Media bias in the United States occurs when the media in the United States systematically emphasizes one particular point of view in a way that contravenes the standards of professional journalism. Claims of media bias in the United States include claims of liberal bias, conservative bias, mainstream bias, and corporate bias. To combat this, a variety of watchdog groups attempt to find the facts behind both biased reporting and unfounded claims of bias. Research about media bias is now a subject of systematic scholarship in a variety of disciplines. (Wikipedia)
Sharyl Attkisson has compiled a media bias chart with the help of her followers. She points out about it that:
I’ve updated the following subjective chart based on information compiled from various sources and your feedback. Some sources have shifted left or right, others have been added including: ESPN, McClatchy, the Federalist, Conservative Review, Washington Monthly, Twitchy, Gateway Pundit and Conservative Treehouse.
Please note that outlets on left and right sometimes publish material that’s on the opposite side of the political spectrum, or that has no political leaning at all. The placement is based on perceived overall tone and audience. Position on the chart doesn’t necessarily imply credibility or lack thereof. Sources on far right and far left have, in many instances, produced excellent, factually correct information at times.
I have loosely placed more traditional information sources in the top half of the chart working down toward aggregators, fact-checkers, opinion sites and less news-related sources. (This posed some position challenges since most of traditional information sources are left-leaning.) I did not attempt to place individual programs or broadcasts.
Compiling such a chart is obviously difficult for many reasons, some of them having to do with space. The spacing should be considered relative and not an indicator of absolute position. A number of the information sources technically belong on top of one another. You have contributed terrific ideas, such as sizing boxes based on audience, and dividing into quadrants. This is a work in progress. Thanks for your input!
Truthers should already understand that left or right leaning is important but much less important than deep state leaning. I’ve had to learn which news media to trust and, of course, which ones are conspiracy deniers, fake news outlets, double speak outlets putting out disinformation, etc. As a lifelong Christian, I am right leaning by nature, but I also believe conservative values are in line with the Founders and Christianity, and ultimately we are in a spiritual war where Satan’s war on Christianity has deceived many to abandon conservative values, thus most on the left are not fully in line with truth, but may align with some truths. Certainly not all on the right are trustworthy either as the deep state tries to control both sides.
Chronological History of Media Bias
A Report from Harvard Kennedy School’s Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy Analyzes News Coverage of President Trump’s First 100 days in Office
Thousands of Irish Gather in Dublin to Protest Media Coverage of Abortion Following Recent Bias of 33 to 1 Pro-Abortion Articles
Internal email Entitled “Obama Leak Investigations” at Stratfor claimed Obama’s Then-Homeland Security Adviser John Brennan is Targeting Journalists.
Carl Bernstein, Following the Church Committee Hearings, Reports that Over 400 Journalists had Secretly Carried out Propaganda Assignments from the CIA
Communist Defector Bella Dodd, a CPUSA Leader, Publishes ‘School of Darkness’ & Claims that The New World Order is Communism
Congressman Oscar Calloway Testifies to Congress “JP Morgan Purchased the Most Influential Newspapers in America to Manipulate the Public to Join WWI”