"Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence." - Dr. Carl Sagan
I think the big problem is that the public and some TV people don't know the difference between opinion/commentary and news. Commmentary shows such as Hannity, Beck, O'Reilly, Olberman are biased and shouldn't pretend to be otherwise. News should be strictly facts and therefore have no bias. Asking a tough question that is difficult for someone to answer, such as, "name a Supreme Court decision with which you disagree," is not bias.
Last edited by Layla_Z; 11-24-10 at 12:47 PM.
~Fighting for peace is like screwing for virginity.
~I have as much authority as the Pope, I just don't have as many people who believe it.
~If all the world is a stage, where is the audience sitting?
you cant group NBC and MSNBC into one. NBC is a genuine unbias news outlet while MSNBC has a clear leaning, though they make no effort to make it out as 'fair and balanced' which is respectable, kinda a bunch of dicks though
According to a Harvard Professor...
HARVARD PROF: "Fox News LEAST Biased" (here's the proof...)
The Media Sectors | Project for Excellence in Journalism (PEJ)
The programming studied on Fox News offered a somewhat more positive picture of Republicans and more negative one of Democrats compared with other media outlets. Fox News stories about a Republican candidate were most likely to be neutral (47%), with the remainder more positive than negative (32% vs. 21% negative). The bulk of that positive coverage went to Giuliani (44% positive), while McCain still suffered from unflattering coverage (20% positive vs. 35% negative).
When it came to Democratic candidates, the picture was more negative. Again, neutral stories had a slight edge (39%), followed by 37% negative and 24% positive. And, in marked contrast from the rest of the media, coverage of Obama was twice as negative as positive: 32% negative vs. 16% positive and 52% neutral.
But any sense here that the news channel was uniformly positive about Republicans or negative about Democrats is not manifest in the data.