Wednesday, September 15, 2004
The pollster Roy Morgan reports on its latest Australian research:
"Australians are very critical of the media being often biased, with 86% of Australians saying Newspaper journalists are often biased, 75% of Australians said Talk-back radio announcers were often biased and 73% TV reporters and journalists."So far so good - conventional wisdom seems to match all the relevant academic studies. But then this pearl of wisdom:
"Of Newspaper journalists, Andrew Bolt (3.5%) was most often mentioned by Australians as being often biased, followed by Piers Ackerman (3%) and Miranda Devine (1.5%)."Bolt, Ackerman and Devine are actually all opinion writers. We pay them to read write about their biases.