There is a great deal wrong with this story over at Politifact. But I want to highlight the first three grafs:
At a Republican campaign rally a few years ago, I asked one of the attendees how he got his news.
“I listen to Rush and read NewsMax,” he said. “And to make sure I’m getting a balanced view, I watch Fox.”
My liberal friends get their information from distinctly different sources ”” Huffington Post, Daily Kos and Rachel Maddow. To make sure they get a balanced view, they click
I don’t know a single “liberal” blogger whose only sources of news are those cited above. I for one read the following on a regular basis: Christian Science Monitor, New York Times, Washington Post, L.A. Times. I check the Arts and Letter’s Daily, which highlights stories from both sides of the spectrum and a great deal of academic work, too, and I read the New York Review of Books from cover to cover every day. I frequently read The Atlantic, and too top it all off I listening to NPR in the mornings and many of NPR’s podcasts during the day. As a matter of fact when was the last time I even linked to one of those three mentioned above?
So let’s do a little experiment: go out and ask your liberal friends if the sum total of the new diet is HuffPo, Kos and Maddow?
And then ask any conservative you know what they go to for news. I can guarantee you it isn’t the liberals who have a one-sided news diet.