"The liberal media." The phrase is so stale that it's practically fossilized -- not that this condition has prevented politicians of a certain stripe from regularly trotting it out in advance of next week's balloting. But while it might be true that a sizable percentage of reporters, editors, news directors and producers (though seldom owners) tilt leftward in ways that may or may not color their work, another press bias is probably more important in determining what you, the average citizen, see and read: a prejudice against dullness. Simply put, newspapers and broadcast stations have an enormous amount of time and space to fill every day, and if an intriguing option presents itself, decision-makers will grab it, regardless of ideology. You can be left-wing, or you can be right-wing. Just... More >>>