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Old 12-22-2005, 03:27 PM
peritonlogon peritonlogon is offline
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Default Re: UCLA study concludes left wing bias in media is legit

I think the "center" has moved further to the "right" than the media outlets.
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Old 12-24-2005, 01:56 AM
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Obviously the study is not perfect but it seems like an honest attempt to try to find where media outlets stand on the political spectrum. While there are flaws the study generally is pretty accurate.
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Old 12-24-2005, 02:18 AM
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Default Re: UCLA study concludes left wing bias in media is legit

The study has Drudge listed as leaning left of center -

They say it's because he posts from so many liberal sites, and it's not a reflection on his bias or articles he wrote.

This reminds me of a research project I did where I came up with a scoring system that was flawed and made certain topics come up both 2nd and 3rd in importance, and my teacher told me I needed a better way to define what was 1st, 2nd, and 3rd.

Public research or not, if it reports that Drudge is left of Center, then the factors they are using to determine what is LEFT or RIGHT is wrong. -

so I'm not giving the study much merit....sorry - Drudge is NOT left of center and if they're calling him one of the 18 lefties, then they've made an errored assumption in their research and scoring.

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Old 12-24-2005, 02:24 PM
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Default Re: UCLA study concludes left wing bias in media is legit

LMAO. Like a study was really needed to prove that! Next they will study ACLU positions and declare its a left leaning organization.
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Old 12-24-2005, 03:54 PM
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Default Re: UCLA study concludes left wing bias in media is legit

The study actually counts the ACLU as a conservative orgainzation.
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Old 12-25-2005, 04:27 PM
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Default Re: UCLA study concludes left wing bias in media is legit

It's absurd to define a left-centrist-right approach to news based upon the 'beliefs' of the 'average' voter -- it assumes that the media is a reaction to beliefs rather than an instrument to inform. What the average voter believes is what they've been led to believe by whatever media they're exposed to. If the media has a responsibility to inform -- a better yardstick would be to find out if what the average voter believes is actually true. Another would be to find out if what the media is informing them of is actually correct. If the facts of an issue are unresolved -- presentation of opposing viewpoints, fairness and balance would be a good place to plant center.
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