The term ‘Liberal Media Bubble’ is a fairly new term. What this bubble does is limit journalists in having an independent position on news events. It is similar to the chronic “Inside The Beltway” disease that politicians in Washington have. It makes them bad at 3 out of 4 things that make for something other than fake news. read on.
As Written By Frank Camp for the Daily Wire:
In a piece titled: “There Really Was A Liberal Media Bubble,” FiveThirtyEight‘s Nate Silver writes that a lack of diversity among news outlets has led to a progressive media echo chamber:
Much of The New York Times’s coverage, for instance, implied that Clinton’s odds were close to 100 percent. In an article on Oct. 17 — more than three weeks before Election Day — they portrayed the race as being effectively over, the only question being whether Clinton should seek a landslide or instead assist down-ballot Democrats.
…political experts aren’t a very diverse group and tend to place a lot of faith in the opinions of other experts and other members of the political establishment. Once a consensus view is established, it tends to reinforce itself until and unless there’s very compelling evidence for the contrary position. Social media, especially Twitter, can amplify the groupthink further. It can be an echo chamber.
Silver recalls a book by James Surowiecki, titled The Wisdom of Crowds, which claims that crowds will “make good predictions” only if they fulfill four conditions: diversity of opinion, independence, decentralization, and aggregation. While Silver writes that journalists score high on aggregation, they fail miserably in all other……
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