Uncommon Knowledge with Peter Robinson: Tim Groseclose—Media Bias

Another good one from the Hoover Institute/National Review produced interview show:

A distinguished political scientist, Tim Groseclose is the Marvin Hoffenberg Professor of American Politics at the University of California at Los Angeles. Professor Groseclose has also taught at Caltech, Stanford, Carnegie Mellon, Ohio State University and Harvard. His new book is Left Turn: How Liberal Media Bias Distorts the American Mind.

For years, conservatives have been saying, “The media are biased.” For just as many years, liberals have been saying, “Oh, yeah? Prove it.” Now Tim Groseclose has proven it. Drawing on years of research and statistical analysis laid out in Left Turn, Groseclose explains how he measures the political leanings of ordinary Americans, the level of bias in any chosen media company, and how this media bias powerfully affects elections. He concludes by offering ways of combating media bias and explaining the role the Internet plays in exposing this bias.