In a new study conducted by the Pew Research Center, it has been revealed that the unabashedly liberal MSNBC cable news outlet ranks as the most-biased of the major cable outlets for news.
The study analyzed MSNBC programming and determined that a whopping 85 percent of their content came in the form of commentary and opinion, with only 15 percent containing “fact-based reporting.”
By comparison, a study conducted of Fox News during the same period revealed the cable news giant devoted only 55 percent of their content to commentary and opinion, with 45 percent of that content containing “fact-based reporting.”
Finally, CNN was studied during the same period and found to contain 54 percent “fact-based reporting” and 46 percent commentary and opinion.
So, only about nine percent of air-time separates Fox and CNN in their respective “news” vs. “opinion” mix, but MSNBC is, by far, the most opinionated channel of the big three cable news outlets.
Pew’s methods were based on analyzing a half-hour of daytime programming for the first five months of 2012, as well as the first five minutes of prime time general news shows.