Occurs in the United States when the media systematically emphasizes one particular point of view in a way that contravenes the standards of professional journalism. Claims of media bias in the United States include claims of liberal bias, conservative bias, mainstream bias, and corporate bias. To combat this, a variety of watchdog groups attempt to find the facts behind both biased reporting and unfounded claims of bias. Research about media bias is now a subject of systematic scholarship in a variety of disciplines. (Wikipedia) Sharyl Attkisson has compiled a media bias chart with the help of her followers. She points out about it that:
I’ve updated the following subjective chart based on information compiled from various sources and your feedback. Some sources have shifted left or right, others have been added including: ESPN, McClatchy, the Federalist, Conservative Review, Washington Monthly, Twitchy, Gateway Pundit and Conservative Treehouse.
Please note that outlets on left and right sometimes publish material that’s on the opposite side of the political spectrum, or that has no political leaning at all. The placement is based on perceived overall tone and audience. Position on the chart doesn’t necessarily imply credibility or lack thereof. Sources on far right and far left have, in many instances, produced excellent, factually correct information at times.
I have loosely placed more traditional information sources in the top half of the chart working down toward aggregators, fact-checkers, opinion sites and less news-related sources. (This posed some position challenges since most of traditional information sources are left-leaning.) I did not attempt to place individual programs or broadcasts.
Compiling such a chart is obviously difficult for many reasons, some of them having to do with space. The spacing should be considered relative and not an indicator of absolute position. A number of the information sources technically belong on top of one another. You have contributed terrific ideas, such as sizing boxes based on audience, and dividing into quadrants. This is a work in progress. Thanks for your input!
Truthers should already understand that left or right leaning is important but much less important than deep state leaning. I’ve had to learn which news media to trust and, of course, which ones are conspiracy deniers, fake news outlets, double speak outlets putting out disinformation, etc. As a lifelong Christian, I am right leaning by nature, but I also believe conservative values are in line with the Founders and Christianity, and ultimately we are in a spiritual war where Satan’s war on Christianity has deceived many to abandon conservative values, thus most on the left are not fully in line with truth, but may align with some truths. Certainly not all on the right are trustworthy either as the deep state tries to control both sides.
Infowars created their own news chart depicting how most leftist mainstream media sites promote tyranny, while the conservative “garbage” sites on the mainstream maps (see HERE, HERE, and HERE) actually promote liberty and freedom.
Despite journalists’ denials, it’s now pretty much a fact that journalism is one of the most left-wing of all professions. But until recently, that wasn’t thought to be true of financial journalists — who have a reputation for being the most right-leaning and free-market-oriented among mainstream journalists. If that was ever true, it sure isn’t today, a new study suggests.
Researchers from Arizona State University and Texas A&M University questioned 462 financial journalists around the country. They followed up with 18 additional interviews. The journalists worked for The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Associated Press and a number of other newspapers. What they found surprised them.
Even the supposedly hard-nosed financial reporters were overwhelmingly liberal. Of the 462 people surveyed, 17.63% called themselves “very liberal,” while 40.84% described themselves as “somewhat liberal.”
When you add it up, 58.47% admit to being left of center. Along with that, another 37.12% claim to be “moderate.”
What about the mythic “conservative” financial journalist? In fact, a mere 0.46% of financial journalists called themselves “very conservative,” while just 3.94% said they were “somewhat conservative.” That’s a whopping 4.4% of the total that lean right-of-center.
That’s a ratio of 13 “liberals” for every one “conservative.” Whatever happened to ideological diversity?
Please remember this as you watch the business news or read a financial story in the paper. You might want to take its message with a grain of salt. That’s especially true if the piece seems unduly harsh on the free-market system and its many proven benefits. Or if it lauds socialism as an “answer” to society’s ills.
A post-election survey of 1,000 voters by McLaughlin & Associates found that “a forceful plurality” (48 percent) of respondents believe the media coverage is “unfair and biased” against President Trump. Even 16 percent of Democrats agreed (as well as 48 percent of independents and 80 percent of Republicans).
Thirty-four percent said the media were “fair” and not biased” in their Trump coverage. Nearly two-thirds of Democrats (63 percent) picked that option. Eleven percent of Democrats tried to claim the media was “unfair and biased” in favor of Trump!
A Rasmussen Reports survey in late October found that 45 percent of all likely voters in the midterm elections believed “that when most reporters write about a congressional race, they are trying to help the Democratic candidate.”
Only eleven percent said the media would try to help the Republican, and 35 percent said they thought reporters simply try to report the news in an unbiased way.
Swiss Propaganda Research (SPR), an independent nonprofit research group investigating geopolitical propaganda in Swiss and international media, created The Media Navigator which classifies more than 70 news outlets based on their political stance and their relationship to power. In many cases, the latter is more significant.
Chronological History of Media Bias
Michigan News Channel and AP Publish Election Results One Week Before Actual Election
University Study Reveals Google’s Gmail System in 2020 Election Had Progressively Anti-Conservative Bias
Poject Veritas Releases CNN Undercover Recordings Showing Bias Against President Trump, Tucker Carlson
Google caught reminding liberals, but not conservatives, to vote
Twitter Changes Retweet Functionality to Add ‘Friction’ Before Election
Trump / Biden Hold Town Halls
NBC-WSJ Poll Gives Biden 14 Point Lead… By Massively Oversampling Democrats
First Presidential Debate of 2020: Trump vs. Biden… and ‘Debate Moderator’ Chris Wallace
OAN’s Chanel Rion Launches New Nat’l WH Correspondents Assoc. to “Restore Balance and Diversity of Viewpoints” in WH News Coverage
STUDY: 150 TIMES More Negative News on Trump than Biden