working the mirror

Jonathan Bernstein at Salon:

The media’s real bias: Caring about itself too much.

Among the many real biases of the press (as opposed to the ideological and partisan fantasies of both sides) is a bias in favor of overestimating the importance of press coverage. Not that the press is unimportant, of course … but it isn’t as important as one would think from reading the newspapers and watching the news on TV.