The bias of media

A Roy Morgan Australian Poll has revealed that most people think that newspaper journalists are the most biased. They are believed to be often biased by 85%.

This is followed by television reporters at 74%, talk-back radio at 69% at Internet sites at 49%.

These statistics are incredibly hard to believe. Especially considering that talk-back radio is built on the foundation of people sending in their views on a particular topic while the host giving their views, etc.

Now the Internet one must have been tampered with. While I believe it hard to believe that all these Australians read Wikinews (Wikinews, and Wikipedia likewise, have NPOV policies), there are so many blogs on the Internet, each giving their own views, that there aren’t enough readers for them all.

The survey respondents also stated the specific Internet sites. In at number four was Google. I must be incorrect, but I thought Google didn’t write news; just indexing news article on Google News.

Hat-tip: David Farrar on Kiwiblog.


1 Response to “The bias of media”

  1. 1 pfctdayelise August 14, 2007 at 8.02 pm

    Maybe you haven’t had the “pleasure” of hearing talkback in Australia, especially Sydney. It is atrocious.

    the results seem a bit harsh on the print journos though. My impression is that they tend to do the best job.

    They surveyed 663 people. (Worth keeping this mind when reading statements that say “75% of Australians…”)

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