PatriotPartner told me about this UCLA study over the weekend… but I am glad to see it is getting some play at least in the blogosphere. (Hat tip: Instapundit)
While the editorial page of The Wall Street Journal is conservative, the newspaper’s news pages are liberal, even more liberal than The New York Times. The Drudge Report may have a right-wing reputation, but it leans left. Coverage by public television and radio is conservative compared to the rest of the mainstream media. Meanwhile, almost all major media outlets tilt to the left.
These are just a few of the surprising findings from a UCLA-led study, which is believed to be the first successful attempt at objectively quantifying bias in a range of media outlets and ranking them accordingly.
“I suspected that many media outlets would tilt to the left because surveys have shown that reporters tend to vote more Democrat than Republican,” said Tim Groseclose, a UCLA political scientist and the study’s lead author. “But I was surprised at just how pronounced the distinctions are.” (GP Ed. Note – Of course you were surprised… you are a liberal academic!!)
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.
While I am sure this study comes as a complete jaw-dropper to those that live in their demented Liberal Hell, I am not surprised whatsoever and am happy to say I watch and read all of those sources more than any other.
So I guess this is actually the worldwide headquarters of the not-so-vast gay centrist conspiracy.