Left Turn

Left Turn

How Liberal Media Bias Distorts the American Mind

Book - 2011
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Dr. Tim Groseclose, a professor of political science and economics at UCLA, has spent years constructing precise, quantitative measures of the slant of media outlets. He does this by measuring the political content of news, as a way to measure the PQ, or "political quotient" of voters and politicians.

Among his conclusions are: (i) all mainstream media outlets have a liberal bias; and (ii) while some supposedly conservative outlets--such the Washington Times or Fox News' S pecial Report --do lean right, their conservative bias is less than the liberal bias of most mainstream outlets.

Groseclose contends that the general leftward bias of the media has shifted the PQ of the average American by about 20 points, on a scale of 100, the difference between the current political views of the average American, and the political views of the average resident of Orange County, California or Salt Lake County, Utah. With Left Turn readers can easily calculate their own PQ--to decide for themselves if the bias exists. This timely, much-needed study brings fact to this often overheated debate.

Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, c2011
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780312555931
0312555938
Branch Call Number: 302.23097 GROSECLOSE
Characteristics: x, 292 p. : ill. ; 22 cm

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Mar 29, 2016

for a reality check, see:
What Liberal Media?: The Truth About Bias and the News
by Eric Alterman
384 pages
Publisher: Basic Books, reprint edition, 2004, pbk, 384 pages, ISBN-10: 0465001777, ISBN-13: 978-0465001774
and,

“Tim Groseclose’s Theory of Liberal Media Bias Remains Shaky” December 28, 2001
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/terry-krepel/tim-groseclose-bias_b_1015889.html

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