You can look these things up by state. Here’s a list of MA papers. Even here, the list of syndicated conservatives in our op-ed pages outweighs progressives by 2 (24 conservatives to 22 progressives).
Drill down, it gets funner…the Lowell Sun has three regular conservatives to one centrist and one progressive. (The Sun runs Michelle Malkin? Honestly? How sad.) Occasional columnists include two conservatives and one progressive.
The Boston Herald is way worse, though. Six regular conservatives to one centrist. No liberals. Gee, surprised? Occasional columnists include one conservative, one centrist.
Only the Globe leans leftward with its syndicated choices, with three progressives, one centrist, and one conservative. More surprising to me, however, was that the Globe doesn’t have that many syndicated columnists total compared to even the smaller MA papers.
Many others in the top tier of circulation appear to be fairly balanced. (Of course, not including the Sun.)
Can we please, please stop pretending the media is liberal? Study after study comes out using indisputable numbers showing a very different story. If I hear “liberal media bias” one more time, I will end up decking someone. (Metaphorically speaking, of course.)