A study by the University of California has found that the media is indeed biased to the left. however, the media outlets as a whole are not as extreme as the politicians in congress about their left or right leanings.
Of the 20 major media outlets studied, 18 scored left of center, with CBS' "Evening News," The New York Times and the Los Angeles Times ranking second, third and fourth most liberal behind the news pages of The Wall Street Journal.
CBS? Liberal? get outta town! no one would have guessed THAT (end sarcasm)
Only Fox News' "Special Report With Brit Hume" and The Washington Times scored right of the average U.S. voter.
Funny part is, people blast Fox News for being "biased" when 18 others are also biased, but in the way they WANT them to be biased.
The most centrist outlet proved to be the "NewsHour With Jim Lehrer." CNN's "NewsNight With Aaron Brown" and ABC's "Good Morning America" were a close second and third.
I never really thought of Good Morning America to be a news show, but I suppose it is.
The fourth most centrist outlet was "Special Report With Brit Hume" on Fox News, which often is cited by liberals as an egregious example of a right-wing outlet. While this news program proved to be right of center, the study found ABC's "World News Tonight" and NBC's "Nightly News" to be left of center. All three outlets were approximately equidistant from the center, the report found.
This comes as a bit of a sting to those who scream about "Faux news durr hurr hurr" being blatantly right biased Even if it is slightly right, its more center than some of the more celebrated networks.
Of course, they leave out the political commentators from the project, who are, by nature leaning one way or another and will do their damnedest to convince you to lean with them. Which is great because they're not news anchors, they're there to comment and piss people off.