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Massachusetts Liberal

Observations on politics, the media and life in Massachusetts and beyond from the left side of the road.

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Darn liberal readership

I'm generally very skeptical of statistical studies that attempt to make great comparisons about political or ethical issues. But this story in today's New York Times is worth noting in passing.

The study claims that any political bias reflected in the media comes from the readers or viewers and not the reporters. At its most basic level, it suggest that newspapers and television news tell readers what they want to hear.

Well duh.

But if it takes a weighty academic time to stick a sock in Bill O'Reilly's mouth count me when these guys come up for tenure.


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