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 Post subject: Perception of Conservative Bias in Media 64% Higher
PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2007 9:30 am 
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Perception of conservative bias in media 64 percent higher since Sept. 2001

The American public shouldn't have taken way over 6 years to have figured this out! :roll:


The number of Americans who see the media as too conservative has grown by 64 percent since September of 2001, while the larger proportion of those who see it as too liberal has stagnated over the same period, according to a new Gallup poll.

About one in five respondents in a recent survey -- 18 percent -- see the media as being too conservative a 63.6 percent increase over the 11 percent who saw conservative bias six years ago, Gallup found. Perceptions of conservative bias have increased steadily since 2001 and were slightly higher last year, when 19 percent said the media favored the right wing.

Nearly half of Americans see the media as being too liberal, but that measure in the survey released Monday did not move from the 45 percent who saw liberal bias in 2001.

"The tendency on the part of Americans to perceive the news media as too liberal has been observed in each Gallup survey in which this question has been asked since 2001," writes Gallup pollster Frank Newport. "Still, if there is a perceptible trend, it is the finding that the 'too conservative' number has been climbing slightly throughout the decade."

The liberal bias perception seems overwhelmingly fueled by Republicans, more than three in four of whom say the media is left-leaning, but Democrats are not as likely to see conservative bias in the media. In fact, slightly more independents (25 percent) than Democrats (22 percent) told pollsters the media is too conservative, although a 43 percent plurality of independents saw a liberal bias.

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Not only has this taken far too long, but it is still far too few.

What is wrong with this country? Yes, msm is honking into their ears constantly, but they can't figure it out?

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