Monday, May 24, 2004
This will come as a shock to the public:
"Those convinced that liberals make up a disproportionate share of newsroom workers have long relied on Pew Research Center surveys to confirm this view, and they will not be disappointed by the results of Pew's latest study released today.And then you wonder why the prisoner abuse story just keeps running and running, Iraq is turning into another Vietnam, and wherever Bush turns there's more bad news.
"While most of the journalists, like many Americans, describe themselves as 'moderate', a far higher number are 'liberal' than in the general population.
At national organizations (which includes print, TV and radio), the numbers break down like this: 34% liberal, 7% conservative. At local outlets: 23% liberal, 12% conservative. At Web sites: 27% call themselves liberals, 13% conservatives.
This contrasts with the self-assessment of the general public: 20% liberal, 33% conservative."