Randall Hoven has assembled a tremendous list (in alphabetical order) of the top 101 lies and misinformation from the elite media and related figures. He calls it “Media Dishonesty Matters“, and I recommend reading it to everyone, since we’re all consumers of news and opinion in one form or another. Upon first glance, I just have one minor quibble. Included in Hoven’s list is this incident from the 2004 presidential election:
92. Evan Thomas, Newsweek (2004). Admitted bias. Thomas said, “Let’s talk a little media bias here. The media, I think, wants Kerry to win. … They’re going to portray Kerry and Edwards as being young and dynamic and optimistic and there’s going to be this glow about them … that’s going to be worth maybe 15 points.”
Unless you actually do believe the legacy media is unbiased (an impossibility in my book, for reasons I go into here), then I’m don’t believe that Thomas should be faulted for admitting the truth about his profession, which jibes perfectly with all of the studies that have been taken regarding their voting habits.
In a related post, TigerHawk explores “Partisan differences in trusting, and not trusting, the media”, which is also well worth your time.