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Liberal Media Bias

Moderators Like Matt Lauer Fear False 'Liberal Media Bias' Arguments

John A. Tures | Posted 09.09.2016 | Politics
John A. Tures

No doubt Lauer, like many others in the media, feared being labeled "partial towards liberals," despite the absence of evidence that such a liberal media bias exists.

Media Objectivity Is Illusive: It Cuts Many Ways

Rich Rubino | Posted 06.27.2016 | Politics
Rich Rubino

It has become conventional belief that the media is supposed to be objective. Yet objectivity is unattainable. By choosing which part of a story to emphasize, which sources to use, and the order of the stories, media organizations exhibit bias.

Are Republicans Better Than Democrats at Spinning the Press?

Kara Alaimo | Posted 05.11.2016 | Politics
Kara Alaimo

In Politico's just-released annual survey of the White House press corps, reporters again complained about their lack of access to President Obama.

Screw The Laws, I Am Following My Conscience Instead

Domenick Scudera | Posted 09.15.2016 | Queer Voices
Domenick Scudera

God's law trumps man's law. It is heartening to know that Mr. Santorum - and so many other Republican candidates for president - will not follow American laws in the Oval Office.

Conservative PAC Slams Liberal Media Bias, MSNBC In New Ad

The Huffington Post | Jackson Connor | Posted 01.23.2015 | Media

Conservative War Chest, a political action committee that aims to "thwart the smear tactics of liberals," has released a new TV spot attacking leftwin...

Chris Christie, Barack Obama and Other Nonsense About 'Liberal Media Bias'

Larry Light | Posted 04.04.2014 | Media
Larry Light

Even news people who say they are conservative or liberal emerge, when you talk to them, as wishy-washy about their ideological leanings. The truth is that, whether in the media or the public as a whole, not everybody is political.

Alex Seitz-Wald: It's A Conspiracy!

92nd Street Y | Posted 10.21.2013 | Politics
92nd Street Y

As part of 92Y's partnership with, political reporter Alex Seitz-Wald spoke with us at The Jefferson Hotel in Washington D.C. about conspira...

Liberal Media Bias? Well, Sure!

Rick Horowitz | Posted 08.14.2013 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

It's only natural....

Think Again: Why Didn't the Iraq War Kill 'The Liberal Media'?

Eric Alterman | Posted 06.04.2013 | Media
Eric Alterman

We're three weeks into our "Lessons Learned from the Iraq War" -- more accurately titled, "Lessons Unlearned." One of the most glaring of these is the notion of a "liberal media" during the war.

America Needs More Hypocrisy

Daryl Rowland | Posted 04.07.2013 | Media
Daryl Rowland

Is it possible that we as a nation may have become a bit simplistic and two-dimensional about the place of hypocrisy in our world and its value?

The Right's Propaganda Victory Over the 'Liberal' Media

Larry Light | Posted 02.10.2013 | Media
Larry Light

Congratulations are in order. The conservative movement that rules the GOP has successfully undermined a vital American institution -- journalism.

Why Paul Ryan Is (Mostly) Right About the 'Liberal Media'

Scott Stenholm | Posted 12.10.2012 | Media
Scott Stenholm

What is never answered when Paul Ryan and others paint the media in such a partisan way is why that is. Why is the mainstream news media so historically liberally biased?

Think Again: How Conservatives Treat Media Bias (Hint: Confusingly)

Eric Alterman | Posted 12.05.2012 | Media
Eric Alterman

We've created this cottage industry in which it pays to be un-objective. It pays to be subjective as much as possible. It's a great way to have your cake and eat it too. Criticize other people for not being objective.

How Does Singleton's List of Facts About Obama Presidency Prove Liberal Media Bias?

Jason Salzman | Posted 07.22.2012 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Here's a suggestion. Let's agree to acknowledge the facts. Let's just say, yes, those are facts, and honor them as such, so we can have an honest debate about what we truly disagree on.

Newt's Victim Card Is a Joker

Michael Sigman | Posted 04.04.2012 | Politics
Michael Sigman

The trouble for Newt is that the victim strategy has no exit strategy. Having embarked on the trail of "You started it, Mitt"/"you're a big bully, Mitt," Newt hasd to project his own massive flaws onto others ever more hyperbolically.

The Real Problem With Media Today? The Audience

Larry Womack | Posted 03.18.2012 | Media
Larry Womack

Do traditional news outlets falter? Of course they do, all the time. And opinion does color the facts. But that is certainly no excuse to choose to expose yourself only to the work of journalists who you know share your political inclinations.

Tim Groseclose's Theory of Liberal Media Bias Remains Shaky

Terry Krepel | Posted 12.28.2011 | Media
Terry Krepel

Neither AIM nor anyone else in the right-wing media are going to call Groseclose on the flaws in his work -- the end result is all that matters.

WATCH: Colbert Defends Sean Hannity Against Anderson Cooper

Posted 06.28.2011 | Comedy

When Sean Hannity aired his special on liberal media bias, he used more than a few "artfully" cut clips to illustrate his point. Anderson Cooper took...

The Media's Failure to Report on Pigford Hurts Black Farmers

Lee Stranahan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Lee Stranahan

The story the press wants you to hear about Pigford is an overly simple one. But it's a very complex story, and not something that can be explained easily between two commercial breaks.

Tell the Truth! (But Not When It Hurts Brent Bozell's Agenda)

Terry Krepel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Terry Krepel

The "Tell the Truth" campaign is less about truth-telling and more about bullying the media into promoting right-wing talking points. The MRC doesn't really want a balanced media. It wants a slavishly right-wing media.

Tea Party Wins Put Reaganfeller Republicans On Notice

Sean Paige | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Sean Paige

At least in Colorado, it's officially a force to be reckoned with, which should be as alarming for Reaganfeller Republicans -- those who talk like Ronald Reagan but think and vote like Nelson Rockefeller -- as it is for liberal Democrats.

"The List" of Journolist Participants is Fake

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Cenk Uygur

If the liberal media is so strong, as the right claims it to be, then how come all of the liberals in the country don't have as much influence as just Glenn Beck? That's really painful to write, but clearly true.

Auld Lang Syne: Farewell To Another Decade Of "Liberal Media Bias"

Eric Boehlert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Eric Boehlert

My bookend quotes capture how the "liberal" Beltway press corps changed the rules to cover Gore at the beginning of the decade and Obama at the end of it.

The CNN-NPR-NYT Middle East Conspiracy

Marty Kaplan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Marty Kaplan

When people complain about bias in the media, it's always bias against their own point of view, and never in favor of their side. Nowhere is this more true than in coverage of the Middle East.

Long Live the Media's Left Wing Bias!

Norman Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Norman Horowitz

When I was at CBS and working with the News guys, they spent hours each day planning to distort the news and never show America anything that they did not like! Boy was that fun.