It is probably not a coincidence that the author uses Howard (my wife works for the GOP and I evaluate the media without bias even though I am part of it, no conflict of interest here) Kurtz as an example to show how god-awful our political press is.

The conservative press is especially adept at pushing this idea that both sides should get the same amount of positive or negative coverage, no matter the facts, or that neutrality somehow equals fairness (some say Obama’s a Christian, while others claim he’s the Anti-Christ. Discuss amongst yourselves), and the mainstream media has been falling for it for years. Media critics, stop asking if political coverage is “evenhanded” or “balanced,” and start deciding whether it is accurate and fair.

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