I guess it would suck to hear fanboys chanting in mindless agreement 24/7
I wouldn't know but I’m sure you'd be able to explain it to me. That is if I cared one iota about your opinion in the first place.
I do pop over to JU every once in a great while if only for comic relief. Inevitably when I do your boring me too threads or blogs (whatever) suddenly spring to some semblance of life if only because finally you have someone that disagrees with you. For as long as I'm present in a thread there's activity that's seldom seen and once I leave the thread dies out in short order.
You folks are the "fanboys chanting in mindless agreement 24/7", you must have really boring lives to hang out here any appreciable length of time.
But to actually address the point made in the OP the MSM does not have a liberal bias, it has a stupid bias. It's biased to the lowest common denominator of the American public which is stupidity.
It used to be that the major news outlets were real journalists. They verified their sources and in general simply reported the facts and let the reader or listener come to their own conclusions. The BBC and even to some limited extent the CBC still pretty much does that today but the American media has long since abandoned that methodology.
Instead the American media’s sense of fairness is now to simply have a representative from each side of any particular story and as long as each side gets relatively equal time to state their case then they’ve been “fair and balanced”.
In many cases that’s probably true, where there are two reasonable sides to a discussion and the chosen representatives are equally cogent then a certain amount of balance is inevitable. However the other aspect of journalism that has been lost is the idea that if you see someone walking down the street with a monkey taking a dump on their head you were allowed to point out the obvious and say “there’s a guy walking down the street with a monkey taking a dump on his head.”
This is exhibited when there really aren’t two reasonable sides to the conversation. When it’s clear to any reasonable person that one side is in fact the lunatic fringe and the other side are the 90% of people that aren’t crazy.
But even in this case the MSM will still get some representative from the lunatic fringe to sit opposite someone normal and give each their equal time to present their case and not once does the “journalist” question the obvious craziness spouted by the lunatic fringe.
This isn’t balanced it’s just stupid. When you give the crazy’s a stage and equal time and don’t bother to question their craziness then you’re conveying a sense of legitimacy that’s a lie.
So the MSM does not have a liberal bias, in fact they’re very careful to always have a republican to balance every democrat. But they’ll still put up birthers, global warming deniers, creationists, teabaggers and the like against anyone normal but fail to ask the obvious question of “you can’t be serious?”
If you want to at least pretend to have an open mind then here’s a couple of articles you should read on the subject.