Monday, August 02, 2004

Journalists for Kerry

To the credit of the NY Times, the paper examined media bias among those covering the campaign. I was shocked--shocked!--that the paper's informal survey revealed a liberal tendency among journalists:
We got anonymous answers from 153 journalists, about a third of them based in Washington.

When asked who would be a better president, the journalists from outside the Beltway picked Mr. Kerry 3 to 1, and the ones from Washington favored him 12 to 1. Those results jibe with previous surveys over the past two decades showing that journalists tend to be Democrats, especially the ones based in Washington.