Monday, January 30, 2006

Partisanship in Cable News

Posted by Teresa at 1:01 PM
Fox News is for the conservative, patriotic, military-supporting, Jesus loving, gun carrying and country music listening type of person. CNN is for the liberal, New York Times reading, anti-military, irreligious, latte drinking, and classical music listening type of person. Right?

Well that seems to be the perception many have. Sadly, cable news has turned to a battle in partisanship. More than half of regular Fox views describe themselves as politically conservative. At the same time CNN has a more Democrat-leaning audience than in the past, according to The Pew Research Center. It was suggested that Americans were moving to their own ideological corners in their media consumption, or a more European style of ideological media. Perhaps the American model of a non-ideological independent press was dying (State of the News Media).

Is this a good or bad trend?



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