News Media Incentives, Coverage of Government, and the Growth of Government
By Daniel Sutter
This article appeared in the Spring 2004 issue of The Independent Review

Although conservative pundits often claim that liberal bias causes the news media to promote big government, non-ideological factors also warrant consideration. Over-reliance on government officials as news sources provides probably the strongest mechanism of indirect bias.

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