On Networks, ‘Controversial’ Law Means Conservative Law
ABC, CBS, NBC label conservative laws controversial 30 times more than liberal laws; Arizona immigration policy most-criticized in five years
By Alana Goodman
Culture and Media Institute
June 23, 2010
- That’s controversial: Conservative laws were called “controversial” 30 times as often as liberal ones on ABC, CBS, and NBC during a five-year time period.
- Arizona law most ‘controversial’: 56 percent of the time network reporters referred to either a liberal or conservative “controversial” law, they were speaking about the Arizona policy even though that law is just two months old