Media Bias

Media Bias 101

Exhibit 2-26: Record High 67% See Political Bias in News Media

A Pew Research Center survey conducted in January 2012 found a record high 67 percent of Americans see “a great deal” or “fair amount” of “political bias” in the news media.
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Exhibit 2-24: Gallup Finds Most Distrust the Media; Public’s Confidence Low (2011)

A September 2011 Gallup survey found “the majority of Americans still do not have confidence in the mass media to report the news fully, accurately, and fairly,” with three times as many Americans ...
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Keith Olbermann

On June 20th, 2011, left-wing host Keith Olbermann brought his MSNBC program Countdown With Keith Olbermann to Current TV. This came five months after being fired from the liberal cable network. ...
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Tea Parties

In April of 2009, network, cable and print outlets responded to the emergence of the Tea Party movement with condescension and outright hostility towards the participants. ABC's Dan Harris ...

CNBC Host Upset 'American Political Community' Worried about 'Killing Grandma,' Not Green Technology

'Squawk on the Street' co-host Mark Haines, wooed by NY Times columnist Thomas Friedman tired argument on eco-technology, lashes out.

CNBC's Kudlow Rips MSNBC for Lack of Balance; Calls for Supply-Side Solutions for Economy

'The Kudlow Report' host reacts to comments from Barney Frank on MSNBC's 'The Ed Show' who insisted larger government is good, but has a bad name after Katrina.

Vanity Fair Columnist and MSNBC Guest: Fox News 'Not Very Popular in this Country'

Magazine contributing editor tells 'Hardball' highly rated FNC 'a really marginal, somewhat extreme presence'; Says Limbaugh a stigma for the GOP.
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Exhibit 2-12: Coverage of the War in Iraq, 2007

Two polls conducted in 2007 found the public generally thought the media's coverage of the war in Iraq skewed in a negative, pessimistic direction.
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Exhibit 2-2: What the People Want from the Press

In November 1996, the Center for Media and Public Affairs (CMPA) partnered with the Lou Harris Organization to poll 3,000 people about their attitudes toward the press.
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Exhibit 1-17: The News Media and the War, 2005

As part of a larger study of how the views of "opinion leaders" compare with those of the general public, the Pew Research Center for The People and The Press, in collaboration with the Council on ...
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