By Tim Groseclose
Dr. Tim Groseclose, a professor of political technology and economics at UCLA, has spent years developing particular, quantitative measures of the slant of media shops. He does this via measuring the political content material of reports, that allows you to degree the PQ, or "political quotient" of citizens and politicians.
Among his conclusions are: (i) all mainstream media shops have a liberal bias; and (ii) whereas a few supposedly conservative outlets―such the Washington instances or Fox information' Special Report―do lean correct, their conservative bias is under the liberal bias of such a lot mainstream retailers.
Groseclose contends that the final leftward bias of the media has shifted the PQ of the common American via approximately 20 issues, on a scale of a hundred, the variation among the present political beliefs of the typical American, and the political opinions of the common resident of Orange County, California or Salt Lake County, Utah. With Left flip readers can simply calculate their very own PQ―to make a decision for themselves if the prejudice exists. This well timed, much-needed learn brings truth to this usually overheated debate.