Friday, September 21, 2007

Maybe, the UT is not so Conservative?

A week ago last Wednesday, Media Matters for America a progressive media watchdog published a report on the political balance of op-ed pages for the nation's newspapers.[Link] According to the summary of the report "Conservative syndicated columnists reach millions more than progressive columnists." That sixty percent of the nation's newspapers print more conservative columnist every week than they do progressive columnists.[Link] According to Media Matters, however, their own research shows that the Union-Tribune has more centrist columnists than they have either conservative or progressive columnists on their op-ed pages.[Link]

Now, I'm not one to quibble with the research that Media Matters has done regarding op-ed pages, but I can tell you that when it comes to covering local stories pertaining to any number of progressive issues, the UT has a decisive conservative slant. Don't believe me, then ask any number of local Democratic candidates who have sat down with the editorial board regarding endorsements.

2 comments:

hannitized said...

It isn't conservative. Ever since the son took over the paper has been creeping slowly toward Liberal/Gay/Appeasement party. Why has the U-T sold out America?

Dem Activist said...

I think the problem with the UT is that it not so much that it is "conservative" as much as it endorses the downtown-developer-business elite's agenda for San Diego.