Belief In A Watchdog Press Depends On Who's In Power.

Pew comes through with another essential insight about journalism and human nature. Basically, whether or not you believe in a "watchdog" role for the press depends on who's president, and who's team you happen to be on. Hopefully they won't mind if I borrow this chart:

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I don't really think it should be all that comforting to liberals that they're more likely to believe in a watchdog press with a Democratic president than the reverse.

-- A. Serwer

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