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.

Other Independent Review articles by Daniel Sutter
    Fall 2013   Response and Recovery after the Joplin Tornado: Lessons Applied and Lessons Learned
    Winter 2012   Mechanisms of Liberal Bias in the News Media versus the Academy
    Spring 2010   Unquenchable: America’s Water Crisis and What to Do about It

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