Critics of this theory counter these arguments by saying that local control of news media largely li

Critics of this theory counter these arguments by saying that local control of news media largely li

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Critics of this theory counter these arguments by saying that local control of news media  largely lies beyond the reach of large corporate offices elsewhere, and that the quality of  news depends upon good journalists. They contend that those less powerful and not in  control of media have often received full media coverage and subsequent support. As  examples they name numerous environmental causes, the anti-nuclear movement, the  anti-Vietnam movement, and the pro-Gulf War movement. While most people argue that a corporate elite controls media, a variation on this  approach argues that a politically “liberal” elite controls media. They point to the fact that  journalists, being more highly educated than the general population, hold more liberal  political views, consider themselves “left of center,” and are more likely to register as  Democrats. They further point to examples from the media itself and the statistical 
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