Monday, December 19, 2005

Interesting study


Blogger mkchicago said...

You beat me to the punch, Retard. (Sorry if that sounds rude, but it is your name.) I believe Jeff was asking for a "reputable" non-Brent Bozell study on bias a few weeks back. I think this fits the bill.
Good post.

11:38 AM  
Blogger Jeff said...

This is interesting. I haven't had time to look closely at it yet, but skimming over the methodology, I'm not at all sure that it's yielding what they claim it is, particularly given their heavy reliance on drawing conclusions from "think tank" citations. The NPR ombudsman just the other day published their think tank references for the year:

American Enterprise -- 59
Brookings -- 102
Cato Institute -- 29
Center for Strategic and Intl. Studies -- 39
Heritage Foundation -- 20
Hoover Institute -- 69
Lexington Institute -- 9
Manhattan Institute -- 53

The idealogical slant of this roster is obvious, but would anyone argue that NPR is biased conservative?

3:01 PM  
Blogger mkchicago said...

Here's a link to the study itself
ucla study

3:12 PM  
Blogger sexyretard said...

I suppose that much can be made of the somewhat artificial way in which we delegate "liberal" and "conservative" to any given issue.

One's view of progressive taxation should not have any real impact on one's view of abortion. I would expect to see the subset of people favoring direct taxation to be split not too dissimilarly than the public at large on the question of abortion, and do you then put the pro-life progressive-taxation crowd in the liberal camp or the conservative one?

Since I like Special Report with Brit Hume, I'm not surprised to hear it's "conservative," and I am not going to fall into the popular trend of considering all of my views moderate while my opponents are extremists. CLTV political coverage has called all pro-choice Republicans "social moderates," leading one to ask what a "social liberal" would advocate; say, forced abortions?

What I notice, and I know others have also (like Matt Groening, whose cut on Fox News was hysterically funny and not unaccurate) is that liberals on FOX News get to talk second, and generally not as long, and are often shouted down.

7:05 AM  

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