The Freakonomics blog (yes, from the guys with the book of the same name) recently had a post/audiocast on the subject of Media Bias.
On it, they featured some interesting stats:
Here’s how 20 major media outlets rank on Groseclose and Milyo’s slant scale, with 100 representing the most liberal and zero the most conservative:
And here’s a chart of some well-known Congressmembers’ “Political Quotients,” based on their voting records. Again, 100 represents the most liberal, zero is the most conservative. (In the episode, you’ll hear where Levitt, Groseclose, and I rank on this “PQ” scale. You can take a quiz to find out your own PQ here.)
There's lots more if you follow the links and be sure to get your own Political Quotient (PQ)!
I got a 30. With Ron Paul at 31.8, I don't feel too bad.
That said, a majority of questions were related to economic policy and restrictions to freedom-of-choice. Because of that, I we skewed greatly to the right, but I believe if there were more social issues, I would be similarly skewed to the left.
P.S. It was interesting to see some of the common phrases from both sides:
If all this interests you, be sure to listen to the Freakonomics audiocast and read more on the blog.