Excerpt from Media & Communications Policy: (click for entire article)
Every once in a while something happens in medialand that stirs up reporters. The most recent example occurred last Thursday when the editors of Politico accused the Washington Post and the New York Times of bias in their coverage of the presidential campaign.
Under a headline that read, “To GOP, blatant bias in vetting,” the authors added their own commentary in ways that suggested that Republican critics of media coverage of the presidential campaign are right.
“Republicans cry ‘bias’ so often,” they wrote, “it feels like a campaign theme. It is, largely because it fires up conservatives…. But it is also because it often rings true, even to people who don’t listen to Rush Limbaugh – or Haley Barbour.”