Your politics can influence your decision-making, and even your ability to do maths. Plus other political snippets noted along the way.
A Crikey analysis of the political leanings of ABC journalists finds more end up in the Coalition camp than the Labor one.
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.
Yesterday, Crikey ran the bias-o-meter over Australia's best political bloggers. Here are their responses:
All your fave shock jocks ranked and rated on the Crikey bias-o-meter.
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.
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.
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.
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.