The Rasmussen polling organization reports:
By a 39% to 20% margin, American adults believe that the three major broadcast networks deliver news with a bias in favor of liberals.All the networks plus CNN and NPR are seen as having a liberal bias.
A Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey found that just 25% believe that ABC, CBS, and NBC deliver the news without any bias.
Similar results are found for CNN and National Public Radio (NPR). By a margin of 33% to 16%, Americans say that CNN has a liberal bias. The nation’s adults say the same about NPR by a 27% to 14% margin.[...]
There is one major exception to the belief that media outlets have a liberal bias—Fox News. Thirty-one percent (31%) of Americans say it has a bias that favors conservatives while 15% say it has a liberal bias. [...]
Who would have believed that? Can it be true? What does the NY Times say?
A liberal media bias?
Why that’s like hearing President Clinton really did engage in sex with Monika Lewinsky or that Clinton’s spiritual counselor at the time, The Reverend Jesse Jackson, was balling with a member of his staff who later gave birth to a baby the liberal media referred to as a “love child.”
I mean, isn’t that the kind of stuff conservatives make up?
Further along in the Rasmussen report we learn:
Those not affiliated with either major party tend to see a liberal bias everywhere except Fox. Thirty-eight percent (38%) of unaffiliateds see a liberal bias at the major television networks while only 19% see a conservative bias.So about 66% of people who self-identify as "unaffiliated" see a liberal bias at all major TV networks except Fox.
Do the Democrats know about this problem?
What will Dan Rather, the NY Times, Sen. Harry Reid, NPR, Speaker Pelosi, Newsweek, et all decide to do about “this problem” besides blame President Bush and demand an immediate surrender in Iraq?
The entire report is here.