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.

Daniel S. Sutter is the Charles G. Koch Professor with the Manuel H. Johnson Center for Political Economy, Sorrell College of Business, Troy University.
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