In Today's fashion of political clashing, campaign bashing and candidate crashing, it comes to know surprise that the state of the media is somewhat hostile. It’s a constant war between the people of America and the all-mighty Liberal Media. Several outlets, such as Fox News, MSNBC, and the Huffington Post, are well known for leaning one way or another, but even they try to hide it. Fox News carries the slogan of "Fair & Balanced", which implies the network has no political bias, whereas MSNBC's slogan is "Lean Forward" which indicates that the network has a progressive stance on issues.
Sometimes, it is a lot more subtle. In an article from last Friday, the Huffington post pokes fun at Ben Carson, a republican Presidential Candidate, for saying that he was going to release new information about "China's military involvement in Syria". Other times, especially when it comes to TV talk shows, such a Glenn Beck's Edge of Insanity, the facts, and data used to justify their opinions are also really biased. Here is an a clip from 2009 where Ann Coulter and Glenn Beck discuss how CNN covered a story about Rush Limbaugh, a conservative media personality, at CPAC, which is a conservative political conference. They use data from the conference, which would have an obvious conservative bias, that said people's top two favorite TV personalities are Rush Limbaugh, and Glenn Beck.
At times reporters are ruthless, but honorable, by doing their job and getting their sources, but often times reporters are too influenced by their own political leaning. These kind of reporters should not be good sources of information, but rather thought of as entertainment.