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Updated for 2012: The MRC's 'Media Bias 101'

The Media Research Center has just concluded an update of our “Media Bias 101” Web package, with more than 40 articles detailing scholarly research of the past 30 years showing the mostly ...
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NYTimes Frets Over Reduced Visibility of 'Populist' Occupy Movement, Then Suggests They've Already Won

Times reporter Michael Schmidt: "Whether Occupy has a resurgence, it has already had a significant influence on American politics, making economic inequality -- and specifically the top “1 ...

As ObamaCare Hits Supreme Court, New York Times Buries Unfavorable Poll Findings on A-17

There were strange priorities afoot in Tuesday's New York Times, which led with a poll story on falling support for the war in Afghanistan. Yet the paper buried a story from the same poll ...
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As Obama-Care Hits Supreme Court, New York Times Buries Unfavorable Poll Findings on A-17

There were strange priorities afoot in Tuesday's New York Times, which led with a poll story on falling support for the war in Afghanistan. Yet the paper buried a story from the same poll showing ...
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Another Bogus NYT Story Baselessly Assumes Contraception Fight Hurting the GOP

Another phony New York Times story suggesting women's issues like abortion and contraception are hurting the GOP: Reporter Ashley Parker ignores inconvenient findings from the paper's own poll ...
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CBS Trumpets Slanted Poll: 61% of Catholics Support ObamaCare Mandate

On its Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning newscasts, CBS played up its most recent poll, which found that 61 percent of Catholics approve "President Obama's contraception policy," as a graphic ...
Media Bias 101

Exhibit 2-26: Record High 67% See Political Bias in News Media

A Pew Research Center survey conducted in January 2012 found a record high 67 percent of Americans see “a great deal” or “fair amount” of “political bias” in the news media.
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NBC Touts Outdated Poll Showing Obama Approval Up, Downplays More Recent Figure

The NBC Nightly News on Tuesday hyped recent Gallup Daily Tracking Poll numbers from Monday showing a slight improvement in President Obama's approval/disapproval numbers after House Republicans ...

NYT Covers Falling Tea Party Support, Ignores Polls Showing Sharp Downturn in OWS Appeal

The Times' Kate Zernike devotes a story to a poll showing cooling Tea Party support, suggesting the group's "hard-line" and "extreme" stance was "dragging down" the GOP. Meanwhile, the paper has ...

CBS: Extremism at 'Occupy' Protests Merely the 'Actions of a Few'

On Wednesday's Early Show, CBS's Erica Hill downplayed the instances of violence and bigotry found at Occupy Wall Street protests as simply "the actions of a few," after GOP presidential candidate ...
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