Asymmetrical Information - Megan McArdle

02.07.13

I Want News From an Unbiased Source. One that Always Agrees with Me.

Who are you going to believe: me, or my own lyin' eyes?

From the Pew Center on the People and the Press:  

Point: 64 percent said they “prefer getting political news from sources that don’t have a particular point of view, compared with 26% who would rather get news from sources that share their political perspective. This is on par with opinions since 2006.”

Counterpoint: “Among individual cable news outlets,” the study notes, “CNN’s regular audience has declined since 2008. Four years ago, nearly a quarter of Americans (24%) said they regularly watched CNN; that has fallen to 16% in the new survey.”