I gotta say I was quite bemused by the election, especially the way several big newspapers ignored the John Edwards adultery stories and even forbade their bloggers to discuss it on their forums. The Dan Rather Bush National Guard story was also distrubing, Rather coming across as very arrogant and challenging people to disprove his story rather than the other way around. Now Obama is clashing with Fox News. Is the press biased? I think one of the reasons why Fox is so popular is that they are an alternative to the other news which is notoriously left wing. I read in a survey that 60% of US journalists regard themselves as Democrats and only 20% republican. I laughed my heart out when George Clooney said he preferred it when there were just 3 big news networks because they 'covered all spectrum of opinion' in other words maybe a few dozen editors and journalists controlled the opinion of the nation and they were almost inevitably left leaning. One of the great things about the Internet and cable/satellite TV is that you now have a genuine choice and ordinary people can actively challenge the assertions of media giants and call them to account as the Rather affair proved. So, does the US media have a left wing bias?