Over at Investors Business Daily, there’s an interesting editorial by Representative Lamar Smith. We all know the media leans left – that’s no surprise. But I was surprised to read that more people than I would have suspected have noticed…

Polling indicates that Americans are aware of the lack of media objectivity. A Gallup poll released on Oct. 8 found that only 9% of Americans say they have a great deal of trust and confidence in the mass media to report the news “fully, accurately, and fairly.” Over half of Americans (52%) say they have “not very much” confidence or “none at all” in the mass media.

The Gallup poll also found that more than twice as many Americans say the news media are too liberal (45%) rather than too conservative (18%). The tendency on the part of Americans to perceive the news media as too liberal has been a trend observed in each Gallup poll in which the question has been asked since 2001.

And Mr. Smith offers a solution….

The most effective action, though, comes from consumers of the news. If you share my concerns and want to voice your complaint about an example of unfair reporting, call or write the news outlet to express your point of view.

A nice thought, Mr. Smith. Trouble is, according to John Bruhns, a certified moonbat, the enemedia is more than just left leaning. The enemedia is part of the problem…they are a mouthpiece for the liberals. (Like we didn’t know that already!) And the enemedia is paying for it too. Americans are no longer interested in being handed the line of bologna that the enemedia dishes out.

From the St. Louis Post Dispatch website, in a story from 9/28/2007 about 60 employees retiring and the positions not being re-filled:

In recent years, the newspaper industry has suffered declining circulation and sliding advertising revenue. Papers jostle for the attention of time-crunched consumers and compete with blogs, websites and other media and entertainment outlets. Newspaper companies have struggled to wring enough revenue from online advertising to compensate for shrinking advertising in the paper-and-ink editions.

Layoffs, buyouts and hiring freezes have become increasingly common nationwide.

Newspapers, as an institution in this country, are for the most part dead. They just don’t know it yet. You have to see a problem before you can fix it.