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Media bias is a term used to describe a real or perceived bias of journalists and news producers within the mass media.  According to Wikipedia.

Let me start with the local media, the biggest gripe I see now is the format of the Victoria advocate not their bias.  I have seen the change. The old editor would write his disclaimer at the bottom of a letter to the editor, if the facts of the letter were questionable or false.  The old editor would actually take a stance on political wedge issues such as gay marriage and federal funding of embryonic stem cells research.  I know he was a Democrat, but he took a stance.  I know the Victoria Advocate is limited to space, so I get all of my national news from other sources.  I wonder if the Victoria advocate will keep up their endorsement tradition in the upcoming election.

The mainstream media are usually perceived as ABC, CBS and NBC. Then we have the cable networks, CNN ,MSNBC, and Fox. If you listen to the conservatives that it’s all the above versus Fox.  Is it really that bad?  Rumor is, Tucker Carlson is fixing to be fired at MSNBC so, that cable channel will become totally liberal to combat Fox .This will leave CNN the swing channel.  If that becomes the case, then I will be convinced of a liberal bias in the news media.

Newspapers might be a thing of the past in 10 years. The New York Post, Washington Times and the Wall Street Journal editorial page are conceived to be conservative newspapers but their circulation numbers fall way behind perceived liberal papers such as the New York Times, Los Angeles Times and the Boston Globe. Conservatives now rely on right-leaning blogs and tak-radio.

Talk radio is not even close with conservatives dominating that media.  It is said that Rush Limbaugh has 20 million weekly listeners.  Want to agitate a conservative, just say, you think “the Fairness Doctrine” is a great thing.  :-)

I enjoy the new Victoria advocate on-line forum, because it is now more inclusive.  I enjoy the back-and-forth from my conservative opposition.  This free blog allows anyone to voice their opinions, and that’s a great thing.