Wednesday, December 13, 2006

I've decided to start reading the New York Times.

I've heard since the sixth grade about how unbalanced, liberal, and evil the New York Times was, and now I've decided to judge it for myself. A Google search for "New York Times" and "liberal" brought back 2,790,000 results, but "New York Times" and "conservative" brought 2,590,000. Based on my far-from-scientific experiment, maybe their coverage isn't all that slanted.

Since I'm addicted to the news, another online newspaper helps satisfy my urge to check twelve different news sources. Also, in the interest of full disclosure, here's the biggest reason: CofC gives students a free subscription to several newspapers, including the NYT. So why not?

I'll let you know how it turns out.

ALSO: Did you know that there are whole websites devoted to "exposing" the liberal bias in the NYT? Timeswatch.org says it is devoted to "documenting and exposing the liberal political agenda of the New York Times." This is a NYT column responding to the accusations.

2 comments:

Ben said...

You could do a lot worse than reading The New York Times.

Vincent Sherry said...

I congratulate you for exposing the nation's best-kept secret, that media coverage is generally far more balanced than ideologues care to admit. The New York Times is superlative, though no paper is perfect.