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Many books in the past decade have been published about the ethereal notion known as media bias While the majority of the books have been about the so-called liberal bias that the media has such as Bernard Goldbergs aptly name Bias and Ann Coulters hate-filled rant Slander there have also been a few about a supposed conservative bias such as Eric Altermans recent What Liberal Media The truth that neither end of the political spectrum is willing to admit is that both are right and both are wrong For all intensive purposes there is no bias While no matter where one looks there will be seemingly biased accounts they come from both sides You can pretty much find whatever viewpoint you want to hear from In the next few pages we will examine the different mediums used for news and look at reported biases in each of them TV is one of the more pervasive mediums used for news With the advent of digital cable and satellite television it is now possible to receive up to 600 or more television channels an increasing portion of which is devoted to news and news channels CNBC MSNBC CNN Fox News and others are all news 247 and now irrelevant is the evening broadcast on the three big networks CBS NBC and ABC These are where many of the liberal bias complaints are directed Goldbergs Bias focuses on his experiences on CBS and how there is an inordinate number of liberal and Democrat journalists and reporters Unfortunately he fails to back up these claims with any hard data or statistics Relying mostly on tidbits from Dan Rather such as Its one of the great political myths about press bias Most reporters dont know whether theyre Republican or Democrat and vote every which way And the liberal bias myth is basically a canard used by politicians and I understand whybecause they want to blame somebody anybody but themselves
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