Bernie Goldberg wrote a book called "Bias" some years ago after retiring from CBS News.

But about the time that Goldberg was born, the press had bias too. But there was one significant difference. Competition.

I was looking at an old newspaper (from the early 20s). The masthead said:

Reliably Republican in Politics

This was a small-town paper in the days when telephones were rare. It was published only once a week. (The particular issue I was reading described a train derailment.)

And, in the 1920s, this small town had two newspapers. One leaned left and the other right. They consolidated in the 60s.

Why can't FOX News drop the "fair and balanced" tag to say something more accurate? "We're redder than MSNBC" would be a start. I'm not one of the hippy-dippy FOX News haters, but the slogan has always grated on me, especially after I read "Bias" upon its release nearly ten years ago.

How can you object to bias if you're warned about it?