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Monday, December 19, 2005

File under "D" for "Duhh"

A new study conducted by UCLA as found that the mainstream media has a Liberal bias.

Of the 20 major media outlets studied, 18 scored left of center, with CBS' "Evening News," The New York Times and the Los Angeles Times ranking second, third and fourth most liberal behind the news pages of The Wall Street Journal.

And in related news, scientists have discovered that water is wet, the sky is blue, and Michael Jackson is creepy.

Seriously, is there any point to doing surveys and studies like this anymore? Every one or two years, a study comes out that shows time and time again that most journalists are to the left of the American center. Just last year, this survey by the Pew Research Center found that Liberals outnumber Conservatives in the national media by 5 to 1. That same survey showed the media to be far left of the American center on a variety of issues.

Add in forged national guard memos, fake stories about the Koran being flushed down the toilet, hurricane Katrina coverage, and every other exposed Liberal media cause of the week. It doesn't matter. Liberals will never acknowledge the monolith that is the Liberal media. The New York Times could be printed on red paper with a hammer and sickle stamped on every page and the Eric Altermans of the world would still be asking "What Liberal Media"? This new study, which comes not from a bunch of RWW's like us, but from a bastion of loony leftists like UCLA, probably won't change their mind either. Arguing with a Liberal on this issue is like watching the scene from the movie "Heathers" where Winona Ryder clasps her hands over her ears and screams "Mary had a Little Lamb, Little Lamb, Little Lamb!!!!"

Interesting though, that they found that The Wall Street Journal news reporting is very Liberal, and that NPR is much more moderate. I'm not totally surprised to hear that though. The front page of the WSJ does not reflect the Conservatism editorial page.

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