News Media Bias
Myth: A sizeable number of Americans believe that news media have a liberal bias.
Fact: When you believe things that aren’t true, the truth sounds like bias.
We have not only a right, but a responsibility to be wary of biased news media. But healthy skepticism has been transmuted into the widely-held belief that mainstream news media have an obvious liberal bias and a mission to spread left-wing propaganda. Even popular culture icons from Hollywood to the NFL are commonly thought to despise America and contribute to that bias.
Where does credibility end and sensationalism begin when it comes to the news? Are opinion pieces the new fact-based reporting? And how can we tell the difference?
A long-time rallying cry on the right has been that the news media has a liberal bias. This allows them to discredit any facts reported by the mainstream media by saying it’s propaganda promulgated by the “liberal media.” In fact, according to a 2017 Gallup poll, 62...read more
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Myth: A sizeable number of Americans believe that news media have a liberal bias. Fact: When you believe things that aren’t true, the truth sounds like bias. As citizens, we have not merely a right, but a responsibility to be wary of biased news media. Somehow,...read more