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In the fall of 2007, PEJ in conjunction with the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press surveyed over 500 journalists
about the state of their profession and their attitudes towards the future.
About a third of national journalists (32%), and 23% of local journalists,
describe themselves as liberals. Relatively small minorities of national and local journalists call
themselves conservatives (8% national, 14% local).
Internet journalists as a group tend to be more liberal than either national or local
journalists. Fewer than half (46%) call themselves moderates, while 39% are self-described
liberals and just 9% are conservatives.
Among the population as a whole, 36% call themselves conservatives – more than triple
the percentage of national and internet journalists, and more than double the percentage of local
journalists. About four-in-ten (39%) characterize their political views as moderate, while 19%
are self-described liberals, based on surveys conducted in 2007 by the Pew Research Center for
the People & the Press
TIME's Mark Halperin: 'Extreme Pro-Obama Media Bias A Disgusting Failure'
Chris Matthews admits bias:
Howell of WaPo admits bias:
NEWS Release SUNDAY, August 17, 2008 4:00 PM
The Pew Research Center for the People & the Press
Media Credibility Plummets
“Over the last 10 years, virtually every news organization or program has seen its credibility marks decline and Democrats continue to give most news organizations much higher credibility ratings than do Republicans. CNN and MSNBC, which were heavily Democratic two years ago, have become even more so: fully 51 percent of CNN's regular viewers are Democrats while only 18 percent are Republicans. MSNBC's audience makeup is similar -- 45 percent of regular viewers of MSNBC are Democrats, 18 percent are Republicans” “the regular audience for nightly network news also is now about two-to-one Democratic (45 percent vs. 22 percent Republican).” "Fox News Channel ATTRACTS A MORE BALANCED AUDIENCE: “Currently, 39 percent of regular Fox News viewers are Republicans while 33 percent are Democrats; in 2006, the margin was 38 percent to 31 percent.""The public continues to express skepticism about what they see, hear and read in the media. No major news outlet -- whether broadcast or cable, print or online - stands out as particularly credible.""There has been little change in public perceptions of the credibility of most major news organizations between 2006 and 2008. Over the last 10 years, however, virtually every news organization or program has seen its credibility marks decline.
In 1998, for example, 42% of those who could rate CNN gave it the highest rating for credibility (four on a scale from one to four). That fell to 28% in 2006, and remains low in the current survey (30%). Credibility ratings for several other television news organizations - including the three major broadcast news outlets - also have declined since 1998. Comparable percentages say they can believe all or most of what NBC News (24%), ABC News (24%) and CBS News (22%) report (based on those who can rate those organizations).
Credibility ratings for the Fox News Channel have remained largely stable in recent years. Currently, 23% say they can believe all or most of what they hear from Fox, down slightly from 2006 and 2004 (25%).
About a quarter (27%) who can rate NPR give it the highest credibility rating, up five points since 2006. NPR is viewed as somewhat more credible today than in 1998 (27% vs. 19%)....
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