I don’t think that it’s a conspiracy, I just think that it’s a byproduct of who produces the stuff and what audience that they’re trying to reach.
Think about it–most young people are liberal by default (statistically speaking), and what you want to do as a brand is to reach people while they’re young so that you can make your brand a habit in their life. So, if you’re marketing to reach the young’uns, you create a product that will generally appeal to them.
Most young people are not overly concerned with fiscal issues, or this or that “boring” topic that is often discussed on conservative news outlets, so it’s no wonder why there’s not a lot of it available to the mainstream audience–it’s just not interesting to the young mind.
Plus, many of the faces of national news outlets tend to have more in common with Hollywood actors than journalists, and Hollywood isn’t exactly known for leaning to the right, either.
My two cents, anyhow, but I don’t think that it’s necessarily a conspiracy from the government. I do, however, acknowledge that it gets exploited by certain administrations while in office, though.
If collusion were a crime…