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Richard Farmer’s chunky bits

Your politics can influence your decision-making, and even your ability to do maths. Plus other political snippets noted along the way.

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Speaking of media independence, how does Aunty fare?

A Crikey analysis of the political leanings of ABC journalists finds more end up in the Coalition camp than the Labor one.

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The Age | TV & RADIO|

ABC does have a political bias: the Coalition

Despite Peter Costello’s claims that the ABC has a distinct left-wing bias, new research shows the ABC is more likely to favour the Coalition, while The Age leans to Labor.

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Wall Street Journal | JOURNALISM|

Biden and Palin agree; media treats them differently

When Sarah Palin says it, it’s stupid. When US VP Biden says it, he gets graded on a curve, says Joe Taranto about reaction to their comments on Israel’s military rights against Iran.

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The blogosphere bites (Crikey) back

Yesterday, Crikey ran the bias-o-meter over Australia’s best political bloggers. Here are their responses:

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Crikey’s Bias-o-meter Part V: the shock jocks

All your fave shock jocks ranked and rated on the Crikey bias-o-meter.

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The Crikey bias-o-meter IV: the blogosphere

Before blog commentary makes it into the public realm, it doesn’t have to fight its way through an editorial bureaucracy, nor does it have to live up to a masthead. And that’s how we came up with the criteria for inclusion in the Crikey Blogosphere Bias-o-metre — it’s all about the wonks.

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The Mungo-meter: Bias can be a matter of judgement

There are those journalists who pick sides from birth and never change, whatever the circumstances. For reasons of temperament, heredity or because the Pope tells them, they remain rusted on to one side or the other.

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Crikey Bias-o-meter III: The federal press gallery

Here’s a terrible truth about the Press Gallery. The vast majority of its members are level headed, concientous types – good men and women doing a good job.

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Bias and content: what do we think of the media?

We’re not impressed with our media, or so it seems. Only 17% of Australians aged 14 and over — down 1% since August 2004 — think the media is doing a good job “covering elections and controversial topics without bias”, new Roy Morgan research has found.

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