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Friday, November 12, 2004

I, Personally, Am Very Shocked

Who would ever have thunk it? A new Pew Survey released today shows the following:

While most of the journalists, like many Americans, describe themselves as "moderate," a far higher number are "liberal" than in the general population.
At national organizations (which includes print, TV and radio), the numbers break down like this: 34% liberal, 7% conservative. At local outlets: 23% liberal, 12% conservative. At Web sites: 27% call themselves liberals, 13% conservatives.
This contrasts with the self-assessment of the general public: 20% liberal, 33% conservative.
The survey of 547 media professionals, completed this spring, is part of an important study released today by The Project for Excellence in Journalism and The Committee of Concerned Journalists, which mainly concerns more general issues related to newsrooms (an E&P summary will appear Monday).

Taking into consideration the anecdotal experiences I have had-- Neigh unto 100% of liberals I know lie about their orientation, preferring less partisan sounding monikers-- and the results are truly frightening.


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