On the NSA, the media may tilt right : Columbia Journalism Review: ". . .Our findings indicate that the intense public concern about the NSA’s activities is not merely an artifact of biased coverage, since the media actually appears to be biased in the opposite direction. In a recent Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll, 54 percent of respondents disagreed with dragnet collection of internet metadata and 71 percent disagreed with warrantless monitoring of US phone calls. Public opposition to the government surveillance might be even more pronounced if overall media coverage was neutral and unbiased. . . ."
No wonder the US mainstream media is neither respected nor trusted by the American people.
But don't take my word for it--read Glenn Greenwald on the media:
Maybe some day the NYT will learn that mindlessly & uncritically publishing anonymous govt claims is bad journalism? http://t.co/fds4xXXxtY
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) October 12, 2013
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