Eric Alterman confronts the question of liberal bias and provides a sharp and utterly convincing assessment of the realities of political bias in the news. The real story is not whether this newspaper, or that news anchor, is biased but rather what extent the entire news industry is organized to communicate conservative views and push our politics to the right.
"Interesting with Faults"
Thanks to the machinations of the right, there is no dirtier word in American politics today than "liberal". Yet public-opinion polls consistently show that the majority of Americans hold liberal views on everything from health care to foreign policy.
"A Must-Read for all Liberals"
Not since Richard Nixon's heyday has there been a more controversial president capable of polarizing public opinion than George W. Bush. From his arrival in office - through what many still regard as one of the most flagrant miscarriages of electoral justice in modern history - to the long road to Iraq, liberals have vilified Bush as ardently as neoconservatives have embraced him.