16 March 2006
How to get a balanced version of the news
Jeffrey Milyo (pictured), an associate professor of economics and public affairs at the University of Missouri at Columbia, has found the perfect solution for those who want to get a balanced version of the news. Based on the results of a UCLA-led study which attempted to objectively quantify bias in a range of media outlets and then rank them accordingly Milyo concludes:
"If viewers spent an equal amount of time watching Fox's 'Special Report' as ABC's 'World News' and NBC's 'Nightly News,' then they would receive a nearly perfectly balanced version of the news."
Best set aside a little extra time in the evenings then, you may have a long night of watching the news ahead.