Jan 2, 2008

News is biased unless done by partisans

The demise of the newspaper could be a boon for conservatives, according to the National Legal and Policy Center. And it's not even satire.

Here's the nutgraf: If conservative nonprofit organizations significantly increase their use of investigative reporting, then the movement will be able to partly offset the liberal bias of the mainstream media. Despite their political agenda, newspapers and TV networks like scandals simply because they make great headlines. Experience shows that they will cover scandals exposed by conservatives.

Here's the kicker: A critical reason for the success of the conservative movement is its ability to counter the biases of the media establishment through talk radio and the internet. Conservatives can similarly revolutionize the media by filling the void in investigative reporting caused by the decline in newspaper circulation.

I suppose this counts as a form of citizen journalism.

No comments: