Of the 20 major media outlets studied, 18 scored left of center, with CBS' "Evening News," The New York Times and the Los Angeles Times ranking second, third and fourth most liberal behind the news pages of The Wall Street Journal.
Only Fox News' "Special Report With Brit Hume" and The Washington Times scored right of the average U.S. voter.
CBS and the NY and LA Slimes as I call them are obvious for the left, and the Washington Times and Brit Hume are known conservatives so that does not surprise me.
The most centrist outlet proved to be the "NewsHour With Jim Lehrer." CNN's "NewsNight With Aaron Brown" and ABC's "Good Morning America" were a close second and third.
Lehrer's rating sure surprised me. I haven't watched CNN since Pat Buchanan and Bill Press were on crossfire so I can't comment on Aaron Brown. Charlie Gibson? I have to wonder about that. I remember some strong biased anti-2nd amendment statements from him on a Peter Jennings hit piece on the NRA.
The fourth most centrist outlet was "Special Report With Brit Hume" on Fox News, which often is cited by liberals as an egregious example of a right-wing outlet. While this news program proved to be right of center, the study found ABC's "World News Tonight" and NBC's "Nightly News" to be left of center. All three outlets were approximately equidistant from the center, the report found.
NBC and ABC are to the right of CBS, but still left. Then there's the "State News" which makes the NY Slimes look only slightly leftist....