Does the Media Favor a Certain Candidate?
Several weeks ago I summarized my view of media bias during this election, both to the right and the left. A new report was released yesterday by a non-partisan group that analyzes the bias of the media covering the presidential campaign during a recent 6-week period. Very interesting. Here is my summary of the report as it relates to negative stories:
Note: I created the above report by pulling numbers from the data table attached to the Pew Research Center's report. See the original tables here.
Based on their negative reporting...
- Does the media overall favor (or reject) a one of the candidates?
- Which news outlet seems most fair and balanced?
By the way, remember this is not a political blog. I rarely talk politics, but am doing so exclusively this week leading up to the election. If this is getting on your nerves--just turn me off until next Wednesday when we get back to "normal."