Medialens isn't so much surprised as shocked that no-one wants to hear about it, the Guardian, in particular, has it's hands over its ears and is singing "lalala":
The only journalist who has been consistently honest about the media is John Pilger. It's interesting to consider how he's treated. In our view he's the country's most powerful dissident - his writing is superb, and the depth and breadth of his insight is beyond most of the other writers you mention. But it seems there's no place for him in any of the quality papers! People talk about the Guardian comment editor Seumas Milne as a radical force - but he won't publish Pilger. We've asked Milne why and he refuses to answer. So our best living dissident - obviously one of the all-time greats - is required to write a fortnightly column in the New Statesman which reaches a few thousand people. So why is he treated differently to Klein and Monbiot? Because he's honest about the media - he criticises the Guardian, he draws attention to the vital role of the entire liberal media establishment in crimes against humanity. So he is persona non grata.
Good lefties, of course, know that the Graun is a "liberal" paper and, if they don't always mentally adjust the stories accordingly, they are aware that it is biased. They probably read Private Eye, too, and are thus painfully aware that journalists are very human.
I do subscribe to Medialens and I am grateful for the constant updates even if I don't read them that often. Part of the problem being that you do feel it takes someone quite spectacularly humourless to point out:
A Guardian Weekend supplement in March 2004 consisted of 128 pages. Of these, 90 were taken up in advertising, some of it aimed at society's wealthiest elites. The "chiffon halterneck dress with metal sequin overlay" advertised on page 74, for example, cost £5,890. The country's leading liberal newspaper described this as "absolute glamour".
Because if the country's leading liberal newspaper is raving about six grand dresses, well, the revolution can't be far off.