Everybody knows we tend to see what we’re looking for, play up the evidence that matches our expectations and discount the contrary evidence. So does that trope color conservatives’ (or liberals’) perception of media bias? Curtis Hubbard, Denver Post editorial page editor, thinks so – and I agree up to a point. See his column linked below.
When all is said and done, however, data from Tim Groseclose in his book Left Turn, and from a number of other studies, identify an unmistakable leftward tilt in America’s major media outlets.
Disclosure: My conservative-minded columns in the Sunday Denver Post once a month would be part of the statistical mix Hubbard writes about; indeed he is the editor with whom my topics must be pre-cleared and through whom my copy must be approved for publication. We get along fine, by the way.