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Does the media have a liberal bias? 2021 - media

"Is the media liberal?" This question is often asked by readers and viewers because politicians routinely make this accusation, especially in election years. While it is common to hear about liberal media prejudice, it needs further investigation to find out if it is true.


Since politics is a bloody sport, every time a story is judged negatively against a candidate or a government leader in the news media, an immediate charge is made that the reporter, his editors or business owners are looking for the "helpless" politician. to help the people. It is more common to hear allegations of liberal media bias than conservative media bias.

The media misunderstanding some people, including politicians, try to convey is that secret meetings are held in media companies across the country where reporters are given instructions on how to tilt the news for liberal political gain. Before a story is posted on the air, on the internet, or in print, it is skewed so that liberal political views are encouraged while conservative views are suppressed.


The right to liberal media orientation has existed for decades. The Nixon administration said the news media was biased against the US war in Vietnam and the constant negative reports weighed on US military efforts. Presidential candidate George H.W. Bush called the reporter "sad experts" for describing his 1980 scoffing campaign.

In the 2008 presidential election, media outlets were criticized for helping Barack Obama win the White House while portraying John McCain and Sarah Palin in a bad light. The interview with Katie Couric that Palin impaled is an example of the conservatives hinting at supporting their claims.


Indeed, news reporters criticized the US military efforts in Vietnam. CBS news anchor Walter Cronkite, one of the 10 TV legends, returned from a trip to Vietnam to say the war was not winnable. It was one of 12 events that changed reporting. But President Lyndon B. Johnson, a Liberal Democrat, was still in the White House. Cronkite's analysis would have been critical to a liberal, not a conservative politician.

There is also evidence that Cronkite had not intended to condemn the U.S. chances in Vietnam since his previous reports were positive.

During the 2008 presidential campaign, media attention focused on the democratic race for president because of its historical nature. The nominee should be either Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton. The story was more exciting than the competition on the Republican side.

As for the interview with Katie Couric who impaled Palin, Liberals have long argued that Couric's interview wasn't difficult at all. For example, Couric simply asked which magazines and newspapers Palin read, and Palin replied "all" and did not give a specific name so that the vice-presidential candidate did not appear to be informed.

While some say Republican nominee John McCain did not get cheap coverage, he has long been considered a favorite of news reporters. Part of it was because of his Straight Talk Express bus during the 2000 election. Reporters had almost non-stop access to McCain as they all toured the country during this year's Republican primary.

Bottom line

When discussing allegations of liberal media bias, it is important to define the media. Hollywood stars like the liberal George Clooney are not afraid to express their political views or vote for candidates. It is thanks to Oprah Winfrey that he gave Obama the boost he needed to overtake Hillary Clinton in the 2008 Democratic primary, despite the backlash of some viewers for turning her back on a female candidate. However, Clint Eastwood has long favored Conservative candidates and spoke at the 2012 Republican National Convention.

Neither Clooney nor Winfrey are bound by the same ethical standards as traditional reporters, who are well advised not to talk to political candidates. Talk show hosts, like MSNBC's Rachel Maddow, present weird TV shows that shouldn't be viewed as pure news. While she is politically liberal, she is compensated by Sean Hannity and other conservatives on the Fox News Channel.

Traditional news media sometimes present news that is critical of presidential administrations or campaigns, as Cronkite did generations ago. These reports must be accurate and balanced to avoid prejudice.

For those who work in the news media, part of watching government officials is criticism. For viewers receiving news from a variety of sources, including talk show hosts with different points of view, it ensures that political questions are open to all sides.