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Wally_in_Cincy
05-26-2004, 01:45 PM
Journalists at national media outlets are more liberal and less conservative than nine years ago, and while in 1995 they were upset that the media were too critical of President Clinton, they are now disturbed that the media are going too easy on President Bush, a just-released survey conducted by the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press found. Five times more national outlet journalists identify themselves as liberal, 34 percent, than conservative, a mere 7 percent. The poll also discovered that while the reporters, editors, producers and executives have a great deal of trouble naming a “liberal” news outlet, they had no problem seeing a “conservative” outlet, with an incredible 69 percent readily naming the Fox News Channel.

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A mere 8 percent of the national press believe the media are being “too critical” of President Bush, compared to nearly seven times as many, 55 percent, who think the media are “not critical enough.” Back in 1995, as recounted in the MRC’s June, 1995 edition of MediaWatch, Times Mirror determined that just two percent thought the press had given "too much" coverage to Clinton administration achievements, compared to 48 percent to saw “too little” on Clinton’s achievements. The remaining 49 percent called coverage "about right."

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About a third of national journalists (34%) and somewhat fewer local journalists (23%) describe themselves as liberals; that compares with 19% of the public in a May survey conducted by the Pew Research Center. Moreover, there is a relatively small number of conservatives at national and local news organizations. Just 7% of national news people and 12% of local journalists describe themselves as conservatives, compared with a third of all Americans.



http://www.mediaresearch.org/cyberalerts/2004/cyb20040524.asp#1

pooltchr
05-26-2004, 02:23 PM
Hmmmmmmmmmm
Sounds like the media might be just a little bit out of touch with the general public.
Who would have thought?

eg8r
05-26-2004, 02:56 PM
Maybe they just have a tremendous ability to put their bias aside and really give fair treatment to both sides of the spectrum. /ccboard/images/graemlins/smile.gif

eg8r <~~~maybe I am a bit sarcastic

moblsv
05-26-2004, 03:56 PM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote Wally_in_Cincy:</font><hr>Just 7% of national news people and 12% of local journalists describe themselves as conservatives, compared with a third of all Americans.
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I doubt a third of all americans really understand what it means to be conservative or liberal

SPetty
05-26-2004, 07:40 PM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote moblsv:</font><hr> <blockquote><font class="small">Quote Wally_in_Cincy:</font><hr>Just 7% of national news people and 12% of local journalists describe themselves as conservatives, compared with a third of all Americans. <hr /></blockquote>I doubt a third of all Americans really understand what it means to be conservative or liberal. <hr /></blockquote>And, it must be pointed out that if you don't describe yourself as conservative, it doesn't mean you'd describe yourself as liberal.

eg8r
05-27-2004, 06:20 AM
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And, it must be pointed out that if you don't describe yourself as conservative, it doesn't mean you'd describe yourself as liberal. <hr /></blockquote> Without looking at the questionnaire (if there was one), you are implying that it did not ask if you were a liberal, and answering no would mean you were a conservative.

eg8r

pooltchr
05-27-2004, 06:21 AM
Very true. Those of us who really understand what is happening in Washington call ourselves Liberterian! /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif

highsea
05-27-2004, 06:30 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote pooltchr:</font><hr> /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif <hr /></blockquote>

And a lot of us who don't.

-CM /ccboard/images/graemlins/wink.gif