Friday, March 18, 2011

The Left/Right Bias WITHIN a Right-Media

So I was talking with my LSAT teacher today who happens to be in journalism school (We were talking me, him, and another guy from our media and politics class), and the teacher had an interesting view on the bias in the media. According to him, almost all journalism in America is geared towards the right. He argued that the entire American Psyche is fairly right-thinking. Things such as a strict, unwaivering belief in capitalism and a belief in a police-state (as he called it) with incarceration levels nearing 800 for every 100,000 us citizens (nearly 1%), showed that our state, according to his view, was already right wing.  Also with big business and government interest and influence, the journalism in the states is influenced to keep the status quo and not challenge authority.

The only variance in the right-left spectrum, he argued, occurred on the right side, aka, more right as opposed to less right.  What do you guys think of this?


  1. I apologize to professor Adler for mentioning professor Luder's class again, but I think it might be relevant here. In that course, based on readings and class lectures, we observed that the right often uses partially false claims of media bias in favor of the left to further their own goals. I think that people who are inclined one way or the other perceive bias in favor of the view opposed to theirs. Studies don't usually support bias in favor of the left or right, so I think it's really a matter of opinion (or rather ideological inclination).