Left Turn: How Liberal Media Bias Distorts the American Mind

Left Turn: How Liberal Media Bias Distorts the American Mind

Tim Groseclose

Dr. Tim Groseclose, a professor of political technological know-how and economics at UCLA, has spent years developing particular, quantitative measures of the slant of media retailers. He does this through measuring the political content material of stories, for you to degree the PQ, or "political quotient" of electorate and politicians.

Among his conclusions are: (i) all mainstream media shops have a liberal bias; and (ii) whereas a few supposedly conservative outlets―such the Washington instances or Fox information' Special Report―do lean correct, their conservative bias is lower than the liberal bias of such a lot mainstream retailers.

Groseclose contends that the overall leftward bias of the media has shifted the PQ of the typical American by way of approximately 20 issues, on a scale of a hundred, the variation among the present political opinions of the common American, and the political beliefs of the typical resident of Orange County, California or Salt Lake County, Utah. With Left flip readers can simply calculate their very own PQ―to come to a decision for themselves if the unfairness exists. This well timed, much-needed research brings truth to this usually overheated debate.

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