US Media bias

Philip Ferguson plf13 at student.canterbury.ac.nz
Thu Sep 19 22:01:43 MDT 2002


POLL ON U.S. MEDIA BIAS:
 A study of ABC World News Tonight, CBS Evening News and NBC Nightly
News in
 the year 2001 shows that 92 percent of all U.S. sources interviewed were
 white, 85 percent were male and, where party affiliation was identifiable,
 75 percent were Republican.

 Race of U.S. Sources, Where Identifiable
     White   Black   Latino  Arab-Am.    Asian-Am.   Native Am.
 ABC 92 %    7 % 0.5 %   0.5 %   0.3 %   0 %
 CBS 92 %    7 % 0.7 %   0.7 %   0.3 %   0 %
 NBC 92 %    7 % 0.6 %   0.6 %   0.2 %   0.024 %
 TOTAL   92 %    7 % 0.6 %   0.6 %   0.2 %   0.008 %
 Gender of Sources
     Men Women
 ABC 86 %    14 %
 CBS 86 %    14 %
 NBC 82 %    18 %
 TOTAL   85 %    15 %
 Partisan Affiliation of Sources, Where Identifiable
     Republican  Democrat    3rd Party/Independent
 ABC 73 %    27 %    0.7 %
 CBS 76 %    23 %    1.2 %
 NBC 75 %    25 %    0.2 %
 TOTAL   75 %    24 %    1 %
 *62% of all partisan sources were administration officials; George Bush
 alone accounted for 33% of the total. When these are set aside, the
 remaining partisan sources were 51% Republican and 48% Democrat, suggesting
 a strong advantage overall for the party that held the White House.
 Total Partisan Sources Before & After Sept. 11
     Republican  Democrat    3rd Party/Independent
 Before 9/11 68 %    31 %    1 %
 After 9/11  87 %    13 %    0.1 %

 http://www.fair.org/press-releases/power-sources-release.html

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