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Wsj On Newspaper Bias

Subscribers to the ODT or online editions of the Wall Street Journal won’t want to miss the study out of Stanford on how liberal and conservative Senators have been labeled in the New York Times and the Washington Post. (You’ll have to lobby Opinion Journal to put it on the free site.)

David Brady and Jonathan Ma note that liberals are labeled a fraction of the time, and then reporters employ terms like “respected Midwestern liberal,” “good old-fashioned liberal,” “liberal icon,” and “liberal abortion-rights stalwart.” (They must not have found my favorite, “liberal lion.”) The conservatives, by contrast were “hard core,” “hard line,” “granite-hard,” and “hard-charging.” As Chris Matthews puts it, we “get the drift.”

Tim GrahamTim Graham is Director of Media Analysis at the Media Research Center, where he began in 1989, and has served there with the exception of 2001 and 2002, when served ...


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