Megan McArdle on Media Bias

September 9, 2008

And why it exists.  I kind of snicker when I hear the dreaded “liberal media” intoned with all the disdain of the guy who passes the flu around to everyone at the office.  BUT, it’s so true as to be forgone, and comical.  However, “confirmation bias” appears wired into our brains.  Obviously, for those that pride themselves on rational thinking, that doesn’t make it right.  Still, it’s bullshit that an entire industry that slants left gets their own bully pulpit, and THEN WON’T ADMIT ANY SORT OF BIAS.  C’mon….

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