Left Turn? A Discussion of Liberal Media Bias

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Pyle Center
@ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

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The recent revelations about Twitter working with the government to squelch legitimate news stories has revived discussions about media bias. Some claim the national media is biased against conservatives and Republicans. But what do the data show? The Center will host Professor Tim Groselose, professor of economics at George Mason University, to discuss his book Left Turn: How Liberal Media Bias Distorts the American Mind.

Tim Groseclose: Professor of economics at George Mason University and the holder of the Adam Smith chair at the Mercatus Center. He has held previous faculty appointments at UCLA, 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 two books, Cheating: An Insider’s Report on the Use of Race in Admissions at UCLA and 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.

Located in Rooms 325 & 326 in Pyle Center