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Old 12-19-2005, 02:20 PM
UATrewqaz UATrewqaz is offline
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Default 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.

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Old 12-19-2005, 02:24 PM
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Default 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.
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Old 12-19-2005, 02:30 PM
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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.
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Old 12-19-2005, 02:34 PM
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Default 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.
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Old 12-19-2005, 02:49 PM
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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.

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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Old 12-19-2005, 02:59 PM
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Default 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?
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Old 12-19-2005, 03:10 PM
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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)
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Old 12-19-2005, 03:18 PM
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Default 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.
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Old 12-19-2005, 03:22 PM
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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.
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Old 12-19-2005, 03:28 PM
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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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