Posted by: edgarvasiliu | August 6, 2009

Why is the perception of the Media as conservative, growing?

In the reader page 147 the GallUp poll shows that more people are thinking that the media is too conservative as its steadily grown in the past few years from 11% to 18% of the population. I wonder what could be the case of this phenomenon? The perception of a conservative media because its of lack of watchdog role in pre-Iraq War? The popularity of Bill O’Reilly, Lous Dobbs, Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh, Mike Savage, Sean Hannity, etc? The article talked about political polarization increasingly reflects the public news habits. So, could this be evidence of the polarization of perception as an outgrowth? Or something else completely?

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  1. I don’t think that the amount of conservative media has increased. However, I think that the amount of influence the already existing conservative media has has increased. The only conservative television station is FOX news. The rest are liberal television stations. However, with FOX news being the most popular and the most successful news station, it seems like th media is getting more conservative. It’s just because conservative media members and conservative pundits are strong in their views and extremely well known. Because there are so many extreme conservative on a single news station, the general public is beginning to think that they’re taking over th media. But, in general, I think that liberal media is still and will always be the larger bias in news.


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