Rabidly partisan hack Eric Boehlert of the left-wing slander site Media Matters for America is a fundamentalist incapable of rational thought.
In a blog post called “BYU study proves right-wing blogs are irrelevant,” the hopelessly deluded Boehlert, who likely spends his days repeating the conservatism-is-dead mantra over and over again in the hope that somehow it will magically become true, argues journalists’ reported preference for liberal blogs over conservative blogs means liberal blogs are better.
Burying himself under a mountain of logical fallacies, Boehlert writes
My take is that journalists are mostly college-educated professionals in search of new and interesting information and when they visit sites like Talking Points Memo and Michelle Malkin’s blog it becomes blindingly obvious that one site is serious in its approach to information gathering and sharing, and the other is, um, not. (I’m feeling charitable today.)
So it’s not surprising that journalists would spend more time at the sites that are insightful and are intellectually honest, and spend less time at the sites that are, categorically, not.
So, liberal blogs are by Boehlert’s own definition “insightful” and “intellectually honest,” while conservative blogs by definition cannot be, and by extension, the smarter, more educated people are, the more likely they are to favor liberal blogs.
Of course unlike Boehlert, I do not claim to know with certainty why the journalists in the study did what they did. A more plausible explanation might be that journalists are overwhelmingly left-of-center and this ideological proclivity drives them to favor lefty blogs. Just a guess.
It’s no surprise that Michelle Malkin previously gave the notoriously inaccurate Boehlert her clown of the day award for his wild anti-war bloviations.