- Aug 17, 2005
- Reaction score
- Political Leaning
- Very Conservative
U.C.L.A. has done a study which is set for publication next week that states that Fox News, long accused of being a right wing media propaganda machine is in actuality the most centrist news network. The study also claims that the majority of major media outlets do indeed slant to the left here's a passage and a link to read the full summary of the publication set for release next week:
This is just further evidence that my previous assertion that the majority of the media is liberally biased and there for Fox only looks like it leans to the right by comparison.Our results show a very significant liberal bias. All of the news outlets except Fox News’ Special Report received a score to the left of the average member of Congress. Moreover, by one of our measures all but three of these media outlets (Special Report, the Drudge Report, and ABC’s World News Tonight) were closer to the average Democrat in Congress than to the median member of the House of Representatives. One of our measures found that the Drudge Report is the most centrist of all media outlets in our sample. Our other measure found that Fox News’ Special Report is the most centrist. These findings refer strictly to the news stories of the outlets. That is, we omitted editorials, book reviews, and letters to the editor from our sample.
To compute our measure, we count the times that a media outlet cites various think tanks. We compare this with the times that members of Congress cite the same think tanks in their speeches on the floor of the House and Senate. By comparing the citation patterns we can construct an ADA score for each media outlet.