Media Bias

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Washington Examiner’s ‘Mainstream Media Scream’ with the MRC’s Assessment

New on August 25: ABC anchor George Stephanopoulos fretted re ISIS: “Is there a danger here of over-reacting?”
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Analysis: The News Media’s Double Standard on Political Scandals

When it comes to news coverage, reporters almost always identify the political party of a Republican caught in a scandal, but when the culprit is a Democrat, the party label is usually left ...
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Poll Shows Public Confidence in News Media Sinking to Record Low

In its annual survey of the public's faith in 17 key institutions, TV news has fallen to a new low, with only the U.S. Congress ranking below it in terms of public esteem. Just 18 percent of ...
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Exhibit 1-19: Indiana University Polls of Journalists

Following up on polls taken in the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s, the School of Journalism at Indiana University in 2002 and 2013 surveyed journalists across the profession to create a statistical ...
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The Latino Media Elite Needs Balance

It's time for America's Spanish-speaking media to know: you're being watched. Will they be fair? Or will they tilt left?
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5 Cool Ways to Remind Senators How Biased Media Are on Climate

CEI’s Horner provides three key questions for journalists if they want a more detailed debate.
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Exhibit 2-28: Seeing Liberal Bias in the News (2013)

A trio of polls conducted during 2013 showed that, by a wide margin, many more Americans see a liberal bias in the news media than a tilt in favor of conservatives.
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Exhibit 2-27: In Campaign 2012, Most Voters (Again) Saw Media Favoring Obama

A Rasmussen poll taken in the summer of 2012 found that, as in past years, the public perceived the media providing more favorable news coverage to the Democratic nominee.
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Exhibit 1-8: The Media Elite Revisited

In 1995, Stanley Rothman and Amy E. Black "partially replicated the earlier Rothman-Lichter" survey of the media elite.
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Exhibit 1-18: Slate Magazine Pre-Election Staff Survey

Prior to the 2000, 2004, 2008 and 2012 presidential elections, the online Slate magazine surveyed its staff to find out how they intended to vote.
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