In today’s world it’s imperative more than ever to be a critical thinker.
Read from a variety of different sources. Get different perspectives.
You can always watch C-SPAN for non-partisan political coverage. (You may want to brew a pot of strong coffee first. Pre-Trump)
The following ranking of news outlets from liberal to conservative was compiled by economists and posted on How Biased Is Your Media?: A New Freakonomics Radio Podcast. I think it seems fairly straight forward.
Here’s how 20 major media outlets rank on Groseclose and Milyo’s slant scale, with 100 representing the most liberal and zero the most conservative:
- Washington Times 35.4
- Fox News Spec. Rept. w/ Brit Hume 39.7
- Newshour with Jim Lehrer 55.8
- CNN NewsNight with Aaron Brown 56.0
- ABC Good Morning America 56.1
- ABC World News Tonight 61.0
- Drudge Report 60.4
- NBC Nightly News 61.6
- USA Today 63.4
- Newsweek 66.3
- NBC Today Show 64.0
- Time Magazine 65.4
- U.S. News and World Report 65.8
- Washington Post 66.6
- NPR Morning Edition 66.3
- CBS Early Show 66.6
- Los Angeles Times 70.0
- New York Times 73.7
- CBS Evening News 73.7
- Wall Street Journal 85.1
Also check out: AllSides News Source Bias Ratings
And here’s a chart of some well-known Congressmembers’ “Political Quotients,” based on their voting records. Again, 100 represents the most liberal, zero is the most conservative. (In the episode, you’ll hear where Levitt, Groseclose, and I rank on this “PQ” scale. You can take a quiz to find out your own PQ here.)
Newt Gingrich had been considered in the running for a position in a Trump White House.