Most Americans View Media as Liberal

Most Americans, according to a new Rasmussen poll, believe that ABC, NBC, CBS, and CNN report the news with a liberal slant.

By a 39% to 20% margin, American adults believe that the three major broadcast networks deliver news with a bias in favor of liberals. 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).

It’s not just a bias that these networks bring to the news, it’s political activism. The mainstream media runs or ignores stories based on whether or not they can be viewed as beneficial to the Democratic Party. It’s obvious.

Not surprisingly, however, a large percentage of liberals have it in their mind that, for the most part, news coverage is slanted in favor of conservatives. While the more reality-based Republican and Independent sample feels that the media, with the exception of Fox News, reports with a liberal slant.

There are huge partisan and ideological differences in the data. For example, among self-identified liberals, all of the media outlets are believed to have some net bias in favor of conservatives... Forty-three percent (43%) say the same about CNN. As for the major television networks, 49% of liberals believe they have a conservative bias. Just 10% of liberals see a liberal bias at ABC, CBS, and NBC.

Conservatives throughout the nation see things entirely differently. Sixty-two percent (62%) see a liberal bias at the major broadcast networks and 55% say the same about CNN. Forty-five percent (45%) of conservatives see Fox as unbiased and the rest are evenly divided.

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.

Only 10% of liberals believe that the major networks carry a liberal bias. -Which sounds about right to me because only 10% of the liberals that I’ve met, had enough self-respect to concede to the truth if it wasn’t in their favor. Most just deny, change the subject or leave.