Paul Farhi has a piece over at the Washington Post on perceived bias in the mainstream media. As an objective journalist, he doesn’t really give the idea much merit.
But have the media really become more biased? Or is this a case of perception trumping reality?
In fact, there’s little to suggest that over the past few decades news reporting has become more favorable to one party. That’s not to say researchers haven’t found bias in reporting. They have, but they don’t agree that one side is consistently favored or that this favoritism has been growing like a pernicious weed.
Distillation: “I don’t see what you’re talking about. So don’t believe your lying eyes.”