A Measure of Media Bias

Train

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Our results show a very significant liberal bias. All of the news outlets except Fox News? Special Report received a score to the left of the average member of Congress. Moreover, by one of our measures all but three of these media outlets (Special Report, the Drudge Report, and ABC?s World News Tonight) were closer to the average Democrat in Congress than to the median member of the House of Representatives. One of our measures found that the Drudge Report is the most centrist of all media outlets in our sample. Our other measure found that Fox News? Special Report is the most centrist. These findings refer strictly to the news stories of the outlets. That is, we omitted editorials, book reviews, and letters to the editor from our sample.
Jeeze, and after reading here at ATP&N, I thought Fox was the "Neocon mouthpeice" and CNN was the "Beacon of Truth" guess I was wrong ;)

props to Drudge for being the model of centrisity

coremortality: its customary, when posting an article, to post a few excerpts or a paraphrase or something, etc
 

coremortality

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Train: i was just headin out to lunch so i was lazy about the excerpts. sorry =]

Conjur: hmm...i searched 'measure media bias' and it didn't come up with anything. again i apologize for that.
 

conjur

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No worries. ;)

What helps, though, for future reference, is if you search for one word at a time. The search is not keyword-based...it's on the whole phrase exactly as typed.