I’ve read several reviews of the book by the author of the column linked above. His is the first academic study I’ve seen that scientifically looked at bias in the news media and how it effects the audience. His research tends to support what I have always felt in my gut long before there was ever a Rush Limbaugh or a Fox News on the scene. The national news media is significantly biased to the left and that bias has had a profound effect on our politics for the last 40 plus years. When you are as lopsided as the Washington press corp (93% liberal to 7% conservative), all hope of objectivity is gone.
If you doubt me, check out this video clip from today’s White House press briefing. If what Norah O”Donnell asks Carney at the beginning of the clip doesn’t blow you away, stick a fork in ya, your done. Your frog has been successfully boiled.