Skip to comments.Americans See Liberal Media Bias on TV News
Posted on 07/14/2007 4:50:59 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
mericans See Liberal Media Bias on TV News Friday, July 13, 2007 Advertisment
By a 39% to 20% margin, American adults believe that the three major broadcast networks deliver news with a bias in favor of liberals. A Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey found that just 25% believe that ABC, CBS, and NBC deliver the news without any bias.
Similar results are found for CNN and National Public Radio (NPR). By a margin of 33% to 16%, Americans say that CNN has a liberal bias. The nations adults say the same about NPR by a 27% to 14% margin.
There is one major exception to the belief that media outlets have a liberal biasFox News. Thirty-one percent (31%) of Americans say it has a bias that favors conservatives while 15% say it has a liberal bias.
When it comes to delivering news without bias, 37% believe NPR accomplishes that goal. Thirty-six percent (36%) say the same for Fox and 32% believe its true of CNN. As noted earlier, just 25% believe the major broadcast networks deliver news in an unbiased manner. Results for other media outlets will be released over the next week.
Media fairness has emerged as a debate on Capitol Hill following the recent debate on immigration when public opinion overwhelmed the will of the Senate. Some lawmakers have called for a re-introduction of the Fairness Doctrine requiring stations to air competing points of view. Rasmussen Reports will release data on public attitudes towards that concept over the weekend.
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The thing most shocking thing is why only 36% of the people see it?
By a 36% to 17% margin Americans see water when they look at the ocean.
Reaching for nitroglycerine pill. Rolls eyes.
The significant piece of data here is that only 39 percent (conservatives) see a liberal bias. 61 percent don’t see it. Yes, that includes mainly people who aren’t sure, but that’s just fine with the liberals. 20 percent are too liberal to see or admit a liberal MSM bias. Another 41 percent are too stupid to see it. I’m not surprised by these findings, but no one should see them as evidence that the MSM is losing its clout. It’s just taking different forms.
Caller ID and cell phones are making these polls obsolete.
Heh. Good one!
Shocking indeed. Sometimes the sheeple surprise me.
I will never understand why they even watch the drivel that comes from the mainstream but the fact they are starting to realize it’s garbage is re-assuring.
“Only Fox News is biased.”
Which is why I changed the channel when Geraldo came on at 8. ;)
NPR????? Say What?????
whacked out leftist news ping
I suspect that many people responded that they don't watch ABC, CBS, NBC and CNN and don't watch or listen to NPR news, which likely was the first prerequisite question.
The American people are waking up, and the MSM is losing its grip (although it’s still powerful).
Well, yes. The left 25%ile of the Bell-Shaped Curve..That would fit.
Now, the old term "Moron" was around a SB of 70. So, it just might explain it.
The home page for the Rasmussen report shows that there are 16% who are “not sure.” Which can be an honest answer, as network news is loosing viewership steadily. So the 61% you are worried about is actually around 45%. I agree, that’s not much of a consolation, but at least the contingent of those with their heads in the sand is below 50%.
When it comes to delivering news without bias, 37% believe NPR accomplishes that goal.
Whaaat? National Propaganda Radio is hands down the worst of the lot. I don’t watch TV, surely the TV alphabet networks can’t be worse! I can’t stand but a few minutes of listening to NPR’s political demogoguery.
“Media fairness has emerged as a debate on Capitol Hill following the recent debate on immigration when public opinion overwhelmed the will of the Senate. Some lawmakers have called for a re-introduction of the Fairness Doctrine requiring stations to air competing points of view.”
Thats the money quote. See how the article skips from talk of bias in tv to the fairness doctrine which would have no effect on it and radio on which it would. Its fine that CNN and FOX compete for their viewships. Its wrong for the government to tell a particular radio station or network they have to “balance” their programming.
A British ditty from the beginning of the last century:
“You do not have
To bribe or twist
Of the British journalist
Considering what he would do
There is no reason to.”
Inspired by the “caveat emptor” principle of Roman law, which sounds a note of caution for potential buyers, media consumers should heed the unwritten warning, “Reader/Viewer/Listener beware.” And some Strong Criticism within the journalistic profession wouldnt hurt either.
Do polls fall under the no call list restrictions too?
Let's just restate it the way the MSM would:
"By a factor of 2 to 1, American adults believe that the three major broadcast networks deliver news with a bias in favor of the liberals."
I'll see your duh and raise you double duh.
NPR is the most biased of them all!!!!!!
Americans See Liberal Media Bias on TV News
What Americans believe is insignificant compared to what actually is.
Research should attempt to discover the fact, and then compare that with the opinion.
Wait until they find out they turned Congress over to crooks.
I used to answer all calls no matter what the I.D. number was. In my experience, all calls from “Unknown” were either solicitations from the Republican Party or pollsters and the occasional solicitation.
I don’t answer any calls from “Unknown” anymore.
Also, I don’t think cell phone numbers are even available to pollsters but I may be wrong about that. I live in WI but my cell phone # has a CA area code, long story, and if I was polled via my cell phone it would be useless info.
Rasmussen better re-check his numbers. The belief in a liberal bias better be more than a 19% plurality.
I moved back to the States after 14 years in Japan in late 2004 and put my number on the do not call list immediately. I did it again when I moved to Alaska (and I understand about your cell phone because my cell phone still has a Virginia number). I answer unknowns because we get calls from Japan and they show up as unknown. But in that time I have never received a call from a poll. That’s why I wondered if they have to abide by the no call list.
Lieberals in the news biz simply won’t admit to their bias. That’s why the “Fairness Doctrine’ in talk radio is necessary to them. They can’t stand that conservatives admit their agenda and are still successful. No success for Air America? Great...we’ll force you to listen to a progressive agenda then. None of my lefty friends will admit that the nightly news, weekly news mags, every major newspaper, etc., has a lieberal bias.
NPR is one of the most left wing “news” outlets in operation.
I understand 37% of American adults are drugged-up moonbats.
crap...even the rats admit the media is liberally biased:
NPR is little more than the official party mouth piece for the DNC. Why one red cent of our tax dollars goes to these people is beyond me.
Ergo 75 percent think that the news is somehow BIASED! Even the headline on the survey is biased.
I’m sure the MSM will be all over THIS poll.
I believe polls are exempt from the no call lists as are any businesses that you’ve dealt with. I think non-profits are exempt also. Those are the rules in Wisconsin.
Does anyone know where Rasmussen, Zogby, etc. get their phone lists?
NPR is one of the most left wing news outlets in operation.Which is why I question the AFR (armed forces radio), the only halfway decent English station around here, for using the NPR feeds for news!?!? I listen to Rush every weeknight here (they only play him for an hour, not the full 3), and for almost every 'break' that Rush takes, they play NPR news >.
And that subgroup had a difficult time remembering their names.
even in polling MSNBC scores zero on the ratings
I don’t se how only 39% would see the bias unless they just don’t watch tv news. hee hee
If only 39 percent say there is a liberal bias, then ipso facto 61 percent don’t understand the most fundamental thing about the media, and that’s ignorant. Whether they say “not sure” or something else isn’t the main point. It’s still a discouraging stat, though it’s probably a little better than it used to be.
Could be. Hope you’re right. Wish they had expressed an opinion, in that case.
Yeah, and this American is downright sick of it.