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NYT clears NYT of allegations of bias

This is a joke…right?

The Times needs to offer an aggressive look at the president’s record, policy promises and campaign operation to answer the question: Who is the real Barack Obama?Many critics view The Times as constitutionally unable to address the election in an unbiased fashion. Like a lot of America, it basked a bit in the warm glow of Mr. Obama’s election in 2008. The company published a book about the country’s first African-American president, “Obama: The Historic Journey.” The Times also published a lengthy portrait of him in its Times Topics section on NYTimes.com, yet there’s nothing of the kind about George W. Bush or his father.

According to a study by the media scholars Stephen J. Farnsworth and S. Robert Lichter, The Times’s coverage of the president’s first year in office was significantly more favorable than its first-year coverage of three predecessors who also brought a new party to power in the White House: George W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Ronald Reagan.

Writing for the periodical Politics & Policy, the authors were so struck by the findings that they wondered, “Did The Times, perhaps in response to the aggressive efforts by Murdoch’s Wall Street Journal to seize market share, decide to tilt more to the left than it had in the past?”

I strongly doubt that. Based on conversations with Times reporters and editors who cover the campaign and Washington, I think they see themselves as aggressive journalists who don’t play favorites. Still, a strong current of skepticism holds that the paper skews left. Unfortunately, this is exacerbated by collateral factors — for example, political views that creep into nonpolitical coverage.

Nope, we’ve been right down the middle, no favoritism on our part.  How do we know?  Because we just checked ourselves.  And as luck would have it, we’re clean.  So there.

So nope…no liberal media bias!

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April 24, 2012 - Posted by | media bias, Obama

3 Comments »

  1. It’s sorta like politicians policing themselves, i.e. the phony ethics panel, etc. Doesn’t hold water. Look at the Rangel debacle as an example of how that works, or not.
    Liberalism is a serious mental disorder.

    Comment by Jules P. Guidry | April 24, 2012

  2. Rangel is an excellent example!

    Comment by tnjack | April 25, 2012

  3. Go to any state or federal penetentiary. All the inmates say that they are actually inocent. Like the NYT, we can trust them to be completely hosent and objective, right??? Right????

    Comment by Kevin | April 26, 2012


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