The Bias of "Bias"

"Proving that irony is alive and well post-Sept. 11," observe Steve Rendall and Peter Hart, "a book deriding the national press corps for its flagrant liberal bias has been the subject of enormous attention in the same mainstream media that, the book argues, suppress conservative views." In their critical review of Bernard Goldberg's book, Bias, they note that "right-wing media watchdogs ... can find a socialist tilt in the weather report." Rendall and Hart, who work for Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting, point out the flaws in Goldberg's book, which is "long on name-calling and vitriol, but short on substance. ... If, as Goldberg argues, there's a media tilt toward Democrats, then why have Republicans received a majority of newspaper endorsements in all but two presidential elections since 1932?"