The Corner

Pew Study Finds U.S. Media Disproportionately Liberal

Yesterday the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press released a broad study of journalists which includes a look at newsroom ideology, proving (yet again) that the Fourth Estate is way out of ideological sync with normal folks. While a third of Americans are self-described “conservatives,” only 7 percent of those who work in the “national press” are such. On the flip side, 34 percent of national reporters call themselves “liberal,” well over the 20 percent of unfortunate Americans who admit they’re lefties. You’ll find the details here. Save it for the next time Joe Conason and Eric Alterman and their comrades rant about the vast right-wing media conspiracy.

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