Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Proof of Yahoo! News Readers' Conservative Bias?

I rarely check my Yahoo! homepage because RSS feed readers -- I use Google Reader -- has virtually rendered it useless. But I clicked it anyways because it's been weeks since I've checked my Yahoo! e-mail account (which I don't really use anyways). The cover story read as follows: "McCain: Pundits are being fooled". Beneath this title read "VOTE: Who will win the presidency?". Curiosity's a powerful emotion. I went straight to the results and what did I find? Not only is it a dead-heat amongst Yahoo! readers, but John McCain is up! I've suspected for months -- perhaps over a year -- that Yahoo! has a conservative bias. To me, this discovery pretty much affirms those suspicions. What do you think? Have you had a similar experience with Yahoo! or other news sites? Here's the full screenshot of the site and poll (click it for the "full-screen experience"):