If people saw Beat the Press this past Friday, John Keller repeated the oft stated meme of the liberal bias in media. Yet not one other guest countered this statement. Why?
A few minutes later, one guest (it might have been Dan Kennedy?) commented that the reason Obama got as much coverage as he did was due to the ability of the media to sell more copy using articles about Obama.
I would think this makes it obvious that the media is not biased left or right, but rather is really concerned with their own bottom line.
In other words, they’ll write what can so they sell copy. To me, this is the bedrock of serving corporate interests, not conservative or liberal, and should provide a strong counter argument to Keller’s meme propagation.
Of course, no one on the show mentioned this.