Oh no!!! It can’t be true! Somebody’s noticed!
People trying to persuade others to adopt their views are very likely to cite think-tank experts who agree with them. And the liberal lobbying group Americans for Democratic Action (their description of themselves) regularly grades politicians from 0 to 100 based on their votes on selected issues, with the most liberal members of Congress earning 100.
Two researchers have combined these two disparate ideas to come up with a measure of media bias that doesn’t depend on journalists’ own perceptions of where they fit on the political spectrum, or on subjective judgments about the philosophical orientation of think tanks.
|Average Republican in Congress||11.2|
|U.S. House Median||39.0|
|New York Times||67.6|
|CBS Evening News||
|Average Democrat in Congress||74.1|