Is the following an accurate statement?   Political perspectives play a prominent role in much of the commentary by the media.  This is nothing new in the American experience, and it’s neither...

Is the following an accurate statement?

 

Political perspectives play a prominent role in much of the commentary by the media.  This is nothing new in the American experience, and it’s neither necessarily good nor bad.

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Much of what this statement says is true.  Much of what is said in the media is definitely affected by the political points of view of the journalists and commentators.  This is nothing new in American politics.  However, it is not completely clear that this is a neutral development that should not concern us.

Today, the media has become much more partisan.  There is much less of an attempt by media outlets to be even-handed and fair in their reporting and their commentary.  There are clearly liberal news outlets like the New York Times and...

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