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http://mediamatters.org/static/pdf/oped_report.pdf

Though papers may be "willing to consider" progressive syndicated columnists, this unprecedented study reveals the true extent of the dominance of conservatives:

Sixty percent of the nation’s daily newspapers print more conservative syndicated columnists every week than progressive syndicated columnists. Only 20 percent run more progressives than conservatives, while the remaining 20 percent are evenly balanced.

In a given week, nationally syndicated progressive columnists are published in newspapers with a combined total circulation of 125 million. Conservative columnists, on the other hand, are published in newspapers with a combined total circulation of more than 152 million.2

The top 10 columnists as ranked by the number of papers in which they are • carried include five conservatives, two centrists, and only three progressives.

The top 10 columnists as ranked by the total circulation of the papers in which • they are published also include five conservatives, two centrists, and only three progressives.

In 38 states, the conservative voice is greater than the progressive voice -- in other words, conservative columns reach more readers in total than progressive columns. In only 12 states is the progressive voice greater than the conservative voice.

In three out of the four broad regions of the country -- the West, the South, and the Midwest -- conservative syndicated columnists reach more readers than progressive syndicated columnists. Only in the Northeast do progressives reach more readers, and only by a margin of 2 percent.

In eight of the nine divisions into which the U.S. Census Bureau divides the country, conservative syndicated columnists reach more readers than progressive syndicated columnists in any given week. Only in the Middle Atlantic division do progressive columnists reach more readers each week.

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i am not sure of the print media but the electronic media are conservative bashing with out regard to facts or reason

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That is just because the Top 10 columnists are the most popular and then happen to be conservative.

Not because newspapers are biased.

It is the market at work . . . :wavey:

steph

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I agree with Steph. Look at what happened with Air America........nobody was listening. And whether or not one approves of Rush Limbaugh's fire-breathing, liberal-bashing, Neanderthal-era brand of politics, there's no denying that people of all political persuasions pay attention to what he says.

Now, if only there were a voice for the REST of us........sigh........

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I agree with Steph. Look at what happened with Air America........nobody was listening. And whether or not one approves of Rush Limbaugh's fire-breathing, liberal-bashing, Neanderthal-era brand of politics, there's no denying that people of all political persuasions pay attention to what he says.

Now, if only there were a voice for the REST of us........sigh........

Air America is a perfect example.

Marla - you should be the voice . .. .how is your radio voice? :1luvu:

steph

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I dunno..........I've never been on the radio before.:lol2: Years ago, I was a lector at Mass, and I read Scriptural passages in front of 800-900 people. so there's no real issue with performing in public. But I did well at it because those weren't MY words.:wink2:

Thanks for the vote of confidence, though.:tku:

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Conservative bias in media....????

Thanks for the laugh.

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Conservative bias in media....????

Thanks for the laugh.

I leave Allnurses up on the computer most of the day and when I was gone yesterday working out, my husband glanced at this thread. When I came home he said "Do people really believe that there is a conservative bias in the media?" He was incredulous. And also had a good laugh.

steph

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There is a media bias in anything that's not in the govt agenda. For example, of all the presidential candidates, Ron Paul has the most conservative record. Yet, he was even banned by Fox news, even though they claim to be conservative. Then again, most people don't know what a true conservative is.

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There is a media bias in anything that's not in the govt agenda. For example, of all the presidential candidates, Ron Paul has the most conservative record. Yet, he was even banned by Fox news, even though they claim to be conservative. Then again, most people don't know what a true conservative is.

Ron Paul is libertarian. He is just registered Republican.

Libertarians and conservatives share some ideas but not all.

Unfortunately, Ron Paul is not a good representative . . maybe his writings but he acts like a crazy person.

I've mentioned this in another thread but there is an eccentric lawyer who moved here, bought up most of the buildings and refuses to let them be rented unless you follow all of his rules. He is libertarian too and I swear he and Ron are twins.

Not painting all libertarian folks with this guy or even Ron Paul. But Ron Paul just digs his own grave with his rantings.

steph

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Well, we're talking about conservatives, and yea, libertarians share conservative ideas; however, my point is in conservative ideas, not on what people's behavior are. But since you brought it up, here is a nice survey to keep in mind:

The New American recently published its “Freedom Index” rating all U.S. representatives and senators on key votes. Only two lawmakers earned perfect scores: Rep. Ron Paul and Sen. Tom Coburn.

The New American’s "Freedom Index," a twice-a-year feature, was formerly known as "The Conservative Index." The name was changed beginning with this latest index because the word "conservative" no longer connotes constitutional principles of limited government at home and avoiding foreign entanglements abroad, as it once did. In fact, in recent years the word "conservative" has increasingly been associated with policies that used to be considered decidedly "liberal," particularly since George W. Bush has occupied the White House.

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Well, we're talking about conservatives, and yea, libertarians share conservative ideas; however, my point is in conservative ideas, not on what people's behavior are. But since you brought it up, here is a nice survey to keep in mind:

The New American recently published its "Freedom Index" rating all U.S. representatives and senators on key votes. Only two lawmakers earned perfect scores: Rep. Ron Paul and Sen. Tom Coburn.

The New American's "Freedom Index," a twice-a-year feature, was formerly known as "The Conservative Index." The name was changed beginning with this latest index because the word "conservative" no longer connotes constitutional principles of limited government at home and avoiding foreign entanglements abroad, as it once did. In fact, in recent years the word "conservative" has increasingly been associated with policies that used to be considered decidedly "liberal," particularly since George W. Bush has occupied the White House.

Well, they've made an error . . .GWB is NOT conservative. :rolleyes:

So to judge the word conservative by him, is not accurate.

steph

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