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Vigorous, Free Press Is Vital

August 10, 2013

Our nation’s Founders disagreed on much. But on one thing — the necessity of a vigorous, unfettered press to defend Americans’ rights — they were solidly in agreement....

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Aug-10-13 5:53 PM

I'm a fan of the Freakonomics books and podcast's. They did a series on media bias and below are some results.

They rated 20 major media outlets on a "slant scale", with 100 representing the most liberal and zero the most conservative:

ABC Good Morning America 56.1 ABC World News Tonight 61.0 CBS Early Show 66.6 CBS Evening News 73.7 CNN NewsNight with Aaron Brown 56.0 Fox News Spec. Rept. w/ Brit Hume 39.7 Los Angeles Times 70.0 NBC Nightly News 61.6 NBC Today Show 64.0 New York Times 73.7 Newshour with Jim Lehrer 55.8 Newsweek 66.3 NPR Morning Edition 66.3 Time Magazine 65.4 U.S. News and World Report 65.8 USA Today 63.4 Washington Post 66.6 Washington Times 35.4

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Aug-10-13 4:13 PM

"only get corporate America's point of view"??? Hoopie, you do crack me up! Your a very loyal party member for sure. I think the NY Times and Paul Krugman might disagree! LOL

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Aug-10-13 2:34 PM

ABC, NBC,CBS, FOX etc. Print/report the news. NO opinions. Only this will keep the respect of readers.

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Aug-10-13 9:18 AM

Corporate America has consolidated most of all media into just a few powerful entities. All media being controlled by just a few means we only get corporate America's point of view and that is even more dangerous.

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