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RE: 80%+ who believe news media not objective 3/16/07

Posted by Steve Boriss in Journalism.

Ronald Brownstein, LA Times national affairs columnist, illustrates the great divide between the public’s overwhelming acceptance of media bias and journalists’ denial. According to Browstein, essentially it is only Fox News that is biased, as conventional news organizations attempt “to abide, however imperfectly, by the traditional standards of (yes) fairness and balance.” If 80%+ of voters don’t believe it, can journalists’ efforts be shrugged-off simply as “imperfect”?


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