April 30, 2004

Fair and balanced.

It's no surprise where US VP Dick Cheney gets his news, is it? From Cheney's conference call last night to Republicans gathered for National Party for the President Day:

"It's easy to complain about the press -- I've been doing it for a good part of my career," Cheney said. "It's part of what goes with a free society. What I do is try to focus upon those elements of the press that I think do an effective job and try to be accurate in their portrayal of events. For example, I end up spending a lot of time watching Fox News, because they're more accurate in my experience, in those events that I'm personally involved in, than many of the other outlets." [emphasis added]

We don't have time to track down the link, since we're about to leave for a weekend at music camp, but we recall a study done last fall showing that people who got their news from Fox were far less well informed than people who relied on other new outlets.

Via Washington Post.

More: TAPPED had the link we were looking for. That study of perceptions and misperceptions of the news is here.

Posted by Magpie at April 30, 2004 07:41 PM | US Politics | Technorati links |

more accurate = "caters to his prejudices"


Posted by: Scorpio at April 30, 2004 08:32 PM