What I note time and again in interaction with those who recite the “liberal media” mantra is that they want their preconceptions to be confirmed, rather than challenged. I want precisely the opposite. I go first to the BBC News each day, and I'll be checking out Al Jazeera English, as another commenter suggested.
I've tried hard to find liberal bias in NPR's coverage. I see virtually none in the straight reporting, but quite a bit in the selection of features. For instance, NPR doesn't provide much coverage of those who say that “the government is taking our hard-earned money and giving it to THEM.” It gives us plenty of heart-wrenching stories about “THEM.” I've gained much more understanding of how the former group distances itself from the latter in Facebook interactions than by listening to NPR.
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Liberal bias of National Public Radio
National Public Radio (NPR) has a non-liberal ombudsman. He scrutinizes the network's reporting in “On Murdoch and Liberal Bias At NPR.” I posted the following comment: