What Liberal Media?

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What Liberal Media?: The Truth About Bias and the News
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AuthorEric Alterman
SubjectMedia bias
PublisherBasic Books
Publication date

What Liberal Media?: The Truth About Bias and the News is a book by columnist Eric Alterman that challenges the widespread conservative belief in a liberal media bias. Alterman argues that the media, as a whole, is not biased liberally, but conservatively.

Critical response[edit]

The Los Angeles Times called the book, "A well-documented, even-tempered and witty answer, I might say antidote, to such toxic recent bestsellers as Bernard Goldberg's 'Bias.'"

Ted Widmer of the New York Times Book Review said "'What Liberal Media' is bold, counterintuitive and cathartic".[1]

The New Yorker said of the book, "A polemic is nothing without passion , and Alterman's argumentative vigor is engaging [and]... the meticulous care with which his arguments are sourced and footnoted is in commendable contrast to the efforts of some of his more fire-breathing opponents."[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Widmer, Ted (2003-03-16). "The Wayward Media". New York Times Book Review. Archived from the original on March 14, 2013. Retrieved 2010-09-23.
  2. ^ WhatLiberalMedia.com - official website Archived December 30, 2003, at the Wayback Machine

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