlets have a left wing bias.

18 of 20 major outlets studied were found to lean left, 2 leaning right.

Read/Discuss

thatpfunk 12-19-2005 02:24 PM

Re: UCLA study concludes left wing bias in media is legit
 
UA,
It would be nice to have an intelligent discussion on this topic. However in this forum, good luck.

I posted the results from Princeton's Review of Ethics in Journalism here a while back. The conservastives who disagreed with it simply said that Columbia University is biased. The libs said it should be trusted.

I imagine you will get the opposite response.

12-19-2005 02:30 PM

Re: UCLA study concludes left wing bias in media is legit
 
It could be good thread. First, though, I propose this be a sucker free thread - no posting of claims without non-wiki sources to support.

lehighguy 12-19-2005 02:34 PM

Re: UCLA study concludes left wing bias in media is legit
 
Most major news outlets have a bias towards missing the point and providing low content. Which side they fall on isn't as important.

12-19-2005 02:49 PM

Re: UCLA study concludes left wing bias in media is legit
 
The media is not liberal or conservative, it is corporate. They are all owned by huge conglomerates. GE, a major defense contractor owns NBC.

How exactly did they define conservative and liberal anyway?

OMGWTFLOLBBQ!!! The study says the Wall Street Journal is the MOST liberal media outlet. Good bye credibility! The method is obviously flawed.

BCPVP 12-19-2005 02:59 PM

Re: UCLA study concludes left wing bias in media is legit
 
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How exactly did they define conservative and liberal anyway?

OMGWTFLOLBBQ!!! The study says the Wall Street Journal is the MOST liberal media outlet. Good bye credibility! The method is obviously flawed.

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Pretty obvious you didn't read past the first paragraph...

Troll eslewhere, would you?

JackWhite 12-19-2005 03:10 PM

Re: UCLA study concludes left wing bias in media is legit
 
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The media is not liberal or conservative, it is corporate. They are all owned by huge conglomerates. GE, a major defense contractor owns NBC.


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Give me the evidence that these corporations dictate to reporters what they report. Dan Rather said that he reported what he thought was important and that corporate leaders never dictated what he said. Was he lying? I have heard many reporters say the same thing. In fact, WP media critic Howard Kurtz once dismissed this concept as "ridiculous." (the concept that corporate executive dictate what is reported)

andyfox 12-19-2005 03:18 PM

Re: UCLA study concludes left wing bias in media is legit
 
Form the study: "The most centrist outlet proved to be the 'NewsHour With Jim Lehrer'."

I've always felt that show "gets it" and, more often than most, gets it right. I agree with your assessment of most major news outlets.

adios 12-19-2005 03:22 PM

Re: UCLA study concludes left wing bias in media is legit
 
The study you reference had been discussed in at least 3 different threads before you made a post about it. I believe Chris Alger was the first to make a post about it and it preceeded yours by months.

12-19-2005 03:28 PM

Re: UCLA study concludes left wing bias in media is legit
 
I did read the first paragraph, that is a terrible way to figure out which is which. It said the drudge report is left of center!

Here is all you need to know about the most liberal news source in america: http://mediamatters.org/issues_topic...lstreetjournal


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