Urbin Report

Saturday, June 23, 2007

MSM Bias to the left documented

Via Professor Bainbridge, comes this interesting bit of news about reporters:

MSNBC.com identified 144 journalists who made political contributions from 2004 through the start of the 2008 campaign, according to the public records of the Federal Election Commission. Most of the newsroom checkbooks leaned to the left: 125 journalists gave to Democrats and liberal causes. Only 17 gave to Republicans. Two gave to both parties.

As the Professor points out, "For the benefit of mathphobes, that's 86.8% giving only to Democrats. What's really interesting is how many of the journalists stonewalled."

Of course, there is no outcry from the left that the MSM needs government regulation to promote "fairness." No outcry for government regulation from the right either, but that is no surprise, since Freedom of Speech and the First Amendment of the US Constitution appears to mean more to those Right of Center than those on the elitist left.