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Is the mainstream media biased toward the right or to the left?

To me, the mainstream media is obviously biased to the left. However, when I spoke with my niece in college, she thinks the media is biased toward the right. I was amazed, does any one else think that and why? I am talking about TV shows and articles that claim to be objective reporting like newspaper articles and news broadcasts. I am not talikng about news comentaty shows like Rush limbaugh or Bill O'reilly.

Asked By: gary g - 4/12/2008
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Depends on what your definition of "is" is. I mean "mainstream... More
Answered By: getinformed - 4/12/2008
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They're biased to the advertisers. You'll never hear them badmouthing any company that buys ads from them.
Answered By: Albert Fish - 4/12/2008
 
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Answered By: sgl - 4/12/2008
 
Depends on the outlet. And unfortunately Rush and Bill are part of mainstream media, whether it serves to prove your (completely wrong) point or not.
Answered By: Beth - 4/12/2008
 
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