The US media bubble

Politico has a lengthy article on how much of a bubble the US live in. They found:

  • 90% of Internet publishing employees work in a county Clinton won
  • 75% of Internet publishing employees work in a county Clinton won by over 30%
  • 72% of Internet publishing and media employees work in a county Clinton won

So it is not deliberate bias, just that so many in the media live in a neighbourhood which is unrepresentative of the country as a whole.

It would be interesting to study NZ media and where they live. I suspect most NZ media will live in Labour held electorates despite Labour holding only 21 out of 64 general electorates.

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