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Opening Arguments

Leaning left

The liberal bias of the media is beyond debate, and this study merely confirms that. Still, it offers a surprise or two:

Of the 20 major media outlets studied, 18 scored left of center, with CBS' "Evening News," The New York Times and the Los Angeles Times ranking second, third and fourth most liberal behind the news pages of The Wall Street Journal.

Only Fox News' "Special Report With Brit Hume" and The Washington Times scored right of the average U.S. voter.

The most centrist outlet proved to be the "NewsHour With Jim Lehrer." CNN's "NewsNight With Aaron Brown" and ABC's "Good Morning America" were a close second and third.

Posted in: Current Affairs


Mon, 12/19/2005 - 10:01am

A self-evident truth! Hallelujah!

Reading the link, I see that the study omitted the Wall Street Journal op/ed page and any opinion pieces. The study was also run such that the Drudge Report shows up as left of center. I find it difficult to take such a study seriously.

tom aman
Mon, 12/19/2005 - 10:53am

So what? Its better than hearing anything about God and Bush & Pat Robertson!

Steve Towsley
Tue, 12/20/2005 - 12:04pm

I always thought Aaron Brown had one of the more watchable hours of news on CNN, and was disappointed when Aaron was crowded out by Anderson Cooper, whose performance during the hurricanes was no better than that of Jeanne Meserve, Shepard Smith or Bill Hemmer and others who also served with sincerity and passion from on-the-spot locations in the Gulf states.

Cooper is watchable, yes, but if CNN decided Cooper is a stand-out for them, I wish they had replaced someone less assured and reassuring in prime time than Brown.

And for me, Brit Hume and his excellent panel do the most intelligent, succinct and palatable hour of political analysis of any network.