Nov
04
2008

Post-Election Predictions

Matthew Yglesias sums up the likely electoral reactions of "liberal media":

In the real world, all responsible people know that when conservatives win elections, the only responsible thing is for the media to give more platforms to conservatives in order to reflect the country's conservative sentiments. Meanwhile, when conservative lose elections, the only responsible thing is for the media to give more platforms to conservatives in order to counterbalance the liberal bias that caused the losses. Also to publish articles about how conservative the countryâ┚¬Ã¢”ž¢s sentiments are. But never, ever, ever wonder how liberal the media could really be if it reacts to conservative electoral defeat by proclaiming the country to be essentially conservative.

About Jim Naureckas

Extra! Magazine Editor Since 1990, Jim Naureckas has been the editor of Extra!, FAIR's monthly journal of media criticism. He is the co-author of The Way Things Aren't: Rush Limbaugh's Reign of Error, and co-editor of The FAIR Reader: An Extra! Review of Press and Politics in the '90s. He is also the co-manager of FAIR's website. He has worked as an investigative reporter for the newspaper In These Times, where he covered the Iran-Contra scandal, and was managing editor of the Washington Report on the Hemisphere, a newsletter on Latin America. Jim was born in Libertyville, Illinois, in 1964, and graduated from Stanford University in 1985 with a bachelor's degree in political science. Since 1997 he has been married to Janine Jackson, FAIR's program director. You can follow Jim on Twitter at @JNaureckas.