Yeah, the narrative of a liberal bias is a colossal pile of crap.
Craig Cook

On the contrary, the Democrats have been just as involved at providing loopholes to big corporations, as evidenced by Wall Street’s coziness with President Obama and (soon-to-be President) Clinton.

Most Conservative commentators support reducing loopholes for all people and corporations, and just having a simpler, lower rate for everyone.

As far as bias goes, bias is contained in the verbal framework through which stories are presented, and which stories get the most coverage. Editing rooms are overwhelmingly liberal, and they control the fundamental premises of conversation. I’m not particularly a Fox News guy, as they have far too often plied the trade of sensationalism rather than providing the best factual news source, but it is refreshing to have news that doesn’t presuppose ideas from a leftward philosophy.

Picture this, a story is put out that big new tax cuts are coming for some segment. In actuality, however, tax hikes that were passed before are expiring. When all of the media presents that story in a certain way, they may not be straying from fact one bit, but still following premises that demonstrate a point of view. Media sources such as MSNBC have no qualms about their leanings (being effectively the same thing as FOX, though I think they’re a better news organization unfortunately), but that same sort of philosophical framework appears in outlets like NPR and CNN that are ostensibly neutral.

Frankly, the leftward angle of popular culture is a lot more concerning to me than the bias in news media, since more people form their views from music and movies than from the news, but that’s beside the point. The basic point is that people present from their point of view, and newsrooms are overwhelmingly liberal. I don’t blame them for having a bias, but I do desire to see a more fair perspective allowed in the general discourse — just as I would like to see a more open conversation in talk radio, and I tend toward hosts that make that possible (ie, Michael Medved, not Limbaugh or Hannity).

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