the poll in favour of the Democrats. If it hadn't been a poll containing a significant pro-Republican element in the creation and administration of the poll, I wouldn't have posted it, because I would have considered it, in my phrase of yore, "The sound of one hand clapping."
I don't post here to hear myself talk, I post here to offer an opposing view with some substance behind it, some research, some modicum of credibility to it.
I don't think, for example, that all news organizations are dominated by one group or another. I think that the Washington Times is a Conservative rag, just as the Washington Post has been a Liberal rag (though don't tell that to Jimmy Carter whom they savaged). Whether that continues to be true under the new owner remains to be seen.
I don't know the names of extreme Liberals who own large numbers of newspapers or television stations, but it's certainly hard not to notice the activities of Rupert Murdoch and his glorious News Corpse franchise world wide. The NY Post and the Wall Srreet Journal are his playthings, and who knows how many others there are in the US. And it is impossible to avoid his constant drum beat for the most retrograde Coolidge-style Republicanism and gross manipulation of the news, and constant editorial comment in the middle of news stories on Fox. You can't point to any paper on the other side of the spectrum or any television station which is that one-sided with that record of bias and cheerleading for one party. You may possibly think you can, but an honest evaluation would prove you wrong. All that Nixon BS about the Liberal Media Conspiracy was Nixonian Paranoia a trait both he and most of his advisors had bristling out of them in every way possible. The same Media he complained about were roasting LBJ for years before and positively savaged and destroyed Jimmy Carter, but acted as cheerleaders for Ronnie and Georgie 2. It was people outside the media who wanted W's a$$ in a sling, not the NYT or the WaPo or the St. Louis Post Dispatch or the LA Times. The FCC used to expect contrary opinion on every news channel and programme, and the Main Stream Media adhered to that expectation and still do. How Fox gets away with its one-sided bile is a mystery to me.
CNN used to employ Robert Novak, MSNBC has Joe Scarborough, Fox has which recognized Liberal Voice as a staff person with a daily show?? Fox has Sean Hannity interviewing Ted Cruz, and both of them licking one another like dogs in the street. Now that's what I call fair and balanced . At least when CBS interviewed Barney Frank they challenged him by quoting opposing views and opposing politicians to elicit his response. Hannity and Chris Wallace, and Bill-O the Clown interview the guys from their own side in order to give them free airtime to express their beliefs, and encourage them to go farther, rather than asking questions based on contrary opinions. It's Puff-ball Central there in terms of Hard Political Questions.