Perhaps one of the more significant misperceptions that the right primarily, but the left as well, tries to create, sadly, often more successfully that we'd like, is around the claim of media bias. The right is sure the media tilts wildly to the left, and the left is sure the opposite is true (though, EJ's piece here is more nuanced than we often see). Oddly enough, the only scholarly studies I've seen on the subject (serious engagement over an extended period, solid research methodologies, etc.) have shown there is virtually no media bias. I'd love to hear your thoughts on it, in particular, I'd be interested in what metrics you think would be used to determine bias. Then, I'll have more to say.