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Tim Groseclose Coming to Minneapolis, October 19: You’re Invited

Featured image We have written several times about Tim Groseclose’s new book, Left Turn: How Liberal Media Bias Distorts the American Mind. That the press is biased toward the left is obvious, but Professor Groseclose is the first academic to use social science techniques to measure the extent of the bias and its influence on our culture. Our first post on Left Turn explained what the book is about and why it »

Tim Groseclose Comes to Minneapolis, October 19

Featured image We have written several times about Tim Groseclose’s new book, Left Turn: How Liberal Media Bias Distorts the American Mind. That the press is biased toward the left is obvious, but Professor Groseclose is the first academic to use social science techniques to measure the extent of the bias and its influence on our culture. Our first post on Left Turn explained what the book is about and why it »

Uncommon Knowledge with Tim Groseclose

Featured image Last week we posted Peter Robinson’s interview with Tim Groseclose. Given our format, the interview rotated off the site after a few days. We should have another installment of Uncommon Knowledge next week. In the meantime, here is the interview with Professor Groseclose, once more once, after a brief introduction. With Left Turn: How Liberal Media Bias Distorts the American Mind, Tim Groseclose has written an important book. Indeed, it »

Uncommon Knowledge with Tim Groseclose

Featured image With Left Turn: How Liberal Media Bias Distorts the American Mind, Tim Groseclose has written an important book. Indeed, it may be the book of the year. Professor Groseclose measures media bias with social-scientific methods and concludes that: (i) all mainstream media outlets have a liberal bias, and (ii) while some supposedly conservative outlets—such as the Washington Times or Fox News Special Report—do lean right, their conservative bias is less »

Speaking of false (2)

Featured image George Mason University Professor Tim Groseclose wrote yesterday to advise that the Star Tribune staff report on Ilhan Omar’s Colbert appearance last week is worse than I noted. He writes: “The Star Tribune did not provide accurate quotes. Most important, in the Colbert interview she doesn’t even mention the word ‘marriage,’ much less criticize her critics for the married-her-brother claim. I posted some tweets [starting here] with a few more »

The role of the Star Tribune

Featured image Yesterday morning John and I spoke to a group of Republican businessmen and attorneys (“Minnesota Rough Riders”) about this past Tuesday’s election results. As I recall below, John and I last spoke to the group about Rathergate in November 2004. This year we were invited to provide our retrospective on the elections. John looked back at the national results; I looked back at Minnesota’s. Today the Star Tribune runs reporter »

Election day in Minnesota

Featured image In this election cycle Minnesota has become a proving ground for the current iteration of the parties. For a glimpse of the Democrats’ destination, see the Ilhan Omar and Keith Ellison. They are one-eyed jacks, but on Power Line at least we’ve seen the other side of their face. If you get your news from the Star Tribune, however, you’ve seen only seen the side of their face that the »

Imagine there’s no media bias

Featured image I originally posted this in February 2015. A reader reminded me of it yesterday. I thought some readers might find it of interest in the event you missed it the first time around. Here it is in slightly revised form: It is impossible to imagine what our political landscape would look like in a world where the mainstream media were fair and impartial. Unlike the utopia conjured by John Lennon, »

Media Alert

Featured image I will guest host the Laura Ingraham radio show tomorrow from 9 to 12 Eastern, 8 to 11 Central. We have a good lineup of guests, including Congressman John Culbertson, Byron York and Professor Tim Groseclose on media bias. Scott will join me during the second hour to talk about the 10th anniversary of Rathergate, the upcoming movie that will try to make a heroine out of Mary Mapes, and »

Imagine there’s no media bias

Featured image I think it is impossible to imagine what our political landscape would look like in a world where the mainstream media were fair and impartial. Unlike the utopia conjured by John Lennon, it’s “not easy if you try.” It would take someone of Ray Bradbury’s capacious imagination to formulate this particular alternative universe. In his important 2011 book Left Turn: How Liberal Media Bias Distorts the American Mind, Professor Tim »

Kitzhaber cant

Featured image We are saturated in left-wing media. I think it is literally impossible to imagine a world in which the media were impartial, or fair, or tilted right rather than left. Professor Tim Groseclose nevertheless brings the methodology of quantitative social science to the task in Left Turn: How Liberal Media Bias Distorts the American Mind and the results are fascinating. To clarify her own thinking as she worked on the »

Fox News Derangement Syndrome, or, The Left Out-Fox-es Itself

Featured image If there’s any conservative media the Left hates worse that Rush Limbaugh and AM talk radio, it’s Fox News. The Left is obsessed with Fox News, and just as the Left floated the idea of reviving the “fairness doctrine” to shut down Rush Limbaugh (the “hush Rush rule,” as it was called), the Left would love to find a way for the government to shut down or regulate Fox News »

Massive resistance at UCLA

Featured image The regime of affirmative action — of preferences administered on the basis of race — is illegal in California. It nevertheless continues to operate, though it necessarily does so under conditions of secrecy and deceit. See, for example, Tim Groseclose’s Ricochet post “‘Independent study’ shows UCLA is cheating on admissions.” When it comes to persistence in unlawful behavior involving race, university administrators are a hard case. Professor Groseclose returns to »

Massive resistance at UCLA

Featured image The regime of affirmative action — of preferences administered on the basis of race — is illegal in California. It nevertheless continues to operate, though it necessarily does so under conditions of secrecy and deceit. See, for example, Tim Groseclose’s Ricochet post “‘Independent study’ shows UCLA is cheating on admissions.” When it comes to persistence in unlawful behavior involving race, university administrators are a hard case. Professor Groseclose returns to »

Affirmative action forever

Featured image The principle of equal treatment without regard to race is one that is close to my heart. Accordingly, one of my favorite books on a legal subject is Andrew Kull’s The Color-Blind Constitution. (I learned of the book at the time of its publication through Judge Alex Kosinski’s 1993 New Republic review/essay.) It is a book that is by turns inspiring and maddening. I recommend it without reservation to readers »

Joe Biden Democrats square off

Featured image During today’s episode of the Hinderaker-Ward experience, Brian Ward made a great point about Joe Biden’s debate performance. Biden, said Brian, was behaving like a Democrat. Not all Democrats, of course, but certainly a great many of those one encounters on the internet. Like Biden, they are rude, eager to prevent the other side from talking, and prone to attack arguments they don’t like with bad behavior rather than reasoning. »

Toward which candidate is the electoral college biased?

Featured image I’m increasingly preoccupied with this year’s presidential race, yet I don’t spend much time (at least not yet) thinking about the electoral vote. The way I see it, the outcome in the Electoral College has varied from that indicated by the popular vote only once in my lifetime, and never did in the lifetimes of my parents and grandparents. So if Romney wins the popular vote, his odds of becoming »