Previously, a Harvard study revealed that most of the mainstream media, including both TV news and NPR, were very biased in favor of liberal Presidential candidates, while Fox News (and MSNBC) came out more balanced.
Now, the Center for Media and Public Affairs (CMPA) at George Mason University has released a study comparing the Hume Report’s news segment with the other MSM TV news programs, and CONFIRMS that Fox News is more balanced and fair than the other MSM news outlets.
Newsbusters has this analysis:
Fox News Channel’s coverage was more balanced toward both parties than the broadcast networks were. On FOX, evaluations of all Democratic candidates combined were split almost evenly – 51% positive vs. 49% negative, as were all evaluations of GOP candidates – 49% positive vs. 51% negative, producing a perfectly balanced 50-50 split for all candidates of both parties.
On the three broadcast networks, opinion on Democratic candidates split 47% positive vs. 53% negative, while evaluations of Republicans were more negative – 40% positive vs. 60% negative. For both parties combined, network evaluations were almost 3 to 2 negative in tone, i.e. 41% positive vs. 59% negative.
Liberals, of course, don’t accept the data, but I note that the liberal Huffington Post can do no more than question the sources of funding for the CMPA, presumably because they are unable to mount any real case against the methodology of the study.
“When the data against you is good, resort to ad hominems” – seems like the MO of liberals these days.