Monday, December 19, 2005

Something we already knew, but now it is scientific

Media Bias Is Real, Finds UCLA Political Scientist

It may sound redundant to say the Media is Biased in America, but this study actually is very interesting. Most stunningly, they didn't get a grant to study this.

The researchers took numerous steps to safeguard against bias — or the appearance of same — in the work, which took close to three years to complete. They went to great lengths to ensure that as many research assistants supported Democratic candidate Al Gore in the 2000 election as supported President George Bush. They also sought no outside funding, a rarity in scholarly research.
"No matter the results, we feared our findings would've been suspect if we'd received support from any group that could be perceived as right- or left-leaning, so we consciously decided to fund this project only with our own salaries and research funds that our own universities provided," Groseclose said.

The topping is this, the radical extreme right-wing radical Fox news had the ONLY media outlet that was right of the AVERAGE VOTER.
Only Fox News' "Special Report With Brit Hume" and The Washington Times scored right of the average U.S. voter.

Of course this study probably violated the "separation of church and state" amendment of the constitution, so feel free to disregard this biased article and keep holding dear to the "facts" presented by the media.

tip to Kathy at Relapsed Catholic

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