Stop the presses!
There were a few surprises in Messrs. Groseclose and Milyo's findings. For example, out of twenty "major media outlets" they studied, the news pages--as distinct from the editorial columns--of The Wall Street Journal ranked number one as the most liberal, beating out even CBS'S Evening News (remember Dan Rather?) and The New York Times, which took second and third place respectively in this dubious sweepstakes. It is unclear how Messrs. Grosedose and Milyo managed to distinguish between the news and the opinion columns of The New York Times. It's become a specialized talent. We can't do it, nor do we know anyone who can, though perhaps with twenty-one research assistants we could make a creditable try. In any event, although the results of this study were hardly earthshaking, we are glad to see them published under the aegis of a university--hitherto an institution unremarkable for acknowledging liberal bias. Perhaps Messrs. Groseclose and Milyo will now turn their attention to the university itself, u.s. media revealed a liberal bias by a factor of eighteen to twenty; what do you suppose the numbers would be if the subject were the university?
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|Title Annotation:||Notes & Comments: January 2006|
|Date:||Jan 1, 2006|
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