Saturday, June 13, 2009

Leftist Media Bias of the Day

How does the MSN describe a former adviser to the 1988 Dukakis Presidential campaign who became a cabinet official under President Clinton, and now is the top economic adviser to President Obama?

To the New York Times, Lawrence Summers is "a right-of-center economist."

(via David Bernstein at the Volokh Conspiracy)

4 comments:

Assistant Village Idiot said...

There is another dynamic at play here as well. Nearly all economists, even ones that are liberal within the definitions of their own field, are to the right of the NYT. They are much more in favor of free markets, for example, than politicians and lobbyists are. Therefore, when someone from the NYT encounters the actual views of someone like Summers, they conclude that he must be a right-of-center economist.

OBloodyHell said...

Everything looks right-of-center when you have no clue that you're two miles off the roadway.

Carl said...

Does the Times concede their columnist Paul Krugman is a liberal economist?

OBloodyHell said...

I'll concede he's a liberal twit. Does that count?