According to the Pew Research Center, it seems viewers aren’t crazy thinking that Fox News is conservative while MSNBC is liberal. Of course, Fox News says they’re ‘fair and balanced’, but even their most loyal viewers fully admit that Fox News caters to conservatively-minded folks. MSNBC, on the other hand, seems to be under the belief that they’ve fooled the American people into thinking that they ‘fairly’ report the ‘facts’. Judging by the stats, MSNBC is nowhere even close to being an ethical news source.
Let’s look at the findings, shall we…
Fox News obviously delivers conservative talking points on the regular, given that the majority of their pundits, reporters, and analysts are in the tank for the conservative agenda. Just how bad is Fox News at ‘keeping it real’? Pew found that,
The ratio of negative to positive stories in Fox’s coverage of President Obama was 46 to 6.
…according to a recent Baltimore Sun editorial piece.
However, the Baltimore Sun also reports:
On MSNBC, the ratio of negative to positive stories on GOP candidate Mitt Romney was 71 to 3.
To which the writer, David Zurawik, adds,
That’s not a news channel. That’s a propaganda machine, and owner Comcast should probably change Phil Griffin’s title from president to high minister of information, or something equally befitting the work of a party propaganist hack in a totalitarian regime. You wonder how mainstream news organizations allow their reporters and corrdespondents to appear in such a cauldron of bias.
So, there you have it, folks. MSNBC is far more biased than Fox News, according to Pew. If you must talk to a liberal, and they say that their news sources aren’t biased, simply refer them to this study. You may either shut them up, or convince them to your way of thinking …it’s a win-win.