Conservative Columnist at Louisville Courier-Journal Resigns Because of Paper's Liberal Bias
This from the Daily Caller:
The lone conservative columnist at the largest and most influential newspaper in Kentucky says he quit writing for the paper because editors are refusing to publish his opinion piece calling the publication out for its apparent liberal bias.
Columnist John David Dyche told The Daily Caller Monday that he’s written for the Louisville Courier-Journal for about a decade and his column had never been rejected until last week.
Dyche says he quit after Pam Platt, the paper’s editorial page editor, left him a voicemail on Feb. 11 making it clear they wouldn’t run his piece about the paper’s politics.
For my book on media bias I compute the slant quotient of a few hundred U.S. newspapers. The Courier-Journal's SQ is 67.8. Indeed that's left of center (50) on my scale. It's not quite as liberal as the New York Times (73.7), and it's about equally liberal as the Washington Post (66.6).
(While researching this, I discovered a typo in my book. On p. 174 I report the SQ of the Courier-Journal as 76.8, whereas it should be 67.8.)