Sunday, July 22, 2007
In the final poll of a series measuring perceptions of media bias, the Associated Press, local television stations, MSNBC, and CNBC are all perceived as tilting to the left when reporting the news. Earlier releases showed that most Americans believe the major broadcast networks, CNN, and NPR have a liberal bias. Fox News is seen as having a bias in the other direction. In print, the New York Times, Washington Post , and local newspapers were also seen as having a liberal bias. Americans are evenly divided as to whether or not the “Fairness Doctrine” should be restored. That regulation required broadcast outlets to present alternative viewpoints.Rasmussen subscribers can log in to read the rest of this article.
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