Politics from the Palouse to Puget Sound

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Rage, Rage Against the Dying of the Light

Anyone can blog, anyone can be a "journalist" in today's over-bloated information age - no matter their training or agenda. Readers beware - sort fact from fiction.
- Vicki Rishling, "Local newspapers are linked to the community," Moscow-Pullman Daily News, June 25, 2008
I suspected that many media outlets would tilt to the left because surveys have shown that reporters tend to vote more Democrat than Republican. But I was surprised at just how pronounced the distinctions are.
- Tim Groseclose, UCLA political scientist and lead author of a study that found most media outlets have a liberal bias
Anyone who still believes that bloggers are one breed and journalists are another has been living in a cave since roughly 2002.
- Mark Glaser, "Distinction Between Bloggers, Journalists Blurring More Than Ever," PBS, February 28, 2008

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