Glenn Reynolds, a law professor at the University of Tennessee who runs the instapundit US political blog says: “Thanks to the internet, cable news channels and talk radio, media bias is easier to spot and easier for people to bypass. This not only changes views, but prevents the formation of a phoney consensus – what experts call “preference falsification” – resulting from widespread, and unified, media bias. “It’s because of the influence of new media that the “traditional press’s influence is shrinking.”