For years, conservatives have been saying, "The media are biased." For just as many years, liberals have been saying, "Oh, yeah? Prove it." Now Tim Groseclose has proven it. Drawing on years of research and statistical analysis laid out in Left Turn, Groseclose explains how he measures the political leanings of ordinary Americans, the level of bias in any chosen media company, and how powerfully this media bias impacts elections. He concludes with the role the Internet is playing in exposing media bias and offering ways of combating it.
A distinguished political scientist, Tim Groseclose is the Marvin Hoffenberg Professor of American Politics at University of California at Los Angeles. Dr. Groseclose has also taught at Caltech, Stanford, Carnegie Mellon, Ohio State University and Harvard. His new book: Left Turn: How Liberal Media Bias Distorts the American Mind.
Dr. Tim Groseclose is the Marvin Hoffenberg Professor of American Politics at UCLA. He has joint appointments in the political science and economics departments. He has held previous faculty appointments at Caltech, Stanford University, Ohio State University, Harvard University, and Carnegie Mellon University.
In 1987 Groseclose received his B.S. degree in Mathematical and Computational Sciences from Stanford University. In 1992 he received his PhD from the Stanford Graduate School of Business (specializing in the School’s Political Economics program).
His research has focused on Congress, the media, and mathematical models of politics. He has recently published a book, Left Turn: How Liberal Media Bias Distorts the American Mind. He has published more than two dozen scholarly articles, including several published in the American Economic Review, Quarterly Journal of Economics, American Political Science Review, American Journal of Political Science, and Journal of Politics.
Peter M. Robinson is a research fellow at the Hoover Institution, where he writes about business and politics, edits the Hoover Institution's quarterly journal, the Hoover Digest, and hosts Hoover's television program, "Uncommon Knowledge."
Robinson is also the author of three books: How Ronald Reagan Changed My Life; It's My Party: A Republican's Messy Love Affair with the GOP; and the best-selling business book Snapshots from Hell: The Making of an MBA.