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Chris Metcalf

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On my way to work this morning I was listening to NPR and they had a piece on a recent Pew study on the bias of members of the media. Here’s a quote from an Editor & Publisher article on the study:

At national organizations (which includes print, TV and radio), the numbers break down like this: 34% liberal, 7% conservative. At local outlets: 23% liberal, 12% conservative. At Web sites: 27% call themselves liberals, 13% conservatives.

Is anybody really surprised by this? I’m not. I doubt the major news media will talk much about it though.

You can also read the NPR column if you’re into that.