Wednesday, October 15, 2008
I just realized right now that Media Bias is a self-fulfilling prophecy.
I'm looking at the polls and I see that Obama has a huge lead in CBS/NYT polls. These are the media outlets that are often denounced as having a liberal bias. The result of that is that conservatives avoid those media outlets, and liberals start flocking to them. Thus, when CBS and the New York Times polls their consumers, they find that a majority of them are liberal and the poll results skew left. As a result of that, these media institutions assume that the American public is more liberal than it really is, and they then operate under liberal assumptions, and thus become the very liberal media that they were accused of being.
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