Liberal Media?

The conventional wisdom has it that the media leans left — so sure were they that there is a liberal bias in the media that the founders of Fox News premised their network on the idea that it was necessary to present the news in a “fair and balanced” way.

As we explain in Chapter 15 of KTR, there is no much reason to think that there really is an ideological bias in the media today, but a new study by the Pew Research Center casts that into some doubt.  They found that negative coverage of President Obama outweighs the positive by a ration of 4 to 1, making coverage of him far more negative than that of any of the contenders for the Republican nomination.

Why do you think that is?

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